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  1. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  2. Colorado clinic 1st in state to offer AI-enhanced colonoscopy

    Gastroenterology of the Rockies is the first in the state to offer colonoscopy patients treatment using an artificial intelligence system to detect colorectal polyps, the Louisville, Colo.-based practice said Oct. 21.
  3. 5 recent HHS updates

    HHS disclosed the top eight ransomware threat actors for hospitals and the number of hospitals that have been struck between July 1 and Sept. 30. 

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  1. 57 endoscopy centers named America's best by Newsweek 

    Fifty-seven endoscopy centers made Newsweek's ranking of "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022."
  2. Iowa hospital gets surgical robot in multimillion dollar upgrade

    This fall Spencer (Iowa) Hospital added the Stryker Mako robotics system to its surgery center, the Daily Reporter said Oct. 22. 
  3. Aetna in the last 60 days: 5 updates 

    Five updates from Aetna, an insurer serving about 39 million customers nationwide, in the last 60 days:
  4. HCA Healthcare sees Q3 outpatient surgery volume jump: 5 details

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare reported increases in outpatient surgery cases during the third quarter ending Sept. 30. 

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  1. Florida, Kansas health groups partner to build urologic ASC 

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth is partnering with Coral Springs, Fla.-based Z Urology to build a single-specialty ASC, ValueHealth said in an Oct. 21 news release.
  2. 'Healthcare has become a big cap business': What we heard this week

    Healthcare providers recently spoke to Becker's about several topics, including physician ownership, CMS updates and hiring.
  3. Physician compensation trends

    Seven ASC leaders spoke with Becker's on physician compensation trends they've noticed in the last year. 
  4. Florida optometrists want more procedural privileges; ophthalmologists say no

    In an Oct. 20 Florida House Professions and Public Health Subcommittee panel discussion, two optometrists said insufficient access to advanced eye care across the state is a major reason their profession should be allowed to do procedures traditionally reserved for ophthalmologists, according to Florida Politics.

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  1. US lays out vaccination plan for kids 5-11 & more: 7 COVID-19 updates

    New CDC data shows that unvaccinated people are about six times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 and 11 times more likely to die from the illness compared to people who are vaccinated. 
  2. Kansas hospital building ASC in $15M expansion

    Clara Barton Hospital is conducting a $15 million building expansion project featuring an ASC in Hoisington, Kan., Great Bend Tribune reported Oct. 21. 
  3. Retina Consultants of America adds Colorado practice

    Retina Consultants of America has added Colorado Retina Associates to its network, the Southlake, Texas-based organization said Oct. 20.
  4. Newsweek names 80 Surgical Care Affiliates centers among America's best 

    Eighty-one ASCs partnered with Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates made Newsweek's ranking of "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022."
  5. Endovascular ASC, clinic completed in New York City shopping center

    Construction of a 5,000-square-foot full-service surgical center and 4,200-square-foot endovascular clinic has been completed in a New York City shopping center for the American Endovascular & Amputation prevention group, builder Eastman Cooke & Associates said Oct. 20.
  6. Iowa surgeons threaten to sue colleagues over proposed $17M ASC

    A week after Iowa City, Iowa-based Steindler Orthopedic Clinic requested to postpone its certificate of need hearing for a new $17.9 million ASC, an opposing surgical group looks primed to sue some of its own members who are associated with Steindler, according to an Oct. 19 report from The Gazette.
  7. Medtronic names Dr. Austin Chiang CMO for gastrointestinal business

    Austin Chiang, MD, was named Medtronic's CMO for gastrointestinal business, the company said Oct. 21. 
  8. USPI reports 17.8% growth in Q3: 6 notes

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare, reported year-over-year revenue gains in the third quarter ending Sept. 30. 
  9. Nashville ASC building sells for $8M two weeks after selling for $6.5M

    A Nashville, Tenn., medical office building housing an oral and facial surgery center sold for $8 million, according to an Oct. 21 report in the Nashville Post.

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