Here are nine gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since Nov. 16:
1. Las Vegas is the best-paying city for gastroenterologists regardless of experience level or practice setting, according to Medscape's Salary Explorer.
2. Shawn Ingles, DO, a physician at Ascension Medical Group Valley Gastroenterology in Saginaw Township, Mich., has died in a traffic accident.
3. Mayo Clinic and digital health platform Ayble Health partnered to offer a hybrid digestive care model to patients.
4. Salem (Mass.) Hospital issued a warning letter to 450 endoscopy patients notifying them of a potential exposure to HIV and hepatitis due to incorrectly administered IVs. Now, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the hospital, Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham and 10 hospital employees.
5. Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Health has become the first system in the region to add Medtronic's GI Genius intelligent endoscopy module.
6. Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, a gastroenterologist and innovator in the early detection of pancreatic cancer, has been named the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chair of medicine at UPMC.
7. The American Gastroenterological Association released new guidelines recommending the use of blood and stool-based biomarkers to manage Crohn's disease.
8. U.S. Digestive Health expanded into York, Pa., with the addition of surgeon Chris Evans, DO.
9. Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Gastroenterology Associates opened a new location in Lone Tree, Colo. The new practice began seeing patients Nov. 16 with an endoscopy center opening in late December.