Orlando surgery center allegedly committed kickback violations & more — 10 ASC industry notes

Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against an Orlando-based urologist and the outpatient surgery center where he performed procedures over alleged anti-kickback violations. Read more. 

St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, Minn., dedicated $44 million to build a new surgery center and expand its emergency room and cancer center.

Atlanta-based Northside Hospital wants to build a 22,500-square-foot surgery center inside its Braselton, Ga., location. 

Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health could develop medical offices on a lot in Charlotte, pending city approval.

White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital plans to offer ambulatory surgical services at a proposed $10.1 million clinic.

Nebraska Eye Associates has been acquired by ophthalmology and refractive surgery center owner and operator Vance Thompson Vision.

The Physician Care Surgery Center in Royersford (Pa.) is scheduled to open late this year or early in 2020.

Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital Health Network abandoned plans to build an ASC on the land of a former motel in Fort Mitchell, Ky.

Healthcare development and management company Hillcrest Capital Partners plans to develop and operate 15 Michigan surgery centers with physician investors by the end of 2020.

A New Albany, Ohio-based medical building housing an orthopedic provider and a surgery center was acquired by Davis, a real estate company based in Minneapolis.

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