Category Archive: ASC News

OrthoIllinois prevails in yearlong battle for $14M Wisconsin ASC

Rockford-based OrthoIllinois received approval to build an ASC in Beloit, Wis., after lengthy discussions with the City Council and despite pushback from Beloit Health System, the Beloit Daily News reported Jan. 20.

Physicians at outpatient clinics most likely to report burnout

Fifty-eight percent of physicians working in outpatient clinics have reported experiencing burnout, according to Medscape’s 2022 “Physician Burnout & Depression Report” released Jan. 21.

Optum to bring 500,000 more members into value-based program this year

Optum sees big growth potential in value-based care this year, according to Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of UnitedHealth Group and Optum.

UNC Health reschedules surgeries at ASC amid threat of severe winter weather 

Lumberton, N.C.-based UNC Health Southeastern is closing outpatient services and clinics on Jan. 21 amid the threat of severe winter weather, according to The Robesonian. 

HCA Healthcare in the news: 6 ASC updates

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has garnered a lot of attention over the last 30 days, with multiple acquisitions and new facilities, one of which is the only of its kind in the world.

Omicron a greater risk for young & 6 more COVID-19 updates

Here are seven COVID-19 updates from the last week:

Pennsylvania ASCs closer to shedding ‘very restrictive’ regulations

The Pennsylvania Senate approved Senate Bill 818 on Jan. 19, its first hurdle toward becoming law, CBS affiliate WTAJ reported.

New Jersey ASC staff must receive COVID-19 vaccination and booster, governor says 

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order Jan. 18 that requires healthcare employees, including ASCs, to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, according to MSN. 

HCA Healthcare faces suit alleging orthopedic surgery monopoly

A lawsuit filed Jan. 19 against HCA Healthcare alleges the Nashville, Tenn.-based health system engaged in a pattern of forming sham partnerships with the largest surgical practices in a given area in order to run them into the ground and improve its o…

New addition makes Hospital for Endocrine Surgery world’s highest-volume endocrine surgery practice

Tampa, Fla.-based Clayman Thyroid Center has moved to the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery, also in Tampa.

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