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  1. ASC administrator of the week: Jeany Dunaway, Illinois ASC board leader

    Jeany Dunaway, RN, administrator of Effingham (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center, is Becker's administrator of the week. 
  2. 7 questions all medical residents should ask in interviews

    There are seven key questions medical residents should ask during their residency interviews, according to a Nov. 16 checklist created by the Association of American Medical Colleges and published by the American Medical Association. 
  3. $70M in GI donations this year

    Four massive GI-based donations totaling over $70 million have been awarded this year. Here are the notable donations Becker's has reported: 

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  1. Medtronic moves: 4 updates in November

    From a revenue decrease to a first-time GI Genius use, here are four Medtronic updates Becker's reported on in November: 
  2. $15M malpractice suit brought against Virginia GI center alleging medical negligence

    Fauquier County Public Schools Superintendent David Jeck is suing Fauquier (Va.) Medical Center, Advanced Digestive Care and Gastroenterology Associates for $15 million, alleging medical negligence that led to the death of his son, according to a Nov. 22 report from Fauquier Now.
  3. Medtronic GI revenue decreased by 16% in Q2

    Medtronic's respiratory, gastrointestinal and renal revenue decreased 16 percent in the second quarter of fiscal year 2023, according to earnings results released on Nov. 22. 
  4. 'The status quo is not enough' to stay ahead of the curve, says DePuy Synthes' new ASC VP

    Andrie Leday joined DePuy Synthes, Johnson and Johnson's orthopedic company, as its vice president of the ASC division in August, following 12 years at Medtronic. 

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  1. Are payers pushing procedures to ASCs?

    Two leaders joined Becker's to discuss whether payers are pushing procedures to ASCs and other outpatient settings. 
  2. A drug shortage created by TikTok and 10 more supply chain updates

    Here are 11 supply chain updates for ASC leaders to know reported by Becker's since Nov. 16:
  3. Premier Health opening 15k-square-foot medical office building in Ohio

    Premier Health is opening a 15,000-square-foot medical office building in Xenia, Ohio, according to a Nov. 22 report from the Dayton Daily News. 
  4. 13 physician kickback suits totaling $332M+ in 2022 

    Here are 13 physician kickback suits Becker's reported in 2022 that totaled more than $332 million in either restitution or cost of the fraud scheme:

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  1. $7.4M Tennessee medical office building sold to PE firm

    A medical office building in Chattanooga, Tenn., has sold to a real estate private equity firm for $7.4 million, Times Free Press reported Nov. 21. 
  2. Surgery Partners snags $800M equity offering

    Surgery Partners has snagged an $800 million equity offering, the Brentwood, Tenn.-based ASC chain said Nov. 21. 
  3. Northern Lakes Surgery Center names new director

    Moose Lake, Minn.-based Northern Lakes Surgery Center, set to open in 2023, has named Jacque Volk, NP, as its director, according to a Nov. 22 report from BusinessNorth. 
  4. 3D-printed ulcerative colitis treatment receives FDA clearance to start clinical trials

    Nanjing, China-based Triastek, a pharmaceutical company, has received FDA investigational new drug clearance to begin clinical studies on its 3D-printed medicine, T21, designed to treat ulcerative colitis. 
  5. 5 orthopedic ASC updates in November

    From a new Florida surgery center to a JCPenney conversion, here are five orthopedic ASC updates Becker's has reported on since Nov. 1. 
  6. New York medical office building sells for $16M

    A 51,357-square-foot medical office building in Geneseo, N.Y., has sold for $15.9 million, according to a November report from Rebusiness Online. 
  7. Intermittent fasting may help with GERD: study

    A recent U.S. study found that intermittent fasting can potentially reduce acid exposure time and other symptoms in individuals with gastroesophageal reflux disease, Medscape reported Nov. 21. 
  8. 2 major ophthalmology donations in 2 months

    Becker's has reported on $25 million donated to ophthalmology research since the beginning of October. Here are two important ophthalmology donations: 
  9. 3 billing challenges anesthesiologists face

    Medical providers, including anesthesiologists, face ongoing challenges when it comes to collecting medical debts from many Americans, according to a new blog post from founder and CEO of MiraMed Global and president and CEO of Anesthesia Business Consultants, Tony Mira.

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