Category Archive: Becker’s ASC Review

Hartford HealthCare faces setbacks with ASC construction, acquisitions

Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare is aiming to expand its ASC presence throughout the state but is facing setbacks from competitors and regulators, according to a March 20 report from the Hartford Business Journal. 

Oklahoma bill would save nurse practitioners money, lessen restrictions

Lawmakers in Oklahoma are pushing for a bill that would allow nurse practitioners to prescribe certain medications without a supervising physician, KXII reported March 15. 

Best states for physicians over the last 5 years 

Montana and Wisconsin consistently rank high on financial website WalletHub’s annual list of best states for physicians. 

Physician involved in $1.5B fraud scheme sentenced to probation 

Meridian, Miss.-based physician Gregory Auzenne, MD, pleaded guilty to a federal charge in connection with a $1.5 billion nationwide pain cream fraud scheme, the Clarion Ledger reported March 20. 

Orthopedic ASC shuttered after unlicensed physician allegedly performed surgery

The ASC at Hudson, Fla.-based Bonati Spine Institute has been shut down after the state suspended its license, the Tampa Bay Times reported March 17.

Optim Health's new CFO: 3 things to know

At the beginning of March, Julie Wittwer was named chief financial officer at Savannah, Ga.-based Optim Health System, providing services at its ASCs, outreach clinics and hospitals. 

7 hospital CEOs step down: What ASCs need to know 

Becker’s has reported on seven CEOs who have announced plans to step down in March. 

UC San Diego opens 10K-square-foot cardiovascular clinic

The University of California San Diego Health has opened a new two-story clinic specializing in cardiovascular care. 

Physicians and drug charges: 5 cases to know

Here are five physicians facing drug charges reported by Becker’s since March 6:

JPS Health Network to add ASC as part of $1.5B expansion

Fort Worth, Texas-based JPS Health Network was approved for an $800 million bond from the county hospital district in 2018, and now it plans to use the first part of the bond for a renovation and expansion project that will include a new ASC, according…

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