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  1. Why new ASCs could fall short

    Investing in ASCs presents healthcare professionals with opportunities that may not be available to players in other markets.
  2. Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute adds Dr. Jared Tobolski

    Lewiston-based Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute added Jared Tobolski, MD, to its cardiology staff.
  3. 2 cardiology partnerships, practices coming to an end

    Here are two cardiology disputes or partnerships that have been terminated since May 3: 

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  1. Illinois gastroenterologist retires after 44 years, 50,000 colonoscopies

    Gastroenterologist David Riedel, MD, has retired following 44 years at Alton (Ill.) Memorial Hospital.
  2. Denver Digestive Health expands

    Denver Digestive Health Specialists, a partner of private equity-backed GI Alliance, opened a new clinic in Arvada, Colo.
  3. The dangers of declining gastroenterology reimbursements

    Colonoscopy demand is continuing to grow as gastroenterologists and GI practices face ever-declining reimbursements. 
  4. 5 highest-paid cardiologists in Cleveland

    The highest-paid cardiologist in Cleveland earns $735,600, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $423,250 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. Meet the physicians leading 5 GI groups

    Here is what to know about the physicians in charge of five of the largest gastroenterology groups in the U.S.:
  2. Rite Aid closes 520+ locations since bankruptcy: What ASCs need to know 

    Rite Aid has shuttered more than 520 locations since it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, Bloomberg reported May 3. 
  3. The 20 most powerful people in ophthalmology, per Power List

    The annual ophthalmology Power List selects and ranks 100 of the nation's best ophthalmologists, choosing its top 20 industry leaders through a panel of judges who consider cutting-edge industry issues, trends and more. 
  4. Senate tackles drug shortages with new legislation

    The Senate Finance Committee introduced legislation designed to prevent and reduce generic drug shortages in wake of the U.S. seeing the highest number of domestic drug shortages since 2001, The Hill reported May 3.

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  1. The 10 top nursing schools in the US

    Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania has been named the best nursing school in the U.S., according to the U.S. Career Institute, an online career training platform. 
  2. Anesthesiologist named president of Texas Medical Association

    The Texas Medical Association named Beaumont-based anesthesiologist G. Ray Callas, MD, as its 159th president. 
  3. Essentia Health ASC nurses seek to unionize

    Nurses at Essentia Miller Hill Surgery Center and Essentia Solvay Hospice House, both based in Duluth, Minn., have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board. 
  4. How consolidation is affecting the healthcare market

    Consolidation has changed the healthcare landscape. 
  5. 3 anesthesiologist controversies in 1 month

    Here are three anesthesiologist lawsuits or license probations Becker's has reported on since April 15: 
  6. US unemployment rate hits 3.9%: 5 notes

    Employers in the U.S. added 175,000 jobs in April, lower than what was expected by economists.
  7. Parkview Health's ASC strategy: 2 updates

    Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind., has expanded its reach in the ASC market, partnering with one of the industry's largest players early this year. 
  8. NP pay vs. average household income by state

    Nurse practitioners make an average of $161,540 in California, the highest-earning state, compared to the state's average household income of $131,504.
  9. Number of ASCs in the best states for physicians

    There are 20 ASCs in Montana, which was found to be the best state for physicians to practice by personal finance website WalletHub.

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