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  1. 11 cardiology updates

    Here are 11 cardiology updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 9:
  2. 10 spine ASCs to know

    Below are 10 notable ASCs that offer spine surgery:
  3. Administrator of the Week: Craig Filippi, a multirole executive

    Craig Filippi, administrator and CEO of Chicago-based Gold Coast Surgicenter, is Becker's ASC Administrator of the Week.

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  1. Anesthesiologists in the headlines: 4 updates in 2 weeks

    Here are four anesthesiologist updates to know since Jan. 9:
  2. What to know about future USPI President Andy Johnston

    Brett Brodnax, president and CEO of Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, will retire at the end of 2023 and is expected to be replaced by Andy Johnston. 
  3. 3 trends ASCs need to watch

    A growing interest in ASCs from health systems, the expansion of less common specialties, and the increased use of robots are three trends ASCs should keep an eye on in 2023.
  4. Anthem in the headlines: 3 updates to know

    Here are three major updates from Anthem Blue Cross that Becker's has reported on since Dec. 19. 

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  1. FDA approves drug for treatment-resistant metastatic colorectal cancer

    The FDA has approved the use of tucatinib — a drug engineered by biotech company Seagen — in tandem with trastuzumab as a second-line treatment for colorectal cancer that has not responded to other therapies.
  2. Washington physician facing lawsuit over patient misconduct

    James Grierson, MD, of Marysville, Wash., has been sued by a former patient for sexual misconduct, HeraldNet reported Jan. 20. 
  3. Former J&J exec joins CXL Ophthalmics as board chair

    Ophthalmic surgeon Jonathan Talamo, MD, has been appointed chair of the board of directors for CXL Ophthalmics. 
  4. Michigan Medicine appoints interim ophthalmology chair

    Shahzad Mian, MD, has been appointed interim chair of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Michigan Medicine medical school in Ann Arbor, effective Jan. 15. 

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  1. Ohio Sears converted into medical office building

    A former Sears department store in Ontario, Ohio, will open as a medical office building by the end of January, according to a Jan. 20 report from Mansfield News Journal.
  2. 5 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are five physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology:
  3. 10-building New Jersey portfolio acquired for $46M

    Horizon Equities has acquired a 10-property retail and medical office portfolio in Ocean County, N.J., for $46 million, according to a Jan. 20 report from Commercial Property Executive.
  4. Capital Region Medical Center opens $20M ASC

    Jefferson City, Mo.-based Capital Region Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new ASC Jan. 19, the News Tribune reported Jan. 20.
  5. 125 health companies named best workplaces for diversity in 2023, per Newsweek

    One hundred twenty-five healthcare companies have been named on Newsweek's best places to work for diversity in 2023. 
  6. Top 100 hospitals for gastrointestinal surgery by state, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades picked 100 hospitals for its "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery" list, released Jan. 17.
  7. 4 ASC chains' 12-year growth breakdown 

    United Surgical Partners International is the largest ASC chain in the country, with 410 centers. 
  8. Modern Vascular adds Dr. Mamdouh Khayat as new managing physician

    Indianapolis-based Modern Vascular, a practice focused on minimally invasive treatment for peripheral artery disease, has added Mamdouh Khayat, MD, as its new managing physician, according to a Jan. 19 press release sent to Becker's. 
  9. Blue Eye submucosal injection agent cleared by FDA

    The Blue Eye submucosal injection agent has received FDA clearance and is now available in the U.S.

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