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  1. 7 statistics on physician compensation — average sign on bonus is $18k

    PracticeMatch 2017 released a new physician compensation survey, including results from 1,959 physicians reporting in June 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 key trends in the healthcare workforce — jobs grow 2.6M in 10 years

    The healthcare workforce is growing, with more than 2.6 million jobs added between 2005 and 2015. The healthcare organization's workforce will have an impact on healthcare spending and the financial health of organizations going forward, according to Health Affairs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Gastro Health acquires Gastrointestinal Center of Hialeah — 4 insights

    Miami-based Gastro Health acquired the Gastrointestinal Center of Hialeah (Fla.)  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. New York health system taps anesthesiologist Dr. Laureen Hill for executive positions — 5 key notes

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center named anesthesiologist Laureen Hill, MD, its senior vice president and COO.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Christus Health partners with Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center — 3 insights

    Lake Charles-based Christus Health Southwestern Louisiana entered into a joint venture with Prien, La.-based Imperiale Calcasieu Surgical Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 77% of orthopedic surgery patients report unused opioids: 5 points

    Opioid use is a pervasive problem and many Americans abuse and misuse these prescription medications daily. Medscape published a study's findings analyzing the number of patients reporting they had unused opioids.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. This Southeastern state has the highest ASC fall rate

    Here are fall rates for the 50 U.S. states in 2015, ranked from highest to lowest, according to rankings listed on CMS' Hospital Compare website.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Grady Memorial Hospital opening $141.7M surgical center: 6 things to know

    Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital bought land for its new $141.7 million surgical center — Advanced Surgical Services, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Op-ed: From 2009 to now, has healthcare progressed?

    Many challenges plaguing the healthcare industry years ago continue today, according to an article published by Jason D. Fodeman, MD, in The Washington Examiner. Dr. Fodeman used 2009, the year he graduated medical school, as a reference point to better gauge how the healthcare system has tackled its core challenges, and whether progress, if any, has been made.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Aug. 3, 2017

    Here are seven updates for leaders to know:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Private equity firms target orthopedics and ophthalmology — why?

    Orthopedics and ophthalmology are rocking the private equity market, peHUB reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Northwell Health Physician Partners opens multispecialty practice— 4 key notes

    Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health Physician Partners opened a new 14,000-square-foot facility in Patchogue, N.Y.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 6 recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships — July 2017

    Here are six recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships announced in July 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Nobilis Q2 revenue up 29.2%, per case revenue tops $17k: 5 key points

    Nobilis Health reported $80 million in 2017 second quarter revenue.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Wisconsin insurance company raises $10k to support new facility with ASC: 3 highlights

    On Aug. 2, Sheboygan, Wis.-based Acuity Insurance raised $10,000 for its plans to expand healthcare in the Sheboygan area, according to MySheboygan.com.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. How physicians are 'winning' under Tom Price

    In a conference room in Dallas, HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, met with surgeons to assure them he was aware of issues they face in today's healthcare environment, according to STAT.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Legacy Health dives into expansion plans, including potential Portland ASC

    Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health plans to transform a commercial center into a full city block that will include medical facilities, according to Oregon Live.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. What to know about The Joint Commission's 6 revised medication management standards

    The Joint Commission revised its medication management standards for all ASCs, behavioral health, critical access hospitals, home care, hospital, nursing care centers and office-based surgical practices.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 8 things to know about the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act and RN staffing

    Under the proposed Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act, Medicare participating hospitals would be required to establish and publicly report unit-by-unit staffing plans, according to American Nurses Association.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. ASC leader to know: Pat Wilsey of Regent Surgical Health

    At Regent Surgical Health, Pat Wilsey is the supply chain director. He oversees Regent ASCs' materials management and purchasing analysis.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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