Female Urologists Make History in Urology

For the first time in history, women urologists surpassed 10 percent of the urology workforce in 2020. The average annual growth rate from 2014 – 2020 was nearly nine percent per year for women compared to approximately two percent per year for men. This new data, as well as additional findings regarding workforce diversity and the growing number of urologists utilizing telemedicine to reach patients in remote or underserved areas of the country, are highlighted in the American Urological Association’s (AUA) newly released 2020 Annual Census report, The State of the Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States.

Triton Pacific Capital Partners Announce Partnership with Genesis Healthcare Partners as the Founding Platform in Its Physician Services Organization, Urology Partners of America

Triton Pacific Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce a partnership with Genesis Healthcare Partners (“GHP”) as the founding platform in its physician services organization, Urology Partners of America (“UPA”). Genesis Healthcare Partners is the largest independent urology group on the West Coast, with 34 physicians and 14 advanced practitioners operating out of 15 locations in the greater San Diego area. In addition to a best-in-class clinical program covering three sub-specialties (urology, gastroenterology, and radiation oncology), Genesis has a robust management services organization (“MSO”) with extensive platform infrastructure.

STDs Again Hit All-Time High in U.S.

For the sixth consecutive year, reported cases of the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report this week. “Less than 20 years ago, gonorrhea rates in the U.S. were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and advances in chlamydia diagnostics made it easier to detect infections. That progress has been lost, due in part to challenges to our public health system,” Raul Romaguera, acting director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, wrote in an announcement accompanying the report.

Chicago’s Associated Urological Specialists Joins Solaris Health as Momentum Builds for National Urology Platform

Solaris Health Holdings, LLC is pleased to announce that Chicago-based Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) has joined as an affiliated practice. AUS joins Metropolitan New York-based Integrated Medical Professionals (IMP), Cincinnati-based The Urology Group (TUG), and Philadelphia-based Centers for Advanced Urology – MidLantic Urology (MLU), further solidifying Solaris Health’s position as the nation’s leading provider of independent urological and other specialty services. The addition of AUS means that Solaris now aligns the skills and talents of approximately 262 providers who have upwards of 887,000 patient encounters a year at more than 111 sites in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.

Solaris Health Partners with MidLantic Urology Partners

Solaris Health, a partnership formed by New York-based Integrated Medical Professionals (“IMP”) and Cincinnati-based The Urology Group (“TUG”), has joined forces with The Centers for Advanced Urology, LLP (“MidLantic Urology”), the leading urological services provider in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The addition of MidLantic Urology to the Solaris Health platform positions Solaris as the nation’s leading independent provider of urological and other specialty services in the country. The partnership aligns the skills and talents of over 220 providers who have upwards of 850,000 patient encounters a year at more than 100 sites in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Indiana.

United Urology Group® Expands Footprint in Arizona with Newest Affiliates, Arizona Institute of Urology and Urological Associates of Southern Arizona

United Urology Group (UUG) is pleased to announce that the Arizona Institute of Urology (AIU) and the Urological Associates of Southern Arizona (UASA) have become its newest affiliates. AIU and UASA are leading urology practices in the greater Tucson area, serving patients in 10 medical offices and two radiation therapy centers. UUG is a management services organization that supports its member urology group practices, which include Arizona Urology Specialists, Chesapeake Urology Associates, Colorado Urology Associates and Tennessee Urology Associates.

Integrated Oncology Network Announces Strategic Partnership with Southwest Urology

Integrated Oncology Network (ION), a nationwide leader in oncology and healthcare management services, and Southwest Urology, a market-leading urology practice, have announced a strategic partnership creating a new multi-specialty platform throughout the greater Cleveland, Ohio market. ION’s strategic infrastructure resources and multi-specialty management capabilities coupled with Southwest Urology’s service line expertise and in-market relationships align with ION’s multi-specialty development strategy.

Linden Invests in Specialty Networks

Linden Capital Partners (“Linden”), a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, announced a majority investment in Specialty Networks, LLC (“Specialty Networks” or the “Company”) alongside current shareholders, including Nautic Partners and management. Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Rocky River, Ohio, Specialty Networks is comprised of UroGPO, a urology-specific Group Purchasing Organization and provider of educational programs for providers, PPS Analytics, a clinical and business intelligence company serving providers and industry partners, Specialty Networks Consulting, and UroMSO.

U.S. Urology Partners Announces Partnership with Associated Medical Professionals of New York

U.S. Urology Partners, a portfolio company of NMS Capital, announced today its strategic partnership with Associated Medical Professionals of New York, creating one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urological and other specialty services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Associated Medical Professionals is a market-leading, multi-specialty urology practice operating throughout Syracuse, New York, and the surrounding regions. U.S. Urology Partners’ operations include one of the largest urology practices in the Midwest, Central Ohio Urology Group.

Gauge Capital Partners with Urology Austin to Form Urology America

Chicago-based Physician Growth Partners was the exclusive transaction adviser for Urology Austin’s partnership with Dallas-based Gauge Capital to form Urology America, according to a Nov. 12 press release. Urology America is a new urology platform, the release said.