Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. USA Health gets approval to build ASC in Alabama: 3 details

    Mobile, Ala.-based USA Health received approval to build a surgery center almost a year after it sought state approval for the facility, according to a June 16 announcement.
  2. 10 ENTs to know

    An ENT who served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and nine more physicians to know:
  3. Michigan ASC joins PE-backed chain

    Troy, Mich.-based TruVista Surgery Center joined Sunvera Group, a private equity-backed management services organization, according to a June 16 news release.

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  1. UnitedHealth Group's plan to drive more surgeries to ASCs

    UnitedHealth Group made three long-term commitments as part of its sustainability efforts, including pushing more surgeries to ASCs, according to a June 15 company report.
  2. ASC chains, health systems pairing up: Who is already affiliated?

    Partnerships with hospitals have been part of some ASC chains' growth strategy for years, while others just began forging relationships with larger entities in the last few years.
  3. 15 hospitals opening ASCs in May

    Here are 15 hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for an ASC in May:
  4. North Carolina orthopedic ASC saves $15M using prospective bundle

    The Surgical Center of Greensboro, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates, released the outcomes of its first 1,000 commercial prospective 90-day bundles in early June, showing high quality and significant savings.

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  1. Risk aversion, noncompliance + more: 8 internal threats ASCs should know

    Pinpointing and addressing internal threats is critical for ASCs to operate successfully and deliver optimal patient care. 
  2. ValueHealth and physician-owned Ortho Florida team up for ASC network

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth is partnering with Boca Raton-based Ortho Florida for a network of orthopedic-focused ASCs, according to a June 15 news release. 
  3. 10 best children's hospitals for GI

    U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of the best children's hospitals for pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery for 2020-21.
  4. 5 supply chain updates for ASC leaders

    The FDA added sodium citrate tubes to its list of shortages, and the White House included four supply chain initiatives to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Balancing rapid growth and patient care: Q&A with Stefanie Moertz

    Los Angeles-based DOCS Surgical Hospital is investing in employee retention and medical equipment in response to the growth the ASC has experienced in the past year. 
  2. Visus Therapeutics appoints 6 executive leaders

    Ophthalmic pharmaceutical company Visus Therapeutics introduced six new executives it has appointed to lead the company.
  3. EyeSouth Partners appoints former Envision Healthcare leader as new CFO

    Eye care group EyeSouth Partners introduced Kenneth Zongor as its next CFO, succeeding Jason Shafer, who will continue with the company as chief development officer, according to a June 15 press release.
  4. Texas ASCS names board member

    The Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society named Jeff Blankenship its new board member, the organization said June 14. 
  5. Johns Hopkins planning 3 ASCs

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center is planning three new ASCs, according to a June 14 email from the health system. 
  6. How the net worth of ASC specialists changed in the past year

    The percentage of ASC specialists that saw a net worth above $5 million and under $500,000 declined in the past year, according to Medcape's Physician Wealth & Debt Reports from 2021 and 2020.
  7. Center for Special Surgery breaks ground on $26M medical campus with ASC

    The Center for Special Surgery broke ground on a $26 million medical campus with an ASC in West Fargo, N.D., according to a June 11 news release. 
  8. HST Pathways to acquire Clariti Health to expand ASC revenue cycle offerings

    ASC software company HST Pathways will acquire revenue cycle management solutions company Clariti Health to increase price transparency at ASC practices.
  9. Virginia MOB, ASC sells for $32.5M

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical Real Estate has acquired a medical office property in Richmond, Va., for $32.5 million.

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