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  1. Physician specialties with the happiest marriages 

    Medscape laid out physician specialties with the happiest marriages in its Jan. 20 "Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2023." 
  2. 10 states with more ASCs than hospitals

    As the popularity of outpatient surgery continues to grow, 10 states, including California, Florida and Nebraska, now have more ASCs than hospitals, according to data from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Definitive Healthcare.
  3. Ohio hospital earns $15k grant for surgery center improvements

    The Mercer Health Surgery Center in Coldwater, Ohio, an affiliate of Mercer County Community Hospital, has received a $15,000 grant from the Mercer County Civic Foundation, a group that awards grants to local charitable organizations. 

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  1. Why the 4-day workweek could be the future of the US workforce

    A panel of experts at the World Economic Forum at Davos recently outlined how moving to a four-day workweek can raise productivity and decrease burnout among the U.S. workforce, according to a Jan. 19 report from Bloomberg. 
  2. How one state is reducing physician mental health stigma

    A coalition of healthcare organizations in Virginia has launched a new initiative that hopes to cut burnout among physicians and encourage more healthcare workers to receive care from mental health professionals, according to a Jan. 23 report from the American Medical Association. 
  3. What kind of cars do physicians drive 

    Eighteen percent of physicians drive Toyotas, according to Medscape's Jan. 20 "Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2023." 
  4. Former NFL player sues medical malpractice insurers following surgery at ASC

    Former NFL player Sharrif Floyd has sued a slew of medical malpractice insurers and brokers for an alleged $10 million insurance shortfall following a career-ending knee surgery, Business Insurance reported Jan. 20. 

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  1. 5 federal healthcare updates

    Here are five federal healthcare updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 11:
  2. West Virginia University adds ophthalmic procedure simulator

    The West Virginia University department of ophthalmology and visual sciences in Morgantown has added two pieces of ophthalmic training equipment: the EyeSi surgical simulator and the Alcon operating microscope. 
  3. Alabama medical office building to relocate following tornado

    Family medicine physician Ernest Okeke, MD, will reopen his practice on Jan. 25 at a new location after his Selema, Ala., medical office building was destroyed by a Jan. 12 tornado, according to a Jan. 22 report from the Selma Sun.
  4. 10 worst states for physicians to retire

    Kentucky is the worst state to retire, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 

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  1. Top 10 states for physicians to retire

    Virginia is the best state to retire, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 
  2. Walgreens doubles down on primary care: What ASCs need to know

    VillageMD, a company majority owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, acquired Dallas Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Specialists just weeks after finalizing a $8.9 billion acquisition. 
  3. 5 medications, devices that have earned FDA clearance in 2023

    From a new bone nail device to a new colon cancer medication, here are five medications and devices that have received FDA approval so far in 2023. 
  4. Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic adds joint replacement robot

    Tallahassee (Fla.) Orthopedic Clinic has added Zimmer Biomet's ROSA Knee System to its facility to aid joint replacement procedures.
  5. Over half of physicians would take pay cut for more work-life balance, report says

    Over half of U.S. physicians (53 percent) reported that they would take a pay cut for improved work-life balance, according to Medscape's Jan. 20 "Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2023." 
  6. Physicians are unhappier now than before the pandemic: Medscape

    Medscape's 2023 "Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report" found that physicians' happiness outside of work is below pre-pandemic levels. 
  7. Inspira Health cuts ribbon on Salem Medical Center ASC

    Vineland, N.J.-based Inspira Health held a ribbon-cutting on Jan. 20 to add the Salem (N.J.) Medical Center and its affiliated hospital building and ASC to its network, according to a Jan. 20 report from NJ.com.
  8. Payers splitting with health systems: How ASCs could be affected 

    Contract disputes and payer splits are threatening coverage nationwide, and some ASCs are being affected by the parties unable to meet year-end or looming deadlines. 
  9. Top 3 hospitals for 14 specialties in 2022-23: US News

    Hospitals including NYU Langone Hospitals in New York City and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have been rated the top hospitals for certain subspecialities in 2022 and 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. 

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