While a handful of ASCs have closed down in 2023, a number of previously shuttered facilities have also reopened. Here are six ASCs closing or reopening this year:
1. The previously shuttered Fulton, Mo.-based Callaway Community Hospital has rebranded to ZivaMedical Fulton and plans to reopen with an ASC.
2. Ridgecrest (Calif.) Regional Hospital completed the certification to reopen an ASC formerly owned and operated by a now-defunct private physician group.
3. The previously shuttered ASC at Bonati Spine Institute, based in Hudson, Fla., is allowed to resume surgeries after reaching an agreement entailing a correction plan and a $50,000 fine. The ASC's license was originally suspended after the center allegedly knowingly allowed an unlicensed individual to perform procedures.
4. In February, the Salem (Ore.) Outpatient Surgery Center closed its doors in response to low patient volumes, putting all future plans on hold. Salem Health purchased land for an ASC in 2016 for $6.5 million and started construction on the 42,000-square-foot center in 2020. The ASC closed its doors after less than two years.
5. In June, Muhlenberg Ambulatory Surgery Center in Plainfield, N.J., opened at the site of the former Muhlenberg Hospital. The ASC is 17,728 square feet and has four operating rooms.
6. Lockport, N.Y.-based Eastern Niagara Health System's ASC closed its doors in June but reopened immediately under Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health management.