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  1. $30M in ASC transactions in 15 days

    Here are three ASC transactions since Nov. 1 totaling more than $30 million:
  2. National Spine and Pain Centers opens Florida ASC

    Frederick, Md.-based National Spine and Pain Centers has opened a new surgery center in Fort Myers, Fla. 
  3. 6 ASCs, clinics relocating to larger facilities this year

    From an ASC relocation in Iowa to a South Carolina eye center expanding, here are six ASCs and clinics relocating that Becker's has reported on this year. 

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  1. Hoag adds gastroenterologist to lead motility program

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag has added Catherine Ngo, MD, to head its Hoag Digestive Health Institute's Motility program. 
  2. Top 10 gastroenterology hospitals, ASCs in the U.S.

    Here are 2022's top 10 gastroenterology hospitals and ASCs in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek.
  3. Number of wrong-site incidents increased in ASCs in 2022

    The rate of wrong site, side, patient, procedure and implant events at ASCs reached 0.030 procedures per every 1,000 surgeries in the second quarter of 2022, up from 0.023 in the first quarter. 
  4. NIH awards Case Western $7.3M for cornea research

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with a $7.3 million research grant. 

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  1. 12-property medical office building portfolio sells for $1B

    Jupiter, Fla.-based Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and Chevy Chase, Md.-based Artemis Real Estate Partners have partnered in the acquisition of a 12-property, 352,981-square-foot medical office building portfolio costing $1 billion, according to a Nov. 11 report from ConnectCRE. 
  2. Top 10 states for new ASCs

    A physician or organization looking to build a new ASC has to think about several factors when settling on a location. Prominent among them are the area's average physician pay, friendliness to new businesses and the amount of competition.
  3. Top 10 states for endoscopy centers per capita

    Wyoming has the most endoscopy centers per capita of any state in the U.S.
  4. Advanced practice registered nurse compensation: 7 facts

    Certified registered nurse anesthetists had the highest pay of any advanced practice nurse in 2022 according to Medscape's 2022 APRN compensation report. 

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  1. New York GI practice to become part of UVM Health Network

    Gastroenterology Associates of Plattsburgh (N.Y.) will close its doors on Nov. 28, as its practice will become part of the University of Vermont Health Network based in Burlington, according to a Nov. 11 report from local news station The Sun.
  2. Louisiana hospital sells surgery center for $8.95M

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center sold its ASC in the same city for $8.95 million, The Advocate reported Nov. 11.
  3. ASC administrator of the week: Karen Reiter

    Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC, administrator of DISC Surgery Center in Newport Beach, Calif., is Becker's Administrator of the Week.
  4. 6 issues to watch at the 2022 American Medical Association meeting

    The American Medical Association's 2022 meeting kicks off next week, with six key issues up for discussion, according to a Nov. 10 article on the organization's website.  
  5. 10 states where new businesses are booming

    Wyoming is the state with the most new business applications per 1,000 residents, according to an Oct. 28 report from financial advisory website Smartest Dollar, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report used business application data from 2021, the most recent available. 
  6. South Carolina eye center moving to expanded office

    EyeCare Physicians & Surgeons in Charleston, S.C., is moving to a new expanded office space, according to a Nov. 11 report from Waterboro Live. 
  7. 5 things to know about Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center

    Surgical Care Affiliates' Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center in Flower Mound was ranked the top orthopedic ASC in the country this year by Newsweek and Statista. 
  8. How to make Newsweek's top ASC list: 3 leaders share their tips

    Leaders at Newsweeks' top-rated ASCs in Wisconsin, Iowa and Alabama discuss their secrets for success and advice for other ASC leaders. 
  9. 3 major disruptors of gastroenterology

    Neal Kaushal, MD, a gastroenterologist at Adventist Health's Foothill Specialty Group in Sonora, Calif., connected with Becker's on Nov. 10 to discuss three major disruptors of gastroenterology.

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