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Byline: AMY REEVES
Hospitals can be dramatic and unpredictable places. That's what makes them such great settings for TV shows. But it can make them tough places to work.
That's one reason doctors like working for United Surgical Partners International Inc. The firm runs a chain of 44 ambulatory surgery centers around the country.
Patients check in for operations that aren't life-threatening and don't require overnight stays. Since they operate separately from hospitals, the facilities are free of the usual hospital chaos.
That chaos is usually tied to the fact that hospitals house emergency rooms, says analyst Nancy Weaver of Stephens Inc. The ERs …