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  1. 'Relentless dedication to IBD care' — How 3 GI leaders will use their Sherman Prizes to enhance IBD, Crohn's treatment

    The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation awarded Sherman Prizes to Stephan Targan, MD, Lee Denson, MD and Heidi Drescher, MMS, PA-C.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anesthesia group to know: Ambulatory Anesthesiologists of Chicago

    Ambulatory Anesthesiologists of Chicago is a specialty surgery center-facing anesthesia group.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Mountain Empire Surgery Center suffers $1.3M loss through alleged scam by fake company: 6 key notes

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain Empire Surgery Center was allegedly scammed out of $1.3 million from two men acting as a medical device company, the TimesNews reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 9 new GI-driven ASCs & facilities — July 2017

    Here are nine new gastroenterology-focused ASCs or facilities that were newly announced or opened in July.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Creo Medical's device receives FDA 510(k) approval & more — 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC leader to know: Craig Acosta of ECG Management Consultants

    At ECG Management Consultants, Craig Acosta focuses on developing clinical distribution models that help a practice understand the necessary assets to serve a covered population. In his role as principal, he works with health systems to prepare for an ASC-focused future.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Health Plus Surgery Center, Dynamic Surgery Center COO dies suddenly at 60

    Ralph Vellon, a leader within the healthcare industry, died suddenly at age 60, according to NorthJersey.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Tenet shares up after firm buys 5.7% stake: 3 things to know

    Camber Capital Management bought a 5.7 percent stake in Tenet Healthcare, leading the company's shares to jump this week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Renowned ophthalmologist, Hamilton Eye Institute Founder Dr. Ralph Hamilton passes away: 4 takeaways

    Ophthalmologist Ralph S. Hamilton, MD, died at 87, according to The Commercial Appeal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Getting online reviews: Tips for ASCs in a digital world

    In today's age online reviews are as important as they are beneficial. Online reviews can quickly add a level of trust and legitimacy to any business. The Medical field can particularly benefit from patients and physicians providing online feedback.  By Kelsey Tricoli, Marketing Manager, Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center (AASC) -
  4. Dr. Yuriy Zhurov joins Oswego Health's ASC — 4 key notes

    Oswego (N.Y.) Health's General Surgery Associates added Yuriy Zhurov, MD, PhD, according to Business Journal News Network.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Minneapolis ophthalmic company to pay $12M to settle kickback allegations

    Minneapolis-based Sightpath Medical is paying the government $12 million over allegations claiming the company offered physicians illegal kickbacks, according to Star Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. More M&A in healthcare's future & 4 more predictions

    Thessalus Capital details the following five predictions for the healthcare industry, according to Forbes.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center seeks approval for $1.7M expansion: 4 things to know

    Bethesda (Md.) Chevy Chase Surgery Center has plans to expand to meet patient demand, according to Washington Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 10 states with the lowest ASC hospital transfer and readmission rates

    Here are the 10 U.S. states and regions with the lowest ASC hospital transfer/admission rates for 2015, ranked from lowest to highest, according to rankings listed on CMS' Hospital Compare website.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. ASC leader to know: Sandra Jones of ASD Management

    Sandra Jones is the executive vice president and COO of ASD Management. She has been with the company since its inception. She has held numerous roles for Premier Ambulatory Systems including president of ambulatory strategies, managed care coordinator, risk manager and facility administrator.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Senate holding bipartisan hearings in attempt to stabilize individual insurance market — 4 insights

    The U.S. Senate is holding bipartisan hearings with state governors and health insurance commissioners in an attempt to stabilize the individual health insurance marketplace, the Tennessean reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. What 20 healthcare practices pay their anesthesiologists — $377k is #1

    Glassdoor collects and compiles reported salary data. For anesthesiologists, Glassdoor says the national average salary is $294,811.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Stock market week-in-review for 5 large GI companies — Aug. 14-18

    Here is how five major, publicly traded gastroenterology companies fared in the stock market for the week of Aug. 14 to Aug. 18, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Creo Medical Group's surgical endoscopy tool receives FDA 510(k) clearance — 5 insights

    Creo Medical Group's Speedboat RS2 device and Croma platform received FDA 510(k) clearance.  By Eric Oliver -

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