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  1. CRH Medical acquires 2 Florida anesthesia practices 

    CRH Medical Corp. acquired a majority stake in two Florida anesthesia practices, the company said Oct. 7. 
  2. Joint Commission awards ambulatory care accreditation to CortiCare

    Carlsbad, Calif.-based electroencephalographic services provider CortiCare earned ambulatory care accreditation from the Joint Commission, the company said Oct. 7.
  3. Wolfe Eye Clinic to add ModMed ophthalmology software

    Marshalltown, Iowa-based Wolfe Eye Clinic is adding ModMed's ophthalmology software suite to its locations, the Boca Raton, Fla.-based healthcare services company said Oct. 6.

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  1. 'Private equity investment is a double-edged sword': What we heard this week

    Healthcare providers spoke with Becker's this week on their biggest concerns for winter and private equity investments.
  2. Iowa cosmetic practice to relocate, add surgery center

    Ames, Iowa-based Sturm Cosmetic Surgery is relocating and adding an independent surgery center inside a new medical office building, the company said Sept. 30.
  3. Surgery Partners shareholders not buying a stock rebound

    After a stretch that's seen Surgery Partners insiders dumping 185,998 shares worth over $9.5 million, shareholders are increasingly signaling that they see the company's stock prices continuing to fall.
  4. Virginia veterans medical center onboards AI-powered colonoscopy system 

    McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va., became the first veterans hospital in the U.S. to onboard Medtronic's GI Genius endoscopy system, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Oct. 5.

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  1. Kaiser places 2,200 unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave & more: 8 COVID-19 updates

    UnitedHealth Group has issued COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 
  2. 3 key trends driving ASC market growth

    The global ASC market is expected to reach $117 billion by 2027, up from $75.7 billion in 2020, primarily driven by an increase in the number of surgical procedures that can be performed at ASCs, according to a September report from Global Market Insights.
  3. HCA partners with 30 physicians to acquire Alaska ASC

    HCA Healthcare acquired Alaska's newest ASC, the Anchorage-based Alaska Surgery Center, the company said in an Oct. 6 news release.
  4. HCA acquires its 10th ASC in Utah

    HCA Healthcare, in Nashville, Tenn., partnered with 50 physicians to acquire Provo-based Central Utah Surgical Center, the company said Oct. 6 in a news release.

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  1. 16 fast facts on SurgCenter leadership

    Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development ranks as the sixth-largest ASC chain in the U.S. in 2021, with a portfolio of 92 ASCs.
  2. Illinois hospital closing ASC cites low volume, COVID-19 strain

    Red Bud (Ill.) Regional Hospital intends to close the Monroe County Surgical Center in Waterloo, Ill., citing low volume and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Republic-Times reported Oct. 6.
  3. 9 recent ASC 'firsts'

    From a new leadership appointment at an ASC chain to a Michigan ASC that added reverse shoulder replacements, here are nine ASC "firsts":
  4. 10 gastroenterology companies ASC leaders should know

    From device companies to providers, here are 10 gastroenterology companies to know:
  5. Best US hospitals for cardiology by state, per Newsweek

    California has seven of the world's top 100 hospitals for cardiology, ranked by Newsweek in its World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 list.
  6. North Carolina ophthalmologist pleads guilty to using misbranded medication

    An ophthalmologist who owned a Charlotte, N.C.-based practice has pleaded guilty to using misbranded medication, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 5.
  7. Surgery Partners insiders ditching company stock: 11 things to know

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners has watched its stock lose more than a third of its value since recording an all-time high of $67.05 this June. The NASDAQ listed the company's stock at $41.50 on Oct. 6.
  8. MedCraft opens $110M ambulatory facility in New York City 

    MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate opened a $110 million ambulatory care facility in New York City, the company said Oct. 6. 
  9. $17M facility with ASC planned in New York 

    A $17 million multiuse building housing an ASC is planned in Buffalo, N.Y., Buffalo Business First reported Oct. 6. 

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