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  1. 9 cardiology updates to know

    Cardiology procedures are rapidly migrating to the outpatient setting, and ASC leaders see the specialty as one of the biggest opportunities for growth.  
  2. Texas eye practice opens center in Dallas area

    Key-Whitman Eye Center opened its Fort Worth, Texas, location on Oct. 4, according to Community Impact Newspaper.
  3. Florida physician in surgery center death illegally performed cosmetic procedure, complaint says

    Christopher Walker, MD, founder of Orlando, Fla.-based Beja Body Med Spa, allegedly illegally performed cosmetic procedures at his office surgery center in 2020, according to an August complaint filed by the Florida Board of Medicine.

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  1. Tennessee dermatology chain acquires Minneapolis plastic surgery center

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Pinnacle Dermatology has acquired Minneapolis-area plastic surgery center Omni Cosmetic, Pinnacle said Oct. 5.
  2. UnitedHealth Group staff required to get COVID vaccine

    UnitedHealth Group is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for a "significant portion" of its U.S.-based team, according to an Oct. 5 announcement.
  3. Partners, not competitors: Orthopedic group, hospitals open $19.1M ASC

    The Bone & Joint Center, Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center and Saratoga Hospital have opened a $19.1 million surgery center in Malta, N.Y., specializing in spine and orthopedic surgeries, according to the Albany Business Review.
  4. Proposed ASC would cause Florida hospital to 'die in 5 years,' officials say

    Officials from Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Fla., have voiced their opposition to a proposed orthopedic surgery center, which they believe ultimately would force the hospital to shutter, NBC affiliate WJHG reports.

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  1. 8 ASC acquisitions in September

    A roundup of ASC purchases making news this month:
  2. Are residency policies creating physician shortages? 5 recent studies to know

    California has the most active specialty physicians in the U.S., according to 2021 data published by the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
  3. Meet the 2021 Sherman Prize winners

    Judy Cho, MD, and Phillip Fleshner, MD, received the 2021 Sherman Prizes, and Edward Barnes, MD, received the Sherman Emerging Leader Prize from the Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation. 
  4. 10 ASC administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrator to know:

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  1. Balancing finances, quality care key to PE investment success, administrator says

    For Melissa Hermanson, RN, private equity investors and ASCs must share a mission and values to have a mutually beneficial relationship. 
  2. Mnet Health acquires One Medical Passport

    Mnet Health has acquired One Medical Passport, a provider of cloud-based outpatient surgery workflows, the ASC revenue cycle management company said Oct. 5.
  3. OCLI Vision adds New York practice

    OCLI Vision is adding Floral Park, N.Y.-based Comprehensive Eye MD to its practice, Spectrum Vision Partners said Oct. 5.
  4. Bain Capital and Evergreen Medical Properties partner to acquire property housing St. Louis ASC, eye center

    Boston-based Bain Capital Real Estate and Denver-based Evergreen Medical Properties acquired real estate in St. Louis featuring an ASC and an eye practice, the companies said Oct. 5. Financial details of the joint venture acquisition were not disclosed.
  5. Indiana physicians opening ASC with fixed, upfront prices

     Two physicians and a local business owner are opening an ASC offering fixed pricing in Zionsville, Ind., according to a recent Carmel Monthly Magazine report. 
  6. Saltzer Health completes medical center with ASC in Idaho

    Nampa, Idaho-based Saltzer Health completed a new medical campus with an ASC, Building Design + Construction reported Oct. 4. 
  7. North Carolina CON law 'counterintuitive,' judge says in ASC ruling

    North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz questioned the basic premise of the state's certificate of need law during oral arguments for an ASC case, Carolina Journal reported Oct. 5.
  8. US Eye enters North Carolina, Virginia with eye chain partnership

    Sarasota, Fla.-based multispecialty practice U.S. Eye is partnering with Chesapeake, Va.-based Center for Visual and Surgical Excellence and Elizabeth City, N.C.-based Albemarle Eye Center and Precision Eye Care, the company said Oct. 5.
  9. Northwest Health adds AI system for enhanced colonoscopies

    Northwest Health's Porter campus in Valparaiso, Ind., became the first hospital in the state to provide colonoscopies using artificial intelligence software, the hospital said Oct. 4.

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