Five hospitals and health systems opened or announced new ASCs in April:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health, Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International and Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance are seeking state approval to build a $14 million surgery center.
Walla Walla, Wash.-based Providence St. Mary Medical Center is converting the closed Walla Walla General Hospital into an ASC.
Nashville-based Vanderbilt Health received approval to convert an existing building into a $19.95 million ASC.
West Columbia, S.C.-based Lexington Medical Center gained approval to build an outpatient surgery center in Columbia, S.C., for $19.9 million.
Fort Worth, Texas-based Medical City Alliance is building an ASC to alleviate the caseload in its main operating rooms.