Here are 11 key updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies since January:
1. Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International and San Francisco-based Dignity Health are planning a joint-venture ASC in Citrus Heights, Calif. More details here.
2. Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development is moving forward with a pair of new ASC developments: one in New Hampshire and one in Maryland.
3. Pinnacle GI Partners partnered with Michigan Gastroenterology Institute and Capitol Colorectal Surgery on Jan. 8, just slightly over a month after its formation.
4. UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann outlined how Optum, which includes Surgical Care Affiliates, will grow in the coming year during a Jan. 20 earnings call.