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  1. 3 physician burnout prevention strategies

    Luis Garcia, MD, president of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health, shared three well-being priorities that can reduce physician burnout on a Becker's webinar, sponsored by the American Medical Association.
  2. SCA Health leader talks keys to success

    Health provider SCA Health has 89 ASCs on Newsweek's list of the best ASCs in the nation in 2022. Its vice president of marketing, communications and events, Blair Primis, shared some of the organization's keys to success with Becker's. 
  3. 3 major gastroenterology moves in 2 weeks

    Here are three gastroenterology moves Becker's has reported on since Nov. 4:

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  1. Administrator of the Week: Deborah Herdman, RN

    Deborah Herdman, RN, administrator of Paragon Surgery Center in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is Becker's ASC administrator of the week.
  2. $25M surgery center with orthopedic care opens in Florida

    Gainesville, Fla.-based UF Health and Jacksonville-based Jax Spine and Pain Centers have opened a $25 million multispeciality surgery center in Jacksonville, according to a Nov. 18 report from WJCT News. 
  3. Florida physician pleads guilty to receiving kickbacks

    Sean Patrick O'Rourke, MD, of Lakeland, Fla., has pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting bribes or kickbacks in return for services and supplies paid for by federal health programs, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 
  4. UC San Diego receives $20M for glaucoma reversal research

    The University of California San Diego received a $20 million gift on behalf of Hanna and Mark Gleiberman to support its research into reversing the effects of glaucoma. 

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  1. Indiana ASC completes 4,600-square-foot expansion

    Chesterton, Ind.-based Northwest Health Lakeshore Surgicare has completed a 4,600-square-foot expansion on its facility, which provides orthopedic and neurospine services according to a Nov. 17 report from the The Times of Northwest Indiana. 
  2. Gastro Health, GI Alliance and more: 33 industry updates in 2022

    Here are 33 moves from major gastroenterology groups that Becker's has reported on in 2022:
  3. Payer policies nudging patients outside of hospital settings

    Payers are increasingly issuing policies that push patients outside of hospital settings, according to Laren Tan, MD, chair of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health's department of medicine. 
  4.  Florida physician pleads guilty to receiving kickbacks in $2.7M fraud scheme

    Tampa, Fla.-based physician Sean Patrick O'Rourke, MD, has pleaded guilty to soliciting and receiving kickbacks and bribes, the U.S. Justice Department said Nov. 18. 

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  1. Private equity & ASCs: 6 updates to know

    Here are six private equity updates since Oct. 6 ASC leaders need to know:
  2. Amazon to lay off around 10,000 employees and 4 more updates

    Here are five Amazon updates since Oct. 31:
  3. A new insurance model for ASCs: better coverage with a return on investment

    Ambulatory surgical centers face multiple risks that could interrupt and devastate the business. The traditional method of protecting against these risks is insurance coverage, but coverage for these rare but catastrophic events is extremely expensive.
  4. 12 states seeing the highest population decreases as residents relocate

    Residents of 12 states are relocating at high rates, with 8,157 Illinois residents moving out in 2022, according to a new report from Forbes. 
  5. 10 ophthalmology updates from November to know

    From new ASCs to a new Illinois partnership, here are 10 important ophthalmology updates in November. 
  6. Cincinnati Children's set to open pediatric clinic

    Cincinnati Children's plans to open a new facility in Centerville, Ohio, to increase access to gastroenterology, neurology and other services for pediatric patients in the Dayton, Ohio, area, according to a Nov. 17 report from Dayton24/7Now. 
  7. Utah physician charged with performing surgeries without a license

    Salt Lake City-based ophthalmologist Paul Wade Wyatt, MD, is facing criminal charges for allegedly performing surgeries with a suspended license, leaving one patient blind, according to a report from NBC affiliate KSL. 
  8. 8 anesthesia updates

    Here are eight anesthesia updates ASC leaders should know that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 1:
  9. 5 federal healthcare updates

    From addressing physician pay cuts to rising flu cases, here are five federal healthcare updates Becker's has reported on since Nov. 7:

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