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  1. South Carolina medical clinic to close indefinitely

    Wagener (S.C.) Medical Center will close indefinitely beginning March 14, ABC affiliate WJBF reported Feb. 28.
  2. Tenet to sell 2 hospitals in $550M agreement with Adventist Health

    Tenet Healthcare entered a definitive agreement with Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health for the sale of two Tenet hospitals and related operations in California's San Luis Obispo County.
  3. How artificial intelligence is changing gastroenterology

    Artificial intelligence is showing promise in gastroenterology, and physicians are taking notice. 

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  1. Meet the C-suite at the biggest ASC chain

    Here are the C-suite leaders of Tenet Healthcare's ASC business, United Surgical Partners International: 
  2. Tennessee legislators weigh authorization of anesthesiologist assistants

    Tennessee Sen. Richard Briggs recently introduced a bill that would establish a scope of practice for anesthesiologist assistants in the state, NBC affiliate WBIR reported Feb. 27.
  3. ASCs offer anesthesiologists stipends as competition heats up

    Some ASCs have had their patient volumes and bottom lines affected by the inability to access anesthesia providers.
  4. Innovation ahead: How a physician-focused partnership is advancing patient access & value-based care

    Healthcare is rapidly consolidating. In 2022, just 44% of physicians owned their practice — likely due to rising operational costs and other financial barriers — and the loss of physician autonomy has been felt across the industry.

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  1. Florida physician to pay $60K to settle controlled substance violation allegations

    Mary Watson, MD, a physician in Tallahassee, Fla., agreed to pay $60,000 in order to resolve allegations that she violated the Controlled Substances Act.
  2. 10 updates to know on the ophthalmology industry

    Here are 10 updates that ASC leaders need to know about the ophthalmology space that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 22:
  3. Top issues for 25 ASC, physician practice executives

    These 25 industry leaders explain the top trends they're currently following. The executives featured in this article are all speaking at Becker's 2024 ASC conferences. This includes our 21st Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference which is set for June 19-22 at the Swissotel in Chicago. This also includes our 30th Annual The Business and Operations of ASCs which is set for Oct. 30-Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
  4. Apple's dive into healthcare

    Several major nontraditional entities, including Amazon and Walmart, are now trying their hand at healthcare, and technology giant Apple is following in their footsteps. 

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  1. The 3 ways physicians work toward a healthy lifestyle

    While physicians have busy work schedules, there are still core ways in which the majority of physicians prioritize their well-being, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report." 
  2. The 9 highest paying US counties

    The highest paying county in the U.S. is located in Wyoming, according to a February report from job search engine Adzuna. 
  3. Chicago building with medical office bought for $20M

    A building with 104,000 square feet of medical office space in Chicago has sold at auction for a little over $20 million, according to a Feb. 27 report from the Real Deal. 
  4. Medicaid expansion benefits some, but not all, healthcare workers: Study

    State-level Medicaid expansion could be beneficial financially for physicians, registered nurses and managers, but not for lower-earning healthcare workers, according to a Feb. 27 study published in the JAMA Network. 
  5. 3 joint ventures, partnerships shaking up the ASC industry

    Here are three joint ventures and partnerships Becker's has reported on since Jan. 4:
  6. The most 'influential' healthcare CEOs

    CEOWorld Magazine has released its latest "World's Most Influential CEOs and Business Executives" list, which includes several healthcare CEOs. 
  7. Cardiologist Dr. Nate Lebowitz joins AI board

    Nate Lebowitz, MD, a cardiologist who specializes in lipids and preventive cardiology, has been appointed to the Gaxos.AI advisory board, according to a Feb. 28 report from BNN Breaking.
  8. Bellin Health opens surgery center on site of vacant Menards

    Green Bay, Wis.-based Bellin Health has unveiled a new specialty surgery and specialty center in Ashwaubenon, Wis., on the property of a vacant Menards store, according to a Feb. 27 report from ABC affiliate WBAY.
  9. UnitedHealth's physician group ownership targeted in antitrust investigation

    UnitedHealth Group is the target of a Justice Department antitrust investigation, according to The Wall Street Journal. Investigators are zeroing in on the company's ownership across sectors, including physician groups, pharmacy drug benefits and a major health plan.

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