Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Progenity appoints inflammatory bowel disease clinical advisory board

    GI Biotech company Progenity recently established an inflammatory bowel disease clinical advisory board, the company announced June 17.
  2. 10 orthopedic surgeons leading the top 10 hospitals for orthopedics

    U.S. News & World Report's 2020-21 list of best hospitals for orthopedics is compiled with data from 1,638 hospitals that treated at least 278 Medicare inpatients in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  3. 17 years as 'captain of the ship': What one administrator has learned so far

    Seventeen years as administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites has given Greg DeConciliis, CASC, a deep understanding of the "art of communication" and handling outpatient migration.

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  1. Carle Health breaks ground on $70M campus with ASC

    Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Health broke ground June 17 on a $70 million medical campus with an ASC, according to a news release. 
  2. What's the biggest internal threat to ASCs? Inadequate leadership, one administrator says

    A lack of high-functioning leadership can "dramatically affect" the culture of an ASC, according to Andrew Lovewell, administrator of the Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopaedic Group.
  3. Trends ASC execs are skeptical of right now

    There are many reasons for ASC owners and operators to be optimistic. Patients and payers are demanding outpatient surgery, employers are seeking direct contracting opportunities with surgery centers, and ASCs proved a vital resource for elective surgery during the pandemic.
  4. How many cardiologists are worth $5M+? 4 stats

    Only 2 percent of cardiologists have a net worth of under $500,000, according to Medscape.

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  1. Texas pain physician's license suspended amid patient death investigations

    The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of Brian James August, MD, after his indictment this year on charges of distributing controlled substances that led to patient deaths.
  2. 5 specialties with the most physicians at $5M+ net worth

    At least 6 percent of physicians in five specialties have a net worth of more than $5 million, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2021.
  3. How Comprehensive Surgical Care's CMO handles staff burnout amid growth

    Comprehensive Surgical Care is planning an ambitious 20-ASC, $125 million expansion, but the company's CMO has a well-developed strategy to avoid staff burnout
  4. Tennessee orthopedic group to break ground on $17M ASC

    Watauga Orthopaedics, a 20-physician group, will break ground on a $17 million ASC June 22, Time News reports. 

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  1. 5 issues GI execs are obsessing over

    From private-equity investment to new screening recommendations, gastroenterology leaders are focusing on several industry shifts.
  2. Tenet unloads 5 Florida hospitals, keeps ASCs

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare sold five of its hospitals in Florida but kept its ASCs, according to a June 16 news release. 
  3. What to know about Compass Surgical's 2 new ASCs

    Compass Surgical Partners is opening two ASCs in Raleigh, N.C., and Odessa, Fla., the company announced. 
  4. Montecito acquires 2 orthopedic MOBs, ASC in Connecticut

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical acquired two orthopedic medical office buildings, one with an ASC, in Fairfield and Shelton, Conn., according to a June 17 email. 
  5. Construction of orthopedic ASC in Tennessee hits milestone

    An orthopedic ASC being built in Tennessee is on track to open in 2022, and developers reached a milestone in construction, according to a June 17 announcement.
  6. More than 96% of ophthalmologists vaccinated: AAO

    A survey from the American Academy of Ophthalmologists shows that more than 96 percent of ophthalmologists nationwide are vaccinated.
  7. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Ten GIs to know:
  8. The avoidable ASC-killer eroding centers today

    One of the biggest threats to many ASCs today is the staff's lack of operational and financial knowledge about the center.
  9. New Hampshire orthopedic practice reopens after joining new hospital

    A New Hampshire practice has found a new home at Rochester, N.H.-based Frisbie Memorial Hospital after its service agreement with another hospital was dropped.

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