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  1. 15 gastroenterology updates

    From arrests to acquisitions, here are 15 gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since Dec. 29:
  2. 10 cardiologists in the headlines

    Here are 10 cardiologists in the headlines that Becker's has reported on since Dec. 12:
  3. Debts and expenses for young physicians: 16 stats

    Sixty-two percent of young physicians are paying a mortgage on a primary residence, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022."

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  1. Regent Surgical Health names new vice president of strategic initiatives

    Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health has named Andrew Sartoris its new vice president of strategic initiatives. 
  2. Visus Therapeutics names Dr. Eric Donnenfeld to its board of directors

    Visus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company for eye care, has named Eric Donnenfeld, MD, to its board of directors. 
  3. Eye Health America implements patient experience platform

    Greenville, S.C.-based Eye Health America, a medical and surgical eye care services provider, has added NextGen Healthcare's cloud-based technological solution to its 23 clinics and seven ASCs. 
  4. Vivante Health expands GIThrive platform to include cognitive behavioral therapy

    Vivante Health has expanded its GIThrive platform to include a cognitive behavioral therapy digital therapeutic to help users to alter dysfunctional thinking patterns and manage symptoms related to digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome.

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  1. Former owner of medical testing lab sentenced to prison for kickback scheme

    Richard Reid of Astoria, Ore., has been sentenced to two years in prison for five federal felonies related to illegal kickbacks involving a medical testing lab where he was vice president of sales and co-owner, the U.S. Justice Department said Jan. 10. 
  2. Lawsuit filed against state of Iowa for alleged medical negligence

    Tiffany Lunsford of Le Claire, Iowa, has filed a lawsuit against the state following complications from a surgical procedure she received at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, The Gazette reported Jan. 10. 
  3. Remembering 6 ASC, medical leaders who died in 2022

    Becker's reported on six ASC leaders, cardiologists, ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists who died in 2022: 
  4. Unio Health partners with InSite Digestive Health Care to double in size

    InSite Digestive Health Care is set to join Unio Health as the platform's fourth major division, Unio Health announced in a Jan. 9 release. 

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  1. Morgan Stanley acquires $68M Silicon Valley medical office building

    Investment firm Morgan Stanley has acquired a medical office building in Menlo Park, Calif., for $68 million, according to a Jan. 10 report from The Real Deal.
  2. Augusta Health opens outpatient pavilion in Virginia

    Fisherville, Va.-based Augusta Health held a ribbon cutting on Jan. 11 for its new 60,000-square-foot Augusta Health Outpatient Pavilion. 
  3. Oklahoma surgery center offering Mako Robotics for joint replacements

    Tulsa Bone and Joint's Union Pines Surgery Center is now the first ambulatory surgery center in Oklahoma to offer procedures with Mako SmartRobotics.
  4. 'Another challenging year for ASCs': What's in store for surgery centers in 2023

    As elective procedures continue to shift to the ASC setting, the growth of surgery centers seems inevitable, but the movement is not without its challenges.
  5. Optum, CVS Health aren't playing around

    Eleven days into 2023 and already two of the biggest disruptors have made serious moves to deepen their reach into the healthcare space.
  6. DISC Sports & Spine ASC joins Cigna's network

    DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach (Calif.) went in-network with Cigna.
  7. ASC utilization rates on the rise while inpatient surgery decreases, study says

    An analysis conducted by Cedar Gate Technologies found that ambulatory surgical center rates of utilization increased by over 10 percent while inpatient surgery rates dropped by over 7 percent between 2019 and 2021. 
  8. Wisconsin physician's license suspended for falsifying immunization records

    Scott Stillwell, MD, of Green Bay, Wis., had his license suspended for 30 days after falsely recording that he and his immediate family were vaccinated against COVID-19, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported Jan. 9. 
  9. Minnesota hospital to build new ASC

    Shakopee, Minn.-based St. Francis Regional Medical Center will build a new outpatient surgery and endoscopy center

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