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  1. 5 cardiologists to know

    Here are five cardiologists to know:
  2. Will ASC growth keep up with demand?

    Outpatient surgical volumes are only expected to grow in the coming years, led largely by orthopedic procedures including joint replacements, spinal fusions and knee replacements, according to a study from healthcare intelligence firm Sg2.
  3. West Virginia gastroenterologist charged with tax fraud, obstructing justice

    A gastroenterologist in Wheeling, W.Va., has been indicted on charges of tax fraud and obstructing justice after authorities said he failed to pay more than $2.4 million in payroll taxes.

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  1. How 1 family built a healthcare dynasty

    The Stryker family, creators and heirs of medtech company Stryker, are currently wealthier than other well-known family dynasties, like the Kennedys and the Rockefellers. 
  2. The 18 states without Surgery Partners' presence

    Major ASC chain Surgery Partners has 192 practice affiliates nationwide as of February, from New York to California. 
  3. Physician charged in $20.7M kickback scheme

    A New York City physician was charged for allegedly engaging in a $20.7 million healthcare fraud and illegal kickback scheme.
  4. Dr. Alain Cribier, valve replacement pioneer, dies at 79

    Alain Cribier, MD, the cardiologist credited for pioneering the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement, has died at the age of 79. 

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  1. Meet the leaders of the 15 best hospitals in California for cardiac surgery

    Healthgrades recently released its rankings for the best hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac surgery, including 15 in California. 
  2. Intermountain 1st in state to offer Genesis heart robot

    Surgical robot company Stereotaxis completed the first treatment of patients with its newly launched Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
  3. 5 concerning numbers on physician retirement

    An aging patient population — and an aging physician workforce — are making the projected shortage of 124,000 providers by 2034 seem more likely. 
  4. 10 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here are 10 ASCs that posted job listings seeking administrators in the last month. 

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  1. Where do noncompetes target physicians?

    Noncompetes have been a hot-button topic in healthcare, with supporters and those opposed to the practice each attempting to influence policy changes.
  2. Orlando Health starts $160M medical office building

    Orlando Health has started construction on a $160 million medical office building focused on pediatric care, according to a Feb. 22 report from the Orlando Business Journal.
  3. 3 cardiology partnerships to know

    Here are three cardiology partnerships that Becker's has reported on since Jan 3:
  4. Medtech news ASC leaders should know

    Here are five developments from medtech companies that ASC leaders should know:
  5. Stepping outside one's 'silo' key to growth, 1 surgeon says

    Becker's connected with Jason Ko, MD, vice chair of clinical operations for the department of surgery at Northwestern Center for Hand Surgery in Chicago, to learn how he keeps his career as a physician fulfilling — despite any concerns he may have with the industry.
  6. ReFocus Eye Health adds 8 practices

    Management organization ReFocus Eye Health has added eight ophthalmology practices in New Jersey to its portfolio. 
  7. ASC masking updates: 8 things to know

    In December, several major health systems made headlines when they reinstated COVID-19-era mask mandates for patients and providers amid a rise in respiratory virus cases. 
  8. Why this U.S. Anesthesia Partners exec is excited about AI in the operating room

    The U.S. anesthesia industry is facing several headwinds in 2024. From the impact of declining CMS reimbursements to ongoing staffing shortages and the interference of weight loss medications, including glucagon-like peptide 1 receptors, on patients, leaders have a lot to grapple with. 
  9. Orthopedics' popularity continues to grow at ASCs

    With higher-acuity cases shifting to the outpatient setting, orthopedics is becoming more commonplace at ASCs.

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