6 spine-focused ASCs opened or announced this year

Here are six spine ASCs and practices that have been opened or announced this year:

1. Morristown, N.J.-based Altair Health opened a 16,000-square-foot ASC devoted to spine care and pain management procedures in Florham Park, N.J., in August

2. The Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System opened its multispecialty outpatient surgery center at WellStar Acworth (Ga.) Health Park July 15. The center offers outpatient surgical procedures including general surgery, colorectal surgery, gynecology, urology, podiatry, ENT, orthopedics and interventional spine pain management.

3. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital opened a 27,000-square-foot center dedicated to spine surgeries in May in Nashville, Tenn.

4. Mercy Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. opened a minimally invasive spine center and tapped neurosurgeon Frederik A. Pennings, MD, as its leader in May.

5. San Rafael, Calif.-based Marin Specialty Surgery Center is moving to a larger location later this year to accommodate outpatient total joint and spine procedures.

6. Greenbrae, Calif.-based Marin Health Ventures leased 17,280 square feet in May in a medical office building to build an ASC. After renovating the space, Marin will expand its orthopedic capabilities to include joint replacements and spine surgery.

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