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  1. HCA Florida Lawnwood opens $100M tower with outpatient surgery

    Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, opened a $100 million, four-story tower expansion on June 23. 
  2. $5M Florida project with ASC to create 30 $55K jobs

    A new $5 million medical center with an ASC is coming to Kissimmee, Fla., the Osceola News-Gazette reported June 25.
  3. Sky Ridge Medical Center opens Colorado's 1st robotic surgery center

    Lone Tree, Colo.-based Sky Ridge Medical Center is opening the state's first fully robotics-dedicated surgery center.

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  1. Dr. Simon Lee performs foot surgery on MLS player at Rush Oak Brook ASC

    Simon Lee, MD, performed foot surgery on Chicago Fire MLS player Wyatt Omsberg at Chicago-based Rush Oak Brook Surgery Center, the team said June 24.
  2. Fast facts about One GI

    Here is a brief overview of gastroenterology megagroup One GI:
  3. Private equity's place in gastroenterology: 3 physicians' viewpoints

    The amount of private equity gastrointestinal groups grew to 68 percent last year and is projected to expand throughout 2022, according to a report jointly published by consulting firm Fraser Healthcare and pharma research firm Spherix Global Insights.
  4. ASC employee compensation packages are changing: 7 insights

    Nurses and medical assistants are among the most difficult positions to recruit in today's challenging healthcare labor market, which has pushed many ASCs and medical practices to increase wages and strengthen compensation packages and benefits to address staff shortages.

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  1. Compass Surgical Partners, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital partner to build new ASC

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners joined with Greenville, S.C.-based Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and local physicians to build an ASC.
  2. 10 employee benefit changes for ASCs, medical groups in 2022

    Hourly wages and salaries typically are the most important factors in healthcare employees' workplace decisions, with many ASCs and medical groups bolstering their compensation packages to attract new staff in a challenging labor market. 
  3. How the nursing shortage is affecting ASCs and medical practices

    Nurses are among the most difficult staff members for ASCs and medical practices to recruit because of a nationwide shortage attributed to increased demand due to an aging population and burnout reaching new levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Physician charged with $11M knee brace fraud

    Charlotte, N.C., physician Sudipta Mazumder, MD, was charged with defrauding Medicare and Tricare of more than $11 million in 2019 and 2020, the Justice Department said June 23.

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  1. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology:
  2. The most difficult staff for ASCs to recruit

    ASCs, hospitals and health systems continue to be challenged with staff shortages as the availability of high-quality clinical and administrative workers fluctuates through labor market shifts and new waves of COVID-19 variants.
  3. $11.5M North Carolina medical office building sold

    JLL Capital Markets closed the $11.5 million sale of a 79,202-square-foot, two-story medical and office building in Durham, N.C., JLL reported June 16. 
  4. Top 5 states for nurse pay 

    California is the highest-paying state for registered nurses, according to the 2022 MGMA Management and Staff Compensation report.
  5. ASCs face reimbursement hurdles amid single-payer healthcare push

    ASCs have long faced challenges in securing reimbursements, but successful ASCs are focused on payer contracting strategy. 
  6. 7 numbers making physicians nervous 

    Here are seven stats reflecting challenges ahead for physicians:
  7. Anesthesiologist wealth: 4 report takeaways

    Anesthesiology is the eleventh wealthiest speciality, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022."
  8. Fast facts about United Digestive

    Here is a brief overview of gastroenterology megagroup United Digestive:
  9. Former movie theater in Florida to be converted to ASC, lab

    A former movie theater in Kissimmee, Fla., is being converted into a medical office building that will be home to an ASC, a lab and a radiology center, Orlando Business Journal reported June 24.

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