12 new ASCs opened or announced in November 2017

There were 12 new ASCs and outpatient surgery centers opened last month.

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, based in Southlake, opened a new 11,000-square-foot ASC adjacent to its clinic. Lone Star Endoscopy Center now has three locations in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced plans to open a standalone outpatient surgery center in Clemmons, N.C., in December.

Kernersville (N.C.) Endoscopy Center submitted a certificate-of-need application to shift two endoscopy rooms from its Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Piedmont Endoscopy Center to a new proposed ASC in Kernersville.

Constitution Surgery partnered with Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare to open the Constitution Surgery Center East in Waterford, Conn. The new 22,000-square-foot facility replaced a smaller surgeon-owed operation.

WNY Medical Management in Buffalo, N.Y., sought regulatory approval from the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council for a multispecialty ASC in Williamsville, N.Y., but two hospitals are objecting.

Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Hospital is seeking the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council's approval for the $13.64 million Ellis Ambulatory Surgery Center in Clifton Park, N.Y.

Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, broke ground on the $37 million Riverview Surgical Center. The ASC is expected to cover 50,000 square feet.

Pending regulatory approval, Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. is planning to open a $26 million orthopedic ASC with six operating rooms. The 33,000-square-foot center would be complete in July 2019.

The New York State Department of Health approved plans to construct a new joint venture ASC that would be owned by physicians and Greenport, N.Y.-based Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Albany, N.Y.-based OrthoNY earned preliminary approval for its $5.63 million Clifton Park, N.Y.-based ASC. The 12,260-square-foot facility would include four operating rooms and 18 recovery beds. It would be OrthoNY's second ASC.

McKinney, Texas-based Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center opened in early November. The 27,000-square-foot multispecialty center includes seven operating rooms and is owned by McKinney Methodist Hospital.

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