Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. $17.2M Arizona ASC real estate acquired by property trust 

    JLL Income Property Trust acquired a medical office building in Flagstaff, Ariz., for $17.2 million, the property trust said May 25. 
  2. How Sheila Thompson plans on increasing ASC utilization at Twin Cities Pain Clinic and Surgery Center

    Sheila Thompson, RN, serves as practice administrator at Edina, Minn.-based Twin Cities Pain Clinic and Surgery Center. Ms. Thompson will serve on the panel "The New Work-Life Balance: Best Ideas to Meet Staff and Physician Needs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  3. How Dr. Ernest Braxton is overcoming spinal confusion at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery

    Ernest Braxton, MD, serves as a board-certified neurosurgeon at Vail, Colo.-based Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery. Dr. Braxton will serve on the panels "Minimally Invasive Complex Spine: Big Trends and Concepts," "Technology Revolutionizing Spine, Orthopedics Today," "Where Artificial Disc Technology is Headed," "What Spine Procedures are Next for ASCs," and "The Next Frontier of Spinal Fusions" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. The upcoming investments in healthcare with Dr. Harel Deutsch of Rush University Medical Center

    Harel Deutsch, MD, serves as co-director of Rush Spine Center at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Deutsch will serve on the panels "Spinal Robots: Current Trends and Outlook for the Future" and "Direct-to-Employer Contracting 101: Strategies to Ink Valuable Deals" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  2. How ASCs can harness the power of patient choice

    Understanding how to capitalize on the "power of patient choice" is critical for ASCs to stay in business, according to Joy Taylor, JD, COO of Axion Spine & Neurosurgery in Alpharetta, Ga.
  3. Gastroenterologist productivity drops 16%: 3 notes 

    Gastroenterologist productivity dropped 16.2 percent from March 2020 to March 2022, according to Kaufman Hall's "Physician Flash Report" published May 2. 
  4. 5 worst places for physicians to practice, per Medscape

    Maine is the worst place in the U.S. for physicians to practice medicine in 2022, according to Medscape rankings released May 20. 

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  1. The evolving conversation around outpatient surgery with Jared Langus of ECG Management Consultants

    Jared Langus serves as principal at ECG Management Consultants. Mr. Langus will serve on the panel "How to Make the Most Out of an ASC Transaction" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  2. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy could help fight ulcerative colitis, study says

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has shown promise in treatment for patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, according to a study published in Cellular Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  3. Montecito Medical acquires ASC property where 130 physicians practice

    National medical office property owner Montecito Medical finalized the purchase of the Cypress Surgery Center building in Wichita, Kan., on May 25.
  4. $20M ASC moves forward despite health system opposition

    Mobile, Ala.-based USA Health on May 24 broke ground on a 25,000-square-foot surgery center in Fairhope, Ala., according to al.com.

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  1. NorthStar Anesthesia now servicing suburban Chicago hospital

    NorthStar Anesthesia has expanded to Ascension Alexian Brothers in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  2. $2.5M paid for Iowa property with medical office building

    A West Des Moines, Iowa, property with a medical office building was purchased by J4North from Warrington-Revell Properties for $2.5 million, Business Record reported May 25.
  3. 25 best states for physicians to practice, per Medscape

    Idaho is the best state to practice medicine in 2022, according to Medscape's rankings released May 20. 
  4. Chicago orthopedic group serving 75% CMS patients sees high growth

    Chicago-based Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is bucking trends by serving one of the specialty's most underserved population segments — patients on Medicare and Medicaid.
  5. Florida, Colorado orthopedic surgeons log 1st shoulder replacements with Exactech device

    Sean Grey, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Fort Collins, Colo.-based Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies, and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's Bradley Schoch, MD, performed the first total shoulder arthroplasties with orthopedic devicemaker Exactech's new Equinoxe Laser Cage Glenoid.
  6. Salary average, leadership moves and more: 5 cardiology updates

    Here are five cardiology updates for ASC leaders to know, gleaned from stories Becker's has covered since May 11:
  7. Surgeon pay hits 2-year high

    Annual general surgeon compensation hit a two-year high March 1, according to Kaufman Hall's "Physician Flash Report" published May 2. 
  8. Blue Cross Blue Shield changes colonoscopy policy after patient complains 

    Blue Cross Blue Shield has changed its colonoscopy policy after a patient in Greensboro, N.C., complained about lack of coverage, local CBS affiliate WFMY reported May 23. 
  9. New York to require COVID-19 testing before nonurgent procedures

    The New York Department of Health has updated its guidance for nonurgent procedures at ASCs, hospitals, office-based surgical practices and treatment centers, JDSupra reported May 23.

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