Physicians Endoscopy partners with Cleveland hospital & more — 6 ASC industry notes

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

Cleveland-based University Hospitals teamed up with Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy to transition and relicense a gastroenterology-focused outpatient department into an ASC.

Healthcare payment firm Equian was purchased by UnitedHealth for $3.2 billion. 

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum completed its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, which will now become part of OptumCare alongside the company's ASC business, Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates.\

Physicians at Harborside Surgery Center performed 300-plus total joint replacements in 2018. The center is a Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development partner.

Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Hospital tapped HCA Healthcare Orange Park (Fla.) Medical Center CEO Chad Patrick to serve as its new leader, effective mid-July.

Medical Facilities Corp. appointed David Watson to serve as its new CFO.

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