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  1. Politicians' 'quick fixes' won't fix staff shortages, physician leader says 

    Hospitals, health systems and ASCs are facing devastating physician and nurse shortages, and many leaders feel policy makers' solutions are insufficient. 
  2. Tenet pushes its ASC chain: 5 numbers pointing to USPI's growth

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, is focusing on ASCs to fuel its growth. 
  3. 15 medications most frequently prescribed by gastroenterologists

    Nearly 1.9 million Americans received prescriptions for the proton-pump inhibitor omeprazole, the most frequently prescribed gastroenterology medication in 2021, according to 2022 data from Definitive Healthcare. 

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  1. TearSolutions expands leadership team, adds advisory board

    Ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company TearSolutions has established a strategic advisory board, appointed five opinion leaders to its medical advisory board and promoted James Cook to chief development officer. 
  2. 52,550 people expected to die from colorectal cancer in 2023: 7 notes

    Colorectal cancer is expected to cause about 52,550 deaths in 2023, according to the American Cancer Society. 
  3. American College of Cardiology welcomes new president

    B. Hadley Wilson, MD, an interventional cardiologist, began his one-year term as president of the American College of Cardiology. 
  4. West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants president weighs in on new bill

    West Virginia legislators are looking to pass Senate Bill 650, which would allow physician assistants to own their own practice.

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  1. 4 recent ASC acquisitions, partnerships

    Here are four ASC acquisitions and partnerships that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 9:
  2. Ground broken on 3 ASCs, medical office buildings in 5 weeks

    Here are three ASCs and medical office buildings that have begun construction since Feb. 2. 
  3. $20M medical office building sold in Oregon

    A medical office portfolio housing a 15-physician practice has sold for $20 million, the acquisition's seller, Capital Real Estate Group's U.S. Healthcare Investment Sales practice said in a March 6 news release shared with Becker's. 
  4. Cardiology and ASCs: 5 stats to know 

    Cardiology could be the next big growth opportunity for ASCs. 

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  1. Walgreens acquires 30-location physician group

    VillageMD, a company majority owned by Walgreens, has acquired a 30-location physician group. 
  2. 7 gastroenterology tech updates to know

    Here are seven gastroenterology technology updates Becker's has reported on since Feb. 21:
  3. AMSURG surpassed 1M colonoscopies in 2022

    AMSURG completed more than 1 million colonoscopies in 2022, the ASC chain said March 6. 
  4. 5 Cardiology ASCs to know

    Here are five cardiovascular ambulatory surgery centers to know:
  5. Optim Health System names CFO for ASCs, hospitals

    Julie Wittwer has been named the chief financial officer at Savannah, Ga.-based Optim Health System, providing services for Optim's ASCs, outreach clinics and hospitals, according to a March 6 report from the Savannah Business Journal.
  6. EyeBio shakes up senior leadership team

    Ophthalmology biotechnology company EyeBio has made several appointments to its senior leadership team this year, according to a March 6 news release: 
  7. Pennsylvania physician charged for writing fraudulent prescriptions

    Murrysville, Pa.-based emergency room physician Jessie Kunkel, MD, was charged for writing fraudulent prescriptions, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said March 1. 
  8. Idaho lawmakers push to allow optometrists to perform 3 surgeries

    A new bill would allow specially trained optometrists in Idaho to perform three kinds of laser surgeries, ABC affiliate KIVI-TV reported March 3. 
  9. Unifeye Vision Partners: An acquisition timeline

    Management services organization Unifeye Vision Partners was formed in 2017 by a partnership between private equity firm Waud Capital and Bloomington-based Minnesota Eye Consultants. Since 2017, Unifeye has grown to 42 clinic locations and 11 ASCs. 

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