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  1. $70M Olathe Health expansion includes 2 ASCs

    Olathe (Kan.) Health is kicking off a $70 million expansion that will include two ASCs, the Kansas City Star reported Aug. 4.
  2. Why this Florida orthopedic surgeon retired early 

    Jonathan Phillips, MD, former orthopedic surgeon at Orlando (Fla.) Health, joined Becker's to discuss how the potential CMS pay cut will affect patients and why he chose to retire early. 
  3. Surgery Partners' last 5 years: A recap

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is one of the largest ASC companies in the U.S., with more than 180 facilities and 4,000 physicians.

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  1. New York state to provide $1.3B to bolster healthcare employee retention, bonuses

    New York state has provided new economic assistance to aid healthcare industries hit by staffing shortages, according to an Aug. 3 report from NBC affiliate WGRZ. 
  2. Private equity's ASC focus: 6 updates from the last 2 weeks

    Six private equity updates for ASCs since July 18:
  3. Senator wants closer look at planned Amazon acquisition & 9 more Amazon updates

    Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging it to look into Amazon's planned $1.1 billion acquisition of One Medical. 
  4. 3 ASC accreditations in 3 months

    Here are three ASCs Becker's has reported on that have received accreditations since May 27:

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  1. SCA Health's last 5 years: A recap

    Deerfield Ill.-based SCA Health, formerly Surgical Care Affiliates, is one of the largest ASC chains in the country and operates under parent company Optum.
  2. USPI's last 5 years: A recap

    United Surgical Partners International, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's ASC chain, has seen huge growth in the last five years, becoming the largest chain in the country. The company has added more than 160 ASCs since 2015, when they had 249 centers.
  3. Washington U researchers improve colorectal cancer imaging

    A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis has begun research on improving colorectal cancer screening tools by combining machine learning and optical coherence tomography. 
  4. Pittsburgh healthcare logistics platform receives patent approval for endoscope storage

    Pittsburgh-based logistics platform Mobile Aspects has received patent approval for its iRIScope system, an endoscope storage cabinet that uses automated-channel drying and RFID technology. 

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  1. Cyberattack cost Tenet $100M in Q2

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare estimates the cyberattack it suffered in April cost the company about $100 million during the second quarter, CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during a July 22 earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha.
  2. ASC and other health deals slow in second quarter

    Healthcare deals and transactions are down in the first half of 2022 by 23 percent compared to the same time last year, according to an Aug. 4 report from Bloomberg.
  3. Physician group opening ASC in Roswell, New Mexico

    A physician group is opening an independent ASC in Roswell, N.M., the Roswell Daily Record reported Aug. 4.
  4. UAB Medicine opening joint venture ASC

    Winfield, Ala.-based Northwest Regional Health and UAB Medicine, based in Birmingham, are partnering for a new surgery center.
  5. Ohio medical office complex with ASC sold

    A three-building medical office complex in Toledo, Ohio, has been sold, ReBusiness Online reported Aug. 3.
  6. HCA Healthcare's last 5 years: A recap

    Nashville,Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare operates 184 hospitals and about 2,000 sites of care, including ASCs, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers and physician clinics in 21 states and the United Kingdom.
  7. Cost of colonoscopy with biopsy by state

    Iowa is the least expensive state in the U.S. to undergo a colonoscopy with a biopsy, according to Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  8. USPI, Surgery Partners & more: 5-year growth breakdown of ASC companies

    Here's a growth breakdown of five of the largest ASC chains in the last five years:
  9. $38M healthcare fraud scheme lands Miami physician in prison

    A Miami physician has been sentenced to federal prison for committing a $38 million healthcare fraud scheme scheme, the Justice Department reported Aug. 3.

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