Vermont surgery center appeals to state Supreme Court & more — 8 ASC industry notes

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

Amy Cooper, CEO and co-owner of Colchester, Vt.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center, is appealing a decision by the state's health board to limit the multispecialty ASC to five specialties. Read more. 

Dallas-based GI Alliance acquired Little Rock-based GastroArkansas, marking the sixth state the gastroenterology services organization has expanded into.

After a monthlong process to name a new chief executive, UnitedHealth Group and Optum have appointed Caitlin Zulla CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates.

Edgewood, Ky.-based OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Lawrenceburg, Ind.-based Highpoint Health are teaming up to expand orthopedic services in southeastern Indiana, according to local radio station Eagle Country Online. 

Annapolis, Md.-based Vision Innovation Partners acquired Carroll Vision Center, Center for Total Eye Care and Carroll County Surgery Center, all in Westminster, Md.

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Aspen Surgery Center invested in the da Vinci X Surgical System. 

The GI Quality Improvement Consortium now has more than 10 million colonoscopies on file. 

Regent Surgical Health named Justin Neerhof vice president of business development.

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