Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. North Carolina ASC property with 7 ORs acquired by investment company

    Flagship Healthcare Trust, a Charlotte, N.C.-based outpatient healthcare real estate investment company, has acquired a surgery center with seven operating rooms in Wilmington, N.C.
  2. 8 new joint-venture ASCs in past 90 days

    Here are eight joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in the past 90 days:
  3. Younger vs. older physician debts & expenses: Medscape

    Almost 20 percent of physicians ages 40-69 still have student loan debt, according to the Medscape Young Physician Compensation Report 2021.

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  1. AI in GI: 8 updates from the past 90 days

    Artificial intelligence is known by some gastroenterology leaders as the "biggest disrupter" of the industry — aiding GIs in identifying colon polyps and more. 
  2. 5 fast facts on Surgery Partners' CEO 

    Eric Evans has been the CEO and director of Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners since January 2020. 
  3. Ophthalmology to see 6,000-physician deficit by 2025: 4 stats

    Ophthalmology is the specialty with the second highest projected physician deficit by 2025, according to a report by physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins.
  4. Montana clinic to open ASC amid population growth

    Billings Clinic Bozeman (Mont.) is building an ASC and ambulatory care center to accommodate population growth.

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  1. World's best hospitals for cardiology, cardiac surgery, ranked by Newsweek

    Two hospitals in Boston and Cleveland were ranked best in the world for cardiology and cardiac surgery, respectively, by Newsweek in its World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 list.
  2. Micro-Tech, EvoEndo partner to distribute endoscopy system

    Medical supply company Micro-Tech will distribute EvoEndo's single-use endoscopy system, the companies said Sept. 23.
  3. Advanced Spine & Outpatient Surgery Center opens in New Jersey

    The Advanced Spine & Outpatient Surgery Center in West Orange, N.J., opened to patients Sept. 24.
  4. Will physician shortages threaten independent ASC ownership?

    The U.S. is expected to reach a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, and more than 2 of 5 active physicians will be older than 65 in the next decade.

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  1. Pennsylvania hospitals asks court to block sale of multispecialty physician group

    Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Physicians Group agreed a deal to acquire a multispecialty group, but a motion filed by two area hospitals could halt the sale, The Morning Call reported Sept. 28.
  2. Intermountain to open 3 outpatient imaging centers offering flat-rate prices

    Intermountain Healthcare launched an outpatient imaging company that will offer flat-rate prices and open three outpatient imaging centers. 
  3. Supply chain disruptions may last into 2023 & more: 7 updates

    Medtronic recalled a brain aneurysm stent device because of a risk of malfunction linked to 10 serious injuries and two deaths. 
  4. Florida hospital converting former elementary school to facility with ASC 

    Jackson Hospital is converting a former elementary school into a facility that will include an ASC, medical office building and diagnostic imaging center, local NBC affiliate WJHG reported Sept. 27. 
  5. 5 ASC administrators on technology essential to ASC success

    Technology can be crucial to how an ASC manages everyday operations, such as scheduling and patient communication.
  6. Vision Innovation Partners gains 20th acquisition

    Annapolis, Md.-based Vision Innovation Partners completed its 20th acquisition with the addition of See Clearly Vision to its network, the company said Sept. 27.
  7. Ophthalmologist Patricia Bath's induction set for inventors hall of fame

    Patricia Bath, MD, will be one of the first black women to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May, the organization said Sept. 21.
  8. ASC opens at $68M orthopedic center 

    Eisenhower Health opened its expanded $68 million orthopedic center and ASC in Rancho Mirage, Calif., following licensing from the state, the health system announced Sept. 28. 
  9. City of Hope's $1B expansion to include cancer, surgery center

    City of Hope Orange County is building a cancer center featuring an outpatient surgery center in Irvine, Calif., Spectrum News 1 reported Sept. 27. 

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