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  1. Physicians' bad investments, per Medscape 

    Thirty percent of specialist physicians invested in a stock or company that turned out badly, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022."
  2. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to open specialty center, ASC

    Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is planning to open a new specialty center and ASC in the city.
  3. Meet the leaders of the largest ASC chains

    Here are 11 leaders of the largest ASC chains to know:

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  1. Anesthesiologists in these 2 regions saw sharp pay drops

    Anesthesiologists in the East and South saw sizable drops in their median wages from 2021 to 2022, according to a June blog post from Tony Mira, Anesthesia Business Consultants' president and CEO.
  2. Software, supply chain companies join to help ASCs buying implants

    HST Pathways, an ASC-focused software company, and Advantien, an ASC-focused supply chain company, have formed a partnership to help surgery centers streamline their implant purchasing systems.
  3. Skagit Regional Health to build new ASC

    Mt. Vernon, Wash.-based Skagit Regional Health is building a new ASC.
  4. $25M Indiana facility to house ASC

    Real estate developer NexCore Group plans to develop a $25 million medical office building at the Grand Millennium Center in Westfield, Ind., Construction Review Online reported June 20. 

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  1. Christus Health ASC acquired in Louisiana

    Healthcare real estate company Montecito Medical has acquired an ASC building in Shreveport, La. 
  2. GI startup among $150K Johns Hopkins, Microsoft grant recipients

    Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures is partnering with Microsoft to give a total of $150,000 to three startups, including gastroenterology technology company SpectralDx, that are addressing environmental and medical challenges, Technical.ly reported June 15.
  3. Upcoming Wisconsin ASC to support 10,000+ surgeries annually

    Valley Surgery Center, located in Hudson (Wis.) Medical Center, will be able to handle over 10,000 surgeries per year once it is fully operational, the Hudson Star-Observer reported June 21.
  4. North Carolina judge says certificate of need law 'monopolistic' despite lawsuit dismissal

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously dismissed a surgeon's challenge to the state's certificate of need laws, The Carolina Journal reported June 21.

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  1. 8 gastroenterology updates to know

    From updated cancer screening guidelines to a $5 million donation, here are eight gastroenterology updates Becker's reported on since June 6:
  2. USPI building joint venture ASC with physician investors in San Antonio

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, a Tenet Healthcare subsidiary, is building a medical office building and ASC in partnership with a group of physician investors, San Antonio Business Journal reported June 20.
  3. Outpatient surgeries jump 14% in Kansas: 4 things to know

    ASCs in the Wichita, Kan., area are returning to pre-pandemic case numbers, Wichita Business Journal reported June 17.
  4. Iterative Scopes taps new chief technology officer

    Iterative Scopes, a gastroenterology-focused software company, selected Aditya Khosla, PhD, as its chief technology officer.
  5. ASC chain signs on deal to boost patient engagement

    Force Therapeutics announced its partnership with Avon, Conn.-based Constitution Surgery Alliance to incorporate its digital care management platform, BioSpace reported June 17.
  6. 10 specialties with most physicians with net worth under $500K

    Infectious diseases is the specialty with the most physicians most likely to report net worth under $500,000, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2021."
  7. Tenet opening ASC, hospital in Florida 

    Tenet Healthcare is planning a hospital and ASC in Port St. Lucie, Fla., The Palm Beach Post reported June 17. 
  8. Cleveland Clinic hospital in Florida receives $5M for digestive center

    Cleveland Clinic Weston (Fla.) Hospital received a $5 million donation for research and education at the digestive disease center from Steven Shulman and his wife, Ellen.
  9. Appeals court affirms conviction of physician, pharmacist in $4.4M Tricare fraud scheme

    A Florida physician, pharmacist and Navy veteran lost the appeal of their conviction in a $4.4 million Tricare fraud scheme, according to a June 20 article in JDSupra from the law firm Burr & Forman. 

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