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  1. Physician compensation increased for these 8 specialties 

    Physician assistants saw the biggest average increase in salary among all specialists in 2021, according to a recent report by physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins. 
  2. Florida ophthalmologist first in area to implant light-adjustable lens

    Cathleen McCabe, MD, became the first in Manatee and Sarasota, Fla., counties to implant RXSight's light-adjustable lens, Florida-based practice the Eye Associates said in an Oct. 3 LinkedIn post.
  3. North Carolina surgical center asks governor to overturn ASC denial

    Pinehurst (N.C.) Surgical Clinic on Oct. 4 petitioned Gov. Roy Cooper to reverse the denial of its proposed ASC in Sanford, according to The Pilot, a local news outlet.

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  1. California ASC onboards minimally invasive subacromial spacer 

    Christopher Hamilton, MD, implanted Stryker's InSpace, a minimally invasive subacromial spacer, at a California ASC. 
  2. Kaiser, Dartmouth researchers awarded $32.7M for CRC screening study 

    Two researchers from Kaiser Permanente and the Dartmouth Institute received $32.7 million in funding for a colorectal cancer screening study, Kaiser said Oct. 1. 
  3. How private equity will affect ophthalmology ASCs: Q&A with Robert Nelson

    Robert Nelson is executive director of Island Eye Surgicenter in Westbury, N.Y. He told Becker's about how he thinks private equity investment will affect ophthalmology and shared his biggest concerns about the winter season. 
  4. Connecticut ophthalmologist opens cataract surgery suite 

    Ophthalmologist Omar Shakir, MD, opened a cataract surgery suite in Greenwich, Conn., Greenwich Time reported Oct. 4. 

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  1. HST Pathways names CFO

    HST Pathways, an ASC software company, named Susan Kane as CFO, the company said Oct. 4. 
  2. SUNY hospital stalls surgeries after unvaccinated staff pulled off duty

    Brooklyn, N.Y.-based SUNY Downstate Medical Center postponed some nonemergency procedures and moved outpatient surgeries after the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate amplified staffing shortages, according to a recent Gothamist report. 
  3. 10 safest states during COVID-19

    Massachusetts is the safest state during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  4. 23 new ASCs in September

    Here are 23 ASCs opened or announced in September, as reported by Becker's ASC Review: 

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  1. Staff file restraining order against Illinois clinic over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

    Staff at Quincy (Ill.) Physicians and Surgeons Clinic filed for a temporary restraining order against their employer, claiming that requiring a COVID-19 vaccine to continue employment infringes Illinois law, according to Edgar County Watchdogs.
  2. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Here are 10 physicians who perform total joint replacements at ASCs:
  3. Staffing & supply chain: ASC leader's key winter concerns

    Staffing shortages amid COVID-19 surges and supply chain disruptions are two of the biggest upcoming concerns for ASCs. 
  4. Gastro Health adds Ohio practice

    Gastro Health inked a deal with Lima, Ohio-based Gastro-Intestinal Associates, further expanding its Ohio reach, the company said in an Oct. 1 email. 
  5. Independent ASCs the 'sweet spot' for private equity, administrator says

    Private equity investment is booming in healthcare, and some ASC leaders think independent ASCs will be key to industry growth. 
  6. North Carolina ASC onboards 2 surgical robots

    Brunswick Surgery Center in Leland, N.C., added two robotic-assisted surgical systems one year after opening. 
  7. 7 recent ASC moves in Texas

    From ASC acquisitions to onboarding surgical robots, here are seven Texas ASC moves from the past month:
  8. GI Alliance exec joins Iterative Scopes scientific advisory board

    Iterative Scopes appointed GI Alliance executive Timothy Ritter, MD, to its scientific advisory board, the company said Oct. 1. 
  9. Hospitals outpace cardiology offices in use of cardiothoracic imaging

    Hospital outpatient departments are performing more cardiothoracic imaging than cardiology offices, according to a study published Sept. 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

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