Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Newsweek names 20 best optometrists in America

    From New York to California, 175 optometrist and ophthalmologists have been named the best eye doctors in America for 2022 by Newsweek. 
  2. 7 anesthesia updates for ASC leaders

    A former anesthesiologist surrendered his license and six more anesthesia stories Becker's has reported on since Aug. 11:
  3. Physician wins Hawaii's Democratic primary for governor: See his 6 key issues

    John Green, MD, won Hawaii's gubernatorial primary for the Democratic party on Aug. 13. 

Optimizing Wound Management in the Hospital and ASC Setting

Ortho bundled payments come with risks. Are they worth it? Surgeons from Rothman, NYU Langone + other top tier systems lay out the pros and cons.
  1. The benefits, drawbacks of gastroenterologists joining large groups: 1 CEO's perspective

    Jerry Tillinger, CEO of U.S. Digestive Health in Exton, Pa., recently spoke with Becker's to discuss what larger organizations have to offer gastroenterologists.
  2. ASC nurse Lori Tolland elected to local office in Florida

    Lori Tolland, RN, was elected to the Ormond Beach (Fla.) City Commission, the Ormond Beach Observer reported Aug. 23.
  3. Best, worst states for business ranked

    CNBC ranked all 50 states based on how good they are for businesses this year, with North Carolina ranking at the top. 
  4. No Surprises Act final rules: What ASCs need to know 

    The HHS and Labor Department Aug. 19 issued the final rules for the No Surprises Act.

Specialty practice consolidation 101: How to balance growth with autonomy

Specialty practice consolidation 101: Get up to speed on the top growth challenges and macro trends for physician owners and investors.
  1. Labor turnover: 6 fast facts on which states have been hit the hardest

    Nineteen states, including California, saw a decrease in job openings during June, while two states saw an increase in openings, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published Aug. 17. 
  2. New York cancer practice reopens outpatient surgery center

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center reopened its newly renovated head and neck, dental and maxillofacial ASC.
  3. Texas man sentenced to prison for threatening physician who advocated for COVID-19 vaccine 

    Scott Eli Harris, 52, was sentenced to six months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after sending a threatening message to a Baltimore, Md.-based physician who advocated for the COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Justice Department said Aug. 24. 
  4. Hackers plan to post patient data stolen from 2 Texas ASCs, hospital 

    Hackers who have stolen data from Allen, Texas-based Methodist Allen Surgical Center, Mckinney, Texas-based Methodist Craig Ranch Surgical Center and Methodist McKinney Hospital have threatened to post patient data on the dark web. 

Scaling standardized protocols saved one hospital $12M in 1 year

The switch to value-based care is expensive, but this strategy saved a North Carolina hospital $12M in 1 year.
  1. Kelsey-Seybold adds ASC following Optum acquisition 

    Kelsey-Seybold is adding an ASC at the Sugar Land, Texas-based Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, Community Impact reported Aug. 24. 
  2. Garnet Health closing 4 physician practices

    Orange County, N.Y.-based Garnet Health is closing four physician practices and laying off 29 employees, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed with the state of New York.
  3. 10 signs that an employee is about to quit + 4 ways to make them stay

    With the U.S. workforce in the midst of the "great resignation," it is critical that employers are aware of the warning signs that they could be losing an employee. 
  4. Dr. Leon Rafailov now among Long Island's first surgeons to perform corneal neurotization

    Leon Rafailov, MD, an oculoplastic surgeon at SightMD who specializes in minimally invasive procedures, has become one of the first physicians in Long Island (N.Y.) to perform a corneal neurotization. 
  5. 23 gastrointestinal drugs facing shortages

    The drug market is not impervious to worldwide supply chain issues, and gastroenterologists are experiencing drug shortages like most other physicians this year. 
  6. 9 ophthalmology drugs in short supply

    The drug market is not impervious to worldwide supply chain issues, and ophthalmologists are experiencing drug shortages like most other physicians this year. 
  7. $134.8M paid for California medical office building portfolio

    A four-building medical office portfolio has been bought for $134.8 million, Commercial Property Executive reported Aug. 24.
  8. Blood supply shortages, a defibrillator recall and 6 more supply chain updates

    Here are supply chain updates that have been reported by Becker's since Aug. 16:
  9. Prism Vision Group acquires 8-physician practice with ASC

    New Providence, N.J.-based Prism Vision Group, a vertically integrated eye care services organization, has added Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates to its platform.

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