Envision makes notable appointment & more — 8 ASC industry notes

Here are eight updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:

Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare appointed Douglas Smith, MD, president of Envision Physician Services, the first time a physician has held the title.

Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development started 2019 off in full-on growth-mode, with the company entering into several new partnerships to begin the year. Read more on the state of SurgCenter.

Massachusetts-based providers ASC Holding Co., Reliant and Shields ASC partnered to turn a 13,000-square-foot building into an ASC.

Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates' Litchfield Hills Surgery Center is celebrating its 14-year anniversary. Both organizations are based in Torrington, Conn.

Tenet-affiliated Doctors Hospital of Manteca (Calif.) is building a two-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building for $13.3 million adjacent to its main hospital.

A proposed tax on Pennsylvania ASCs would hurt patients and the practices themselves, according to Pennsylvania state Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland. Read more.

Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates' affiliate Texas Health Surgery Center Rockwall is now offering outpatient total joint procedures.

Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America acquired an outpatient surgery center in Fullerton, Calif.

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