4 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

Here are four hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in October:

A new three-story medical facility in Mount Pleasant, S.C., includes a spine surgery center. The development is an expansion of East Cooper Medical Center.

Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco, Idaho, opened a $3.5 million ASC on Oct. 29.

Quincy, Mass.-based Shields Health Care Group, Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization in Boston and MelroseWakefield Healthcare in Melrose, Mass., gained approval to build an ASC on Lawrence Memorial Hospital's campus.

Altair Health, a physician-managed health system in Morristown, N.J., opened a spine surgery center in Florham Park, N.J.

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