Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Cohen Children's Medical Center opens $110M pediatric surgery complex

    New York City-based Cohen Children’s Medical Center has opened its Pediatric Surgical Operating Complex.
  2. $27.2M ASC real estate sold in Alabama 

    Vestavia Hills, Ala.-based Vestavia Medical Center, a multitenant facility that houses an ASC, has sold for $27.2 million, REBusiness Online reported Aug. 10. 
  3. Average hourly worker wage up 5%

    Average hourly earnings for employees nationwide were up 5.2 percent in July over the same month last year, according to Labor Department data reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Rush's Dr. John Fernandez performs ASC hand surgery on White Sox all-star

    John Fernandez, MD, is performing hand surgery on Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, an All-Star player, at Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH, Oak Brook (Ill.) Surgery Center, the MLB reported Aug. 9.
  2. Healthcare staffing company moves into Laser Spine Institute's former HQ

    Staffing company Maxim Healthcare Services signed a lease for 71,000 square feet of a 176,000-square-foot facility that previously served as Laser Spine Institute's Tampa, Fla., headquarters, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  3. United Digestive consolidates operating systems for partner practices

    United Digestive, a gastroenterology-focused practice management company, is now consolidating operating systems for its partner practices.
  4. Top 10 cities for early-career private practice orthopedic surgeons

    Data from Medscape shows the 10 highest paying cities for early-career private practice orthopedic surgeons.

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  1. Program aims to boost Virginia colorectal cancer screening rates

    The Community Health Center of the New River Valley in Christiansburg, Va., is expanding its partnership with the UVA Cancer Center in Charlottesville, Va., with the goal of increasing colorectal cancer screening rates to 80 percent of eligible patients.
  2. 13 supply chain updates over the last week

    Supply chain developments reported by Becker's since Aug. 2:
  3. 6 federal healthcare updates

    Healthcare spending declines for the first time in 60 years and five other healthcare updates Becker's has reported on since July 27:
  4. 3 recent gastroenterology network expansions

    Here are three networks expansion from two gastroenterology-focused MSOs and a private practice that Becker's has reported on since July 22:

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  1. Gastrointestinal virtual health clinic receives $10.5M investment

    Salvo Health, a virtual clinic specializing in comprehensive gastroenterology care and chronic gut conditions, closed a $10.5 million investment from Threshold Ventures, Torch Capital and Felicis. 
  2. Dr. Matthew Leibman operates on Red Sox pitcher at ASC

    Matthew Leibman, MD, performed wrist surgery on Boston Red Sox left-handed ace pitcher Chris Sale, CBS Sports reported Aug. 9.
  3. 12 best medical surgery programs in the U.S.: Report

    A 2022 report from US News and World Report has ranked the 12 best medical schools in the U.S. for medical surgery. 
  4. Best medical schools for gastroenterology and hepatology: Report

    A 2022 report from US News and World Report has ranked the top universities for gastroenterology and hepatology globally. 
  5. How resident salaries have changed in the last 8 years

    From 2015 to 2022, medical residents' salaries saw a 16 percent increase, according to a July report from Medscape. 
  6. Retired physician convicted of selling toxic chemical as weight loss drug

    Retired New Jersey physician William Merlino, MD, was convicted of selling the toxic industrial chemical dinitriophenol as a weight loss drug, the Justice Department said Aug. 8.
  7. Top 8 companies revolutionizing healthcare in 2022: Report

    A 2022 report from Industry Tech Insights has ranked eight companies that are revolutionizing healthcare, from a prescription cost improvement company to an appointment booking service. 
  8. Castle Biosciences revenue up 49% in Q2, attributed to GI successes

    Health testing company Castle Biosciences finished the second quarter with $34.3 million in revenue, a 49 percent increase from the same quarter last year, it said Aug. 8.
  9. UPS to acquire healthcare logistics company

    UPS  will acquire healthcare logistics provider Bomi Group, the shipping company said Aug. 8.

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