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  1. ASCs are changing how hospitals are used, surgeon says

    As procedures increasingly move to ASCs, the way hospitals are used is shifting, according to Brian Bacot, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. 
  2. The 10 largest U.S. medical groups

    The Permanente Medical Group is the nation's largest, with 10,007 physicians, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  3. Cardiologists vs. orthopedic surgeons: How pay has fluctuated in the last 5 years

    Orthopedic surgeons and cardiologists are among the highest-earning physician specialties in healthcare and on average generate at least $3 million in hospital revenue a year, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

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  1. Top 5 causes of burnout for ASC nurses, and top 5 ways to prevent it

    During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses across all healthcare fields felt overworked and often underpaid, contributing to burnout in the field. 
  2. 6 federal healthcare updates

    Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency of international concern and six more federal healthcare updates Becker's has reported on since July 18:
  3. Rural, single-specialty ASCs report less staff turnover, per ASCA survey: 5 things to know

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association released results from its June "60-Second Survey," with findings on staff turnover, hourly pay and contracted workers.
  4. Physician's license suspended in wake of sexual assault charges

    A Washington physician's license has been suspended after he allegedly sexually assaulted three patients in a hospital during their treatment, the Washington State Department of Health said July 26.

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  1. Sanford recruiting gastroenterologists to address yearlong wait for colonoscopies

    Patients of Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., are experiencing wait times of up to a year for routine colonoscopies because of backlogs, Inforum reported July 26.
  2. Traveling nurse wages take a fall

    At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses in the U.S. were making some of the highest wages they had ever seen. A travel nurse could make, on average, $10,000 a week, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  3. 'Convenience matters': Why multisite ASCs are on the rise

    Multisite ASC networks are one of the biggest new trends in the market today.
  4. Tenet acquires Baylor's 5% stake in USPI for $406M

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare now owns 100 percent of United Surgical Partners International's voting shares, CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during a July 22 earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha.

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  1. Airfares drop in time for fall business travel

    Upcoming domestic flight prices are 26 percent cheaper than this summer's flights, and fall international flight costs will drop 25 percent, the Wall Street Journal reported July 26.
  2. US News & World Report's top dozen ophthalmology hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals for Ophthalmology 2022-23 list on July 26.
  3. 5 supply chain updates

    Supply chain developments reported by Becker's since July 21:
  4. Dr. Gil Melmed joins Oshi Health medical advisory board

    Gil Melmed, MD, has joined virtual gastrointestinal care company Oshi Health's medical advisory board, according to a press release sent to Becker's. 
  5. 4 fast facts on The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics

    Here are four things to know about The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics based in Bethesda, Md.:
  6. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush: 5 fast facts

    Here are five fast facts on Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush:
  7. The trends ASCs should jump on next

    Three-party ownership and in-house billing are among the trends ASC leaders said can help lead surgery centers to success.
  8. Watch for these signs of illegal telehealth partnerships, HHS warns physicians

    The HHS Office of Inspector General has issued a fraud alert for physicians entering telemedicine arrangements, according to a July 25 article in JDSupra from the law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. 
  9. Solutions to the physician shortage 

    The U.S. could see a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges cited in a July 25 Time report. 

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