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  1. Ophthalmology MSO adds Dr. Shaun Brierly as chief medical officer

    Eye care management organization American Vision Partners has tapped Shaun Brierly, MD, as its new chief medical officer. 
  2. Nebraska ophthalmology practice moves into new expanded space

    Grand Island, Neb.-based Unity Eye Centers has relocated to a new, larger practice facility, according to a Jan. 15 report from The Independent.
  3. GI, ophthalmology and more: 4 Cleveland Clinic updates

    From a top ophthalmology program ranking to the addition of new gastroenterologists, here are four Cleveland Clinic updates from the last 30 days. 

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  1. Cardiology specialist Dr. Michael Farkouh tapped for leadership role at Cedars-Sinai

    Clinical cardiologist Michael Farkouh, MD, has been named the associate dean for research and clinical trials and a professor of cardiology at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, effective March 1.
  2. Arkansas Children's Northwest expands gastroenterology team

    Arkansas Children's Northwest Hospital in Springdale has added new full-time members to its pediatric gastroenterology team.
  3. UC Davis Health opens outpatient endoscopy suite

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health has opened an outpatient endoscopy suite.
  4. The greatest challenges in physician self-employment: 5 thoughts

    Medscape surveyed 744 self-employed physicians for its 2022 "Self-employed Physicians Report" on their experiences.

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  1. Optum's busy start to 2023: 3 moves ASCs need to know

    Optum has inked two major deals and reported a jump in revenue since the beginning of 2023. 
  2. Eye Clinic of Wisconsin opens its 8th office

    Wausau-based Eye Clinic of Wisconsin has opened its eighth location, Wausau Pilot & Review reported Jan. 17. 
  3. Hawaii physician to keep $205K in Medicaid funds after state's attempt to recoup

    Hawaii's state Supreme Court ruled that Frederick Nitta, MD, of Hilo, Hawaii, is allowed to keep $205,000 in enhanced Medicaid payments, despite state officials' attempts to recoup the funds, the American Medical Association said Jan. 18. 
  4. 10 things to know about the physician workforce 

    The Association of American Medical Colleges laid out physician demographics in its "2022 Physician Specialty Data Report."

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  1. Goshen Health unveils new medical office

    Goshen (Ind.) Health has opened its new Goshen Physicians Family Medicine office inside North Webster (Ind.) Community Center, Ink Free News reported Jan. 17. 
  2. Physician specialties with the biggest growth the last 5 years 

    Sports medicine saw the biggest jump in the number of physicians in the last five years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges' "2022 Physician Specialty Data Report."
  3. South Carolina physician indicted for distributing prescription drugs improperly 

    Florence County, S.C.-based physician David Rodriguez Jr., MD, has been indicted for distributing prescription drugs for nonprescription purposes, CBS affiliate WBTW reported Jan. 17. 
  4. Ospitek launches ASC live patient charting software

    Surgical care coordination leader Ospitek has updated its surgical coordination platform View to add a live patient charting function for ASCs. 
  5. Moderna's RSV vaccine: What ASC leaders should know

    Moderna claims that its new vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus is effective in older adults, according to a Jan. 17 report from CNBC.
  6. 6 anesthesia updates

    From executive moves to staffing shortages, here are six anesthesia updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 9:
  7. Shockwave Medical to buy cardiac medical device company for $75M

    Medical device manufacturer Shockwave Medical is set to acquire Canada-based cardiovascular device manufacturer Neovasc for $75 million.
  8. FSU, Tallahassee Memorial break ground on Florida medical office building with ASC

    Tallahassee-based Florida State University, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and real estate developer the St. Joe Company have broken ground on a new medical office building in Panama City Beach, Fla., according to a Jan. 17 report from Florida State University News. 
  9. Construction begins on 1st medical school in Charlotte, N.C.

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has partnered with Wake Forest University to break ground on the first medical school in the city of Charlotte, according to a Jan. 17 report from NPR affiliate WFAE.

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