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  1. Mercer adds Intuitive da Vinci XI assisted surgery robot

    Mercer Health plans to add a new surgical robot, the Intuitive da Vinci XI robotic assisted surgery system, to its Coldwater, Ohio, clinic. 
  2. 5 cheapest, most expensive states for running a business

    According to a report from cloud software company approve.com, Texas is the cheapest state to run a business in as of Oct. 2021.
  3. $145M approved for University of Texas Health ASC

    The Austin-based University of Texas System Board of Regents approved a $145.7 million cancer and surgery center at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's McAllen Academic Medical Campus, MyRGV News reported Aug. 30.

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  1. 10 states with 20 or fewer ASCs

    The number of ASCs is growing across the U.S. as patients and payers demand more outpatient surgery, but factors including regulations and population counts have left some states with sparse ASC numbers.
  2. NorthStar Anesthesia expands services to UT Health Tyler

    NorthStar Anesthesia is providing services for the University of Texas Health Tyler hospital and its health science center, the group said in an Aug. 31 news release shared with Becker's.
  3. The 7 most affordable states to retire in: report

    According to a new analysis from CNBC and Bankrate, a personal finance site, Michigan ranks as the most affordable state to retire in for 2022. 
  4. The future of ASCs: 4 leaders' perspectives

    Here are thoughts from four healthcare professionals and leaders on what the future might hold for ASCs:

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  1. Vaccine distribution frustrations and 9 more supply chain updates

    Here are 10 supply chain updates reported by Becker's since Aug. 24 for ASC leaders to know:
  2. Brigham and Women's adds gastrointestinal robot

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital is adding EndoQuest's surgical robot capable of providing minimally-invasive gastrointestinal surgery using trans-oral or trans-anal methods.
  3. Mississippi orthopedics group debuts ASC expansion

    Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists opened its renovated orthopedic ASC in Gautier, Miss., after a 25,000-square-foot expansion to its center on the group's East Lake campus.
  4. 8 Gastro Health moves in 8 months

    Here are eight moves from Gastro Health that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 6:

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  1. 4 orthopedic updates for ASC leaders

    Here are four orthopedic stories Becker's has reported on since Aug. 11:
  2. SCA Health grows to 320+ surgical facilities

    SCA Health, an ASC management company owned by Optum, has added new surgical facilities since March of 2021. 
  3. 10 states without an official ASC Association

    The National ASC Association serves as a parent company to several state ASC associations throughout the U.S. 
  4. 10 states with the most new ASCs since 2020 — 2 states tied for No. 1

    The number of ASCs is growing across the U.S. as patients and payers demand more outpatient surgery.
  5. August recap: Top 10 gastroenterology stories

    Here are the most-read gastroenterology stories published by Becker's in August:
  6. Property management company buys Tennessee ASC

    Montecito Medical purchased a building housing Hendersonville, Tenn.-based Indian Lake Surgery Center, RE Journals reported Aug. 31.
  7. Average salary for new ophthalmologists in 10 largest cities in America: report

    According to data from Medscape, Chicago has the highest average salary for a large U.S. city for early-career ophthalmologists. 
  8. 37 states where the pay gap between women, men is below national average

    According to a report from the National Women's Law Center, women make, on average, 82 cents for every dollar a man makes.
  9. California passes law requiring job postings to include salary ranges, median gender, racial pay gaps

    California has passed a law requiring all job postings to include salary ranges in their listings and requiring all companies in the state with over 100 employees to post median gender and racial pay gaps, according to an Aug. 30 report from Bloomberg. 

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