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  1. Registered nurse salary for all 50 states

    The average salary for registered nurses across the country is $77,460, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data collected in May 2019.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Fortune 500: 40 healthcare companies make 2020 list

    Fortune released its 66th annual list of the 500 most profitable U.S. companies May 18, with 40 healthcare companies making the cut.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. South Carolina pain practice opening new space

    Conway, S.C.-based Atlantic Coast Pain Specialists plans to move to a more than 5,000-square-foot building in the coming months, myhorrynews.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Cardiology society supports migration of select cardiology procedures to ASCs

    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions issued a statement in support of CMS' decision to allow select percutaneous coronary interventions to be performed in the ASC setting.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Graybug Vision appoints CMO

    Biopharmaceutical company Graybug Vision appointed Parisa Zamiri, MD, PhD, to serve as its new CMO, effective June 1.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. AmSurg creates guidelines for restarting elective procedures

    Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg created a series of guidelines for ASCs restarting elective surgical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Wisconsin clinic readies to open hospital with surgery center — 3 insights

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System plans to open a hospital in Minocqua, Wis., in July after delaying the opening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local radio station WSAU reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. New Jersey to resume elective procedures

    New Jersey hospitals and ASCs will be allowed to resume elective surgical procedures May 26, NJ.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Maine health system plans $14.2M ASC: 4 details

    A health system in Maine is planning to construct a multimillion-dollar ASC focused on orthopedics but will also include other outpatient specialties, according to the Bangor Daily News.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Top 10 ASC articles this week — Lawsuits over halted procedures & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review the week of May 11-15:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC industry leaders on agility, safety as surgeries resume — 3 key quotes

    ASCs must move quickly and safely when chipping away at large backlogs of elective procedures, according to industry group leaders who spoke to ASC Focus.   By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Texas ASC puts TKR robot back into use — 3 quick details

    Houston-based ASC Inov8 Surgical is resuming total knee replacements now that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on nonemergency procedures, according to a May 14 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Preprint finds 3 specialties at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 — 4 takeaways

    Anesthesiologists, emergency medicine and ophthalmology physicians face the highest risk of contracting COVID-19, suggests new data explained by Medscape.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Proposed legislation would expand ASC eligibility for federal funding

    A bill introduced May 12 by U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, aims to ensure ASCs and other outpatient care facilities are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, according to The Ripon Advance.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 3 new joint venture ASCs

    Three new proposals or plans for joint venture ASCs:  By Angie Stewart -
  5. The 'new normal' for ASCs: 16 admins on how the pandemic will change the field forever

    Sixteen ASC administrators project what the "new normal" will be at their centers as a result of the pandemic.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. New York ASC nurse awarded for 'dedication, skill and tireless commitment'

    Apex Surgical Center's Mary Beth Cappelli, RN, was recognized by New York State Assembly Member Marianne Buttenschon, D-Marcy, for excellence in nursing, the Observer-Dispatch reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Practices report average revenue drop of 55% due to COVID-19 — 5 insights

    The financial fallout from COVID-19 is "widespread," according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2020."  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Average annual salary hits $378K in ophthalmology — 6 insights

    Average annual compensation for ophthalmologists is $378,000, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2020."  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Medical Facilities Corp. Q1 revenues drop, ASC opening delayed

    Medical Facilities Corp., saw its first-quarter revenues drop 0.7 percent year over year to $92.8 million in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Eric Oliver -

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