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  1. ASCs double down on cardiology

    Cardiology is one of ASCs' biggest opportunities for growth as procedures continue to migrate to the outpatient setting.
  2. Avera breaks ground on GI medical office building

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health has broken ground on a new medical office building that will house digestive services at its Louise Health Campus. 
  3. Massachusetts removes CRNA supervision requirements

    Massachusetts has opted out of federal regulations that require physician supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists. 

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  1. New York GI practice opens women's center

    New York City-based Gastroenterology Associates of Brooklyn has opened a new office in the Bay Ridge neighborhood that will offer specialized care for women, according to a June 4 report from the Brooklyn Paper.
  2. Good news for ASC administrators

    Here are three issues reported by Becker's that have the potential to positively affect the ASC industry.
  3. 10 best states for physician opportunity, competition

    Montana is the best state for physicians in regard to opportunity and competition, according to report from personal finance site WalletHub.
  4. Iowa ASC to pay $125K for violating Controlled Substances Act

    Cedar Rapids-based First Choice Surgical Center agreed to pay $125,000 to resolve allegations it violated the Controlled Substances Act, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa said June 4.

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  1. 3 interesting ASC projects in 3 months

    Here are three ASCs in the works at unique locations, as reported by Becker's since Feb. 28:
  2. 10 best, worst states to start a business

    Colorado is the best state to start a business, according to an analysis released June 4 by business financing company SMB Compass. West Virginia was rated the worst state.
  3. Gen Z, millennials report highest burnout levels

    Burnout among all employees in the U.S. sits at around 45%, with higher rates among female workers and Gen Z and millennial employees, according to a recent report from Eagle Hill Consulting. 
  4. Where Optum's potential acquisition of Steward's 1,700-physician group stands 

    Optum, the parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, announced plans to acquire bankrupt Dallas-based Steward Health Care's physician group, Stewardship Health, in March. 

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  1. Physician pay in the 5 richest US cities

    Eleven U.S. cities topped the list of richest cities in the world, according to a report from consulting firm Henley & Partners in collaboration with analytics firm New World Wealth. 
  2. Entrepreneurial cardiologist Dr. Richard Heuser dies at 73

    Cardiologist Richard Heuser, MD, who sold his medical device company PQ Bypass for $300 million in 2021, died in May 2023 at age 73, according to a report from the Phoenix Business Journal. 
  3. 3 states move to restrict noncompetes amid the FTCs' looming ban

    The Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 on April 23 to ban on noncompete clauses for most U.S. workers, and several states have since made moves to restrict noncompetes at the state level. 
  4. Community Health Network plans Indiana ASC

    Indianapolis-based Community Health Network plans to build a $335 million healthcare campus featuring an ASC and medical office building in Westfield, Ind.
  5. 10 states Americans are relocating to

    As workforce shortages continue to persist, ASCs could have more luck hiring employees in the 10 states that Americans are most commonly relocating to. 
  6. AMSURG, Palomar Health establish joint venture

    Nashville-based ASC services leader AMSURG has established a joint venture with Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health's Poway Surgery Center. 
  7. Physician sued for failing to pay $650K in taxes 

    An osteopathic physician in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, is being sued by the federal government for allegedly not paying nearly $650,000 in taxes and late fees, reported June 3. 
  8. Cleveland Clinic hospital, lead anesthesiologist face negligence suit

    A woman has filed a lawsuit against Cleveland Clinic's Medina (Ohio) Hospital, a lead anesthesiologist, and a registered nurse after allegedly waking up during surgery, according to a June 3 report from the Plain Dealer Cleveland.
  9. The bright future of ASCs

    ASC popularity is continuing to grow as hospitals, health systems and physicians accelerate their investment strategy — more than 7 out of 10 systems intend to continue investing in and affiliating with ASCs, according to a recent survey. 

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