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  1. Demand for anesthesia providers is growing as reimbursement is shrinking, says NorthStar Anesthesia CEO

    Ambulatory surgical centers have seen a steep rise in popularity since the pandemic — and with more places to have surgery  comes a large need for anesthesiologists at these facilities. 
  2. Physician sues American Medical Association for defamation, conspiracy

    Physician Willarda Edwards, MD, ran a 2022 campaign to become the American Medical Association's second Black female president, according to a Jan. 19 report from Medscape. Now, she is suing the organization for defamation and conspiracy. 
  3. University Gastroenterology taps Dr. Eric Newton as president

    Rhode Island's largest gastroenterology group, University Gastroenterology, has named Eric Newton, MD, as its next president, according to a Jan. 19 press release sent to Becker's. 

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  1. Covenant High Plains Surgery Center wins 'best ASC' award 2nd year in a row

    Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Center has been recognized as the best outpatient surgery center in its region for the second year in a row in the annual "Best of the West" event, an award granted by regional news station KCBD. 
  2. Ace Vision Group appoints 2 executives

    Ophthalmic device company Ace Vision Group has appointed John Frantzis as its chief business development officer and Alex Lopez as its chief commercial officer, effective Jan. 19. 
  3. New private equity firm to enter cardiology space

    Florida-based private equity firm Viper Partners is opening a new mergers and acquisitions department focused on deals in the cardiology space. 
  4. ASCA to offer administrator development program

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association has opened applications for its ASC Administrator Development Program.

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  1. Easing inflation and 9 more supply chain updates

    Here are 10 supply chain updates for ASC leaders that have been reported by Becker's since Jan. 11.
  2. ASC workforce by the numbers

    Here are five key stats on the ASC workforce from VMG Health's 2022 "Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.
  3. 5 hospitals closing service lines

    Below are five hospitals ending services that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 10:
  4. Car crashes into Massachusetts medical office building, leaving 2 injured

    A vehicle crashed into the Outer Cape Health Services medical office building in Wellfleet, Mass., on Jan. 18, according to a Jan. 19 report from CapeCod.com. 

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  1. Woodside Health, Heitman team up for medical office building venture

    Cleveland-based medical office building management firm Woodside Health and Chicago-based real estate investment firm Heitman have partnered to recapitalize a 10-property medical office building portfolio, according to a Jan. 18 report from ConnectCRE. 
  2. Hospitals laying off workers: What ASCs need to know

    At least four hospitals and health systems have announced plans to cut jobs because of financial and operational challenges since the beginning of the year. 
  3. Tenet expected to beat 2022 midpoint earnings outlook

    Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, expects to beat the midpoint of its 2022 earnings outlook. 
  4. What ASCs are up against in 2023

    Inflation, labor shortages, and disruptions are just a few of the challenges ASCs are up against in 2023.
  5. Dr. Maria Abreu to join Oshi Health's medical advisory board

    Oshi Health, a virtual digestive healthcare company, has named Maria Abreu, MD, future president of the American Gastroenterological Association, to its medical advisory board. 
  6. 5 gastroenterology ASCs to know

    Here are five ASCs specializing in gastroenterology that were among Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2023" list: 
  7. USPI CEO, president to retire 

    Brett Brodnax, president and CEO of United Surgical Partners International, will retire at the end of 2023. 
  8. 6-building medical office portfolio in Kansas, Missouri acquired

    A six-building medical office portfolio with properties throughout Kansas and Missouri was acquired by healthcare real estate company Montecito Medical.
  9. Top 100 hospitals for gastrointestinal care by state, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades picked 100 hospitals for its "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care" list, released Jan. 17.

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