Here are 11 gastroenterology and endoscopy-driven centers that have been opened, announced or acquired in 2015.
Economist and philanthropist Sanford J. Grossman, PhD, pledged to give Mount Sinai Health System in New York $3 million for the establishment of an inflammatory bowel disease center. The Dr. Sanford J. Grossman Center for Integrative Studies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will focus on providing personalized treatment for Crohn's disease.
Physicians Endoscopy acquired the Endoscopy Center of West Central Ohio in Lima.
Physicians Endoscopy acquired a minority interest in Garden State Endoscopy Center in Kenilworth, N.J.
Physicians Endoscopy and four gastroenterologist partners opened the Greater Gaston Endoscopy Center in Gastonia, N.C.
GRHealth in Augusta, Ga., opened the GRHealth Digestive Health Center.
Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare opened the Hunterdon Reflux and Motility Center.
Carrell Clinic, based in Dallas, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas, based in Fort Worth, Texas, collaborated to open the HyGleaCare Center in Austin. The new center offers bowel preparation on the same day as scheduled colonoscopy.
Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, N.Y., opened the Johnstown (N.Y.) Endoscopy and Surgery Center.
Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill., opened a new GI clinic.
Northfield (Minn.) Hospital & Clinics began construction on a 9,000-square-foot, $6.3 million endoscopy center late last year. The endoscopy center, built in response to expected procedure demand, is slated for completion this summer.
Physicians Endoscopy acquired a stake in the Philadelphia Gastroenterology Consultants Endoscopy Center of Excellence.