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  1. Death of anesthesiologist who worked at temporarily closed Texas ASC under investigation

    Dallas police are investigating the death of an anesthesiologist who worked at an ASC where a potentially compromised IV bag was found, The Dallas Morning News reported Sept. 7. 
  2. 6 signs employees have 'quiet quit'

    The "quiet quitting" trend has been making headlines as a new poll from Gallup shows that about 50 percent of employees are feeling detached from their jobs. 
  3. How the number of healthcare job openings has shifted since last year

    According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings in healthcare and social assistance were up in July 2022 from last year. 

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  1. Lack of diversity persists in clinical trial research, study says

    A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that minority groups are consistently underrepresented in clinical trial research and in medical literature. 
  2. Anesthesiology residency programs with the most openings

    According to a March report from the American Medical Association, there are around 1,774 open first-year positions for anesthesiology residents. 
  3. U of Mississippi awards pediatric gastroenterology honor

    Phyllis Bishop, MD, chief of the division of pediatric gastroenterology at the Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center, was awarded the Paul Parker chair of pediatric gastroenterology, according to a Sept. 7 report from the Madison County Journal.
  4. Aestique plans new 15,000-square-foot Pennsylvania ASC

    ASC Aestique plans to open a new 15,000-square-foot center in Unity Township, Pa., to meet growing demand in the community, according to a Sept. 6 report from the Latrobe Bulletin.  

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  1. 6 new anesthesia partnerships in the last 30 days

    From a Florida endoscopy center partnership to a university medical center, here are six anesthesia partnerships Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 
  2. Home buyers struggle as mortgage rates shoot back up in September

    The June 30-year-fixed mortgage rate reached all-time highs, shooting over 6 percent. While rates dropped for July and August, September rates are elevating again, according to a Sept. 7 report from CNBC. 
  3. The ASC mega-deals that shaped the industry 

    The ASC industry was shaped by a series of "mega-mergers" made between 2015 and 2018, according to VMG Health's "Annual Healthcare M&A Report 2022." 
  4. 2 eye clinics named on best places to work in healthcare list

    Eye clinics in Boca Raton, Fla., and Blaine, Minn., were ranked among the best places to work in healthcare on Fortune's list for 2022. 

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  1. Florida physician on state board allegedly allowed paramedics to provide anesthesia care at own practice

    Ravi Chandra, MD, a vascular surgeon and political appointee of the Florida Board of Medicine, allegedly failed to ensure his Ocala-based office complied with a state anesthesia regulation, Tampa Bay Times reported Sept. 7. 
  2. Highest-paying workplaces for CRNAs 

    Outpatient care centers are the top paying site of service for certified nurse anesthetists, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  3. Anesthesiologists making headlines: 3 stories in 2 weeks

    Here are three anesthesiologists who have made headlines since Aug. 29:
  4. 70% of ASCs are independent: 3 stats to know

    Seventy percent of freestanding ASCs are independently owned and operated, according to VMG Health's "Annual Healthcare M&A Report 2022." 
  5. Who is vaccinated for COVID-19: 10 fast facts

    According to the coronavirus vaccination tracker from USAFacts, a nonprofit organization that compiles and presents data from government sources, 79 percent of the U.S. population has now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  6. Top acid reducing medications ranked by pharmacists

    Pharmacists voted Prilosec OTC as the top acid reducer, according to U.S. News & World Report's list of best acid reducers for 2022. 
  7. United Digestive expands anesthesia services to 3 Florida endoscopy centers

    United Digestive, a gastroenterology-focused practice management company, is offering anesthesia services at three Southwest Florida endoscopy centers.
  8. Ophthalmologist, eye practice pay $907K to settle false claims allegations

    Ophthalmologist Craig Morgan, MD, and Eye Consultants of Huntington (W.Va) have paid 907,075 to resolve allegations that they submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, the Justice Department said in a Sept. 6 news release.
  9. Dr. Steven Lee-Kong named to leadership post at New Jersey medical center

    Steven Lee-Kong, MD, was named chief of colorectal surgery at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center on Sept. 6.

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