Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 updates on ENT devices

    Here are five updates on ENT devices over the past six months:
  2. A flaming hot start — 10 insights into PE investment in GI in 2021 

    The new year has coincided with a rapid increase in private equity investment in the gastroenterology space. 
  3. Virginia-based physician-owned groups, health system opening joint-venture surgery center

    Two physician-owned groups entered into a joint venture Feb. 22, with Chesapeake (Va.) Regional Healthcare to open Chesapeake Regional Surgery at Virginia Beach.

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  1. The state of ASCs in California — 'Increasing cooperation rather than competition'

    ASCs in California are thriving, with new development growing to meet demand of the state's population.
  2. Illinois cardiovascular practice expands

    Springfield, Ill.-based Prairie Cardiovascular opened a clinic in Edwardsville, Ill., in a new building that also houses HSHS Medical Group and HSHS St. Elizabeth's Outpatient Therapy, the Edwardsville Intelligencer reported Feb. 22.
  3. Minnesota hospital adds pain clinic

    Staples, Minn.-based Lakewood Health System opened a pain clinic to provide treatment for chronic back, neck, shoulder, knee, hip, head and muscle pain, the Brainerd Dispatch reported Feb. 21.
  4. Physician charged in patient's overdose death; Alabama system drops physician group's contract after 15 years & more

    Five updates on physicians:

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  1. OrthoArizona sells office building, ASC for $23.6M

    Phoenix-based OrthoArizona sold its medical office building and ASC real estate in a multimillion-dollar transaction facilitated by Fairfield Advisors, a national healthcare real estate advisory firm.
  2. Orthopedic companies vie for ASC business: Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, Smith+Nephew & Zimmer Biomet's approach

    Four large orthopedic device companies have launched ASC-specific services over the past year and continue to see outpatient surgery as important to their business strategy.
  3. After 121 hospital sales over 6 years, CHS doubles down on ASC, outpatient growth

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has sold 121 hospitals over the last six years and is nearing the end of a multiyear divestiture plan, and at the same time, the system has invested heavily into the outpatient space, the Nashville Post reported Feb. 19.
  4. Developer acquires 10-medical office building portfolio across 6 states

    Artemis Real Estate Partners acquired a 10-property medical office building portfolio across six states, REjournals reported Feb. 19.

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  1. 10+ ENT physician moves in 2020

    Here are 14 ENTs who joined new practices and hospitals in 2020:
  2. 2 California eye centers suffer data breaches; almost 30,000 affected

    Harvard Eye Associates and Alicia Surgery Center, both in Laguna Hills, Calif., suffered data breaches that affected nearly 30,000 people.
  3. How 3 ASC management companies envision 2021

    As ASCs are recovering from a tumultuous 2020, the industry remains strong, and management companies have a positive outlook on the coming months.
  4. Colorado health system building $150M orthopedic-focused hospital with ASC, medical office building

    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Penrose-St. Francis Health Services plans to build a 72-bed orthopedic and spine hospital on a 57.8-acre parcel of land in Colorado Springs, The Colorado Springs Business Journal reported Feb. 18.
  5. 8 updates on orthopedic-driven ASCs in 2021 so far

    Here are eight orthopedic ASCs that were opened or announced so far in 2021:
  6. The 7 specialties most poised for growth: Physicians Thrive

    Physicians Thrive released its "Physician Compensation Report 2020," providing an array of salary information.
  7. 3 updates on GI-driven ASCs in January

    Here are three updates on gastroenterology-driven ASCs in January:
  8. Median earnings of employed, self-employed anesthesiologists, by experience

    Anesthesiologist salary varies widely by setting, with self-employed physicians routinely outearning employed physicians until late in their careers.
  9. Top ASC articles — Where physician compensation is increasing, 6 ASC closures in 2020 and more

    Here are the most-read articles from Becker's ASC Review during the week of Feb. 15-19:

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