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  1. Colorado MSO launches eye care group, partners with Denver Broncos

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Panorama Eyecare, a physician-led management services organization, has formed Panorama Lasik, a group of vision correction centers that will be the lasik partner of the Denver Broncos. 
  2. AI-driven healthcare company partners with endoscopy video firm for GI health

    Virgo, an endoscopy video technology company, signed an exclusive partnership agreement with AI gastroenterology solutions company Satisfai Health.
  3. 4 new joint venture ASC deals

    Becker's has reported on four joint-venture ASC deals in the last 30 days, all involving a health system as one of the partners.

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  1. Louisiana cardio ASC performs 1st Pulsar-18 stent procedure in US

    Cardiovascular Institute of the South founder and cardiologist Craig Walker, MD, performed the nation's first stent implant using Biotronik's Pulsar-18 T3 to treat an artery blockage in the legs, Biz New Orleans reported Aug. 5.
  2. 8 gastroenterologists making headlines

    Eight gastroenterologists making leadership moves reported by Becker's since July 19:
  3. Healthcare real estate group rebrands to reflect ASC focus

    Leawood, Kan.-based healthcare real estate group Monument Healthcare Development has rebranded from its former name, Astoria Healthcare Properties, HC&O News reported Aug. 8.
  4. Four $50M+ ASC projects in the first week of August

    Four ASC projects costing more than $50 million have been announced in the first week of August. 

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  1. The downside of private equity for physicians 

    While private equity investment can provide stable funding and allow practices to be innovative, it may be incompatible with physician practice ethics and sustainability, the American Medical Association wrote in a recent blog post. 
  2. 8 highest paid PA specialities in 2022: Report

    Physician assistants have different pay rates based on the states and specialities in which they work, with the highest paid PA specialty being cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, according to a report from Kiiky Wealth.
  3. Becker's ASC recap: This week's top 10 stories

    Here are the most-read ASC stories published by Becker's since July 29:
  4. States with the highest percentage of female physicians: Report

    In 2022, approximately 37 percent of U.S. physicians are female, with Washington, D.C., having the highest share of female physicians in the country, according to a June report from Statista.

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  1. 2 ASC acquisitions in July

    Here are two ASC acquisitions Becker's has reported on since July 21:
  2. $100M Pennsylvania project to include 3-story medical office building

    A $100 million project in Lancaster, Pa., will include a three-story medical office building, Lancaster Online reported Aug. 4. 
  3. Where physician demand is growing

    Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare laid out where physician demand is located in the 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  4. Physician gets 15 years in prison for 5 patient deaths, 'massive pill mill'

    Pennsylvania pain management specialist Raymond Kraynak, DO, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for opioid distribution that resulted in the deaths of five of his patients, the Justice Department said Aug. 4.
  5. Former physician gets 25 years for 2 patient deaths, opioid charges

    Former Lake Milton, Ohio, internal medicine physician Martin Escobar was sentenced to 25 years in prison for 54 counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances and 31 counts of healthcare fraud, the Justice Department said Aug. 4.
  6. USPI surgery center in Atlanta now using Stryker robot

    Atlanta-based USPI affiliate Resurgens Surgical Center has added Stryker's Mako SmartRobotics system to its practice to assist with joint replacements.
  7. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology:
  8. New Jersey hospital receives funding to serve underserved communities

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center was awarded a membership to use Medtronic GI Genius intelligent endoscopy modules to provide artificial intelligence-assisted colonoscopy technology to low-income communities. 
  9. Indiana ASC performs region's 1st outpatient robotic joint replacement

    Columbus (Ind.) Specialty Surgery Center performed the region's first outpatient robotic joint replacement surgery, according to a news release shared with Becker's.

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