Nick Vailas

Nick Vailas gives a tour of the imaging center at Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center in Bedford in 2018.

BEDFORD — A former state health commissioner and owner of a surgery center has launched a cooperative aimed at reducing costs for independent physicians and health care providers.

Independent physicians and health care providers are struggling to stay afloat with rising costs and more competition from hospital-based networks, said Nick Vailas, cofounder of Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center.

Saturday, April 17, 2021