ACE, a joint venture partnership between a coalition of eleven gastroenterologists and PE, is a ambulatory surgery center which provides access to the hospital’s ancillary services when needed.

Under the acquisition, PE will provide administrative services for ACE’s two-room facility, which performs in excess of 6,500 procedures annually.

Physicians Endoscopy vice president Carol Stopa said working with ACE’s their three-physician management team created the ideal structure for a coalition of this size.

""The Physicians of ACE did an outstanding job of effectively moving the group through the acquisition process," Stopa added.

"We are very happy to be partnered with the entire ACE team."