Tenet signs new, 4-year agreement with Aetna; Surgery Partners appoints Brent Turner to board of directors & more — 4 notes on ASC companies

Here are four updates on ASC companies.

Tenet Healthcare signed a new, four-year services agreement with Aetna in December. The contract enables Aetna's 8.5 million Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Coventry members to obtain in-network access to Tenet's hospitals, physicians and outpatient centers.

Surgery Partners appointed Brent Turner to its board of directors effective Dec. 30, 2015. He will also serve on the company's audit committee.

Hospital Corporation of America expects its 2015 earnings will surpass its previously issued guidance for 2015. HCA expects to report Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $7.9 billion for 2015 and expects same facility admissions for the fourth quarter of 2015 to increase about 1.6 percent year over year. Same facility emergency room visits are expected to grow approximately 3.6 percent.

Jeffrey Clifford, a director with Medical Facilities Corp., purchased 1,000 shares of his company's stock in a transaction valued at CA$14,520. The company currently has a market cap of $437.96 million

If you have a question, issue or note to suggest on an ASC management and development company please contact Carrie Pallardy at cpallardy@beckershealthcare.com or Mary Rechtoris at mrechtoris@beckershealthcare.com

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