Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Nurses emboldened to call out bad leadership amid nursing shortage, admin says

    In recent years, nurses have been asked to do more and more, leading to widespread burnout in the profession.
  2. HCA Healthcare in the news: 6 ASC updates

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has garnered a lot of attention over the last 30 days, with multiple acquisitions and new facilities, one of which is the only of its kind in the world.
  3. Eye clinic boom in Pennsylvania: 5 ophthalmology updates

    Pennsylvania saw more ophthalmology deals in the last 30 days than any other state, and its largest city landed a top spot for ophthalmologist pay. 
  1. Louisiana ASC 1st in country to implant Biotronik's ultrathin, drug-eluting stent

    A Houma, La.-based practice became the first ASC in the country to implant Biotronik's Orsiro Mission coronary artery drug eluting stent. 
  2. ASCs Inc. sells multispecialty California ASC

    ASCs Inc. sold the Newport Beach (Calif.) Multi-Specialty Surgery Center to a regional ASC management company.
  3. Illinois hospital's $70M facility with ASC: 3 updates 

    Construction of Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Health's $70 million facility with an ASC is moving along, Commercial News reported Jan. 20. 
  4. Omicron a greater risk for young & 6 more COVID-19 updates

    Here are seven COVID-19 updates from the last week:

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  1. Top 10 surgery residency programs

    Here are the top 10 surgery residency programs, from Doximity's 2021-2022 Residency Navigator:
  2. Virginia bill would allow optometrists to perform in-office laser procedures

    Two state bills under consideration in Virginia could change the state's eye care landscape, NBC affiliate WWBT reported Jan. 19.
  3. Penn State Health becomes part owner in ASC; 17 surgeons keep ownership stake

    Penn State Health has become part owner in the Surgery Center of Lancaster (Pa.), the first step in the system's joint venture with ValueHealth, a Leawood, Kan.-based digital healthcare company.
  4. Pennsylvania ASCs closer to shedding 'very restrictive' regulations

    The Pennsylvania Senate approved Senate Bill 818 on Jan. 19, its first hurdle toward becoming law, CBS affiliate WTAJ reported.

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  1. New Jersey ASC staff must receive COVID-19 vaccination and booster, governor says 

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order Jan. 18 that requires healthcare employees, including ASCs, to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, according to MSN. 
  2. 65 ASCs hiring administrators

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International is hiring at least 25 administrators nationally. 
  3. Top 5 cities for early-career ophthalmologist pay

    Boston has been named the best paying city for early-career ophthalmologists by Medscape.
  4. HCA Healthcare faces suit alleging orthopedic surgery monopoly

    A lawsuit filed Jan. 19 against HCA Healthcare alleges the Nashville, Tenn.-based health system engaged in a pattern of forming sham partnerships with the largest surgical practices in a given area in order to run them into the ground and improve its own market position.
  5. 5 interesting cardiology moves in the last year

    The derailing of plans for an Alabama vascular ASC and risk-based deal between Medtronic and Spectrum Health are among five noteworthy cardiology moves in the last 12 months.
  6. Florida legislation would clarify CRNAs' authority to administer anesthesia

    Two bills in the Florida House and Senate aim to clarify that certified registered nurse anesthetists can administer anesthesia in hospital, surgical and clinical settings in collaboration with specified licensed healthcare practitioners. 
  7. New addition makes Hospital for Endocrine Surgery world's highest-volume endocrine surgery practice

    Tampa, Fla.-based Clayman Thyroid Center has moved to the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery, also in Tampa.
  8. Standard Bariatrics sleeve gastrectomy stapler passes 1,000 uses

    Cincinnati-based medical device company Standard Bariatrics' Titan SGS surgical stapler has been used in more than 1,000 clinical cases.
  9. Cigna in the headlines: 5 updates in the last 30 days

    Cigna is one of the oldest and largest payers in the U.S. with 20.4 million members. 

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