Here are eight hospitals and health systems opening or expanding ambulatory surgery centers.
Athens (Ala.)-Limestone Hospital plans to build a $35 million ASC in Athens, but funding issues could derail the project.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Glen Mills, Pa., opened the Brandywine Valley Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas, plans to double its 3,800-square-foot ASC and medical office.
Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, Pa., plans to reopen an ASC on the hospital's campus that closed its doors several years ago.
A group of nine investors has proposed Vermont's second surgery center, to be called the Green Mountain Surgery Center in Colchester.
Freeman Health System, based in Joplin, Mo., has acquired and renamed a surgery center in Kansas. The surgery center's new name is Freeman Surgical Center.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas, has opened two new facilities, one of which is an outpatient surgery center.
Hauser-Ross Eye Institute in Sycamore, Ill., recently moved to a larger facility and plans to open its own surgery center in October, called the Hauser-Ross Ambulatory Surgical Center.