Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Physician group's $50M lawsuit against SSM Health dismissed

    A judge has dismissed St. Louis Heart and Vascular's lawsuit against SSM Health seeking millions of dollars in damages after the health system terminated the physicians' privileges.
  2. Wisconsin city delays council vote that would pave way for ASCs 

    The Beloit (Wis.) City Council delayed a final vote on a zoning amendment that could pave the way for future ASC development, Beloit Daily News reported Jan. 5. 
  3. North American Partners in Anesthesia expands Maryland services 

    North American Partners in Anesthesia is expanding its anesthesia services through a partnership with Elkton, Md.-based ChristianaCare Union Hospital, the anesthesia provider said Jan. 5.
  1. Patients with male surgeons more likely to have worse outcomes: 5 findings

    A study published Dec. 8 in JAMA Surgery found that both men and women had an increased risk of death when their surgeries were performed by men, with women experiencing worse outcomes overall with male surgeons.
  2. 15 ASC acquisitions in December

    A roundup of ASC purchases that made news last month:
  3. ASC growth drives devicemaker to 1,300% sales increase

    Golden Valley, Minn.-based Inspire Medical Systems, maker of the first-ever implantable neurostimulation device to treat obstructive sleep apnea, has seen an explosive growth in sales since 2016.
  4. Urology America appoints CEO

    Urology America has named Rich Goode CEO, the management services organization said Jan. 4. 

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  1. RxSight appoints Chicago ophthalmologist, Google exec to board of directors

    Ophthalmic medical device company RxSight has added Tamara Fountain, MD, and Shweta Singh Maniar to its board of directors, the company said Jan. 4. 
  2. UC San Diego eye institute gifted $10M

    The University of California San Diego Shiley Eye Institute received a $10 million donation from philanthropist Darlene Shiley, Times of San Diego reported Jan. 4. 
  3. Georgia ASC part of $50M real estate portfolio sold in Q4

    Cleveland-based medical real estate investor Provider Real Estate Partners acquired a Georgia urology ASC as part of a $50 million portfolio acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  4. SENTA expands into North Carolina with the addition of ENT Carolina

    ENT Carolina has joined Sandy Springs, Ga.-based Southern Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Physicians, a private-equity-backed otolaryngology group.

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  1. Inflation jump took a bite out of 2021 physician compensation

    While average physician compensation increased by 3.8 percent in 2021, a Consumer Price Index inflation rate of 6.2 percent meant physicians saw a decline in real income last year, according to medical networking service Doximity's 2021 Physician Compensation Report.
  2. Former surgery center CEO named managing director of Vertess

    Former ASC and hospital CEO J. Blake Peart has joined Fort Worth, Texas-based mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Vertess as a managing director.
  3. Tennessee ophthalmology ASC property acquired

    An ophthalmology clinic and ASC in Bristol, Tenn., has been acquired by outpatient healthcare real estate investment company Flagship Healthcare Trust. 
  4. US Digestive Health adds another Pennsylvania practice

    Gastrointestinal management organization U.S. Digestive Health has added Philadelphia-based Gastrointestinal Specialists to its network, U.S. Digestive Health said Jan. 4. 
  5. New York health system temporarily closes 19 locations, keeps ASCs open

    Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health has temporarily closed 19 offices as a rising number of COVID-19 patients continue to strain healthcare networks across the country.
  6. The big problem facing ASCs this year

    The ASC industry experienced significant growth in the early 2000s with a large number of surgeons developing and investing in surgery centers.
  7. 5 most competitive places in US for physicians

    Healthcare publisher MDLinx calculated the most and least competitive places in the U.S. for physicians based on physician concentration, pay, demand and more.
  8. $13M Georgia ASC property sold

    The building housing Henry Surgery Center in McDonough, Ga., has sold for $13 million to Remedy Investments.
  9. Maryland endoscopy center earns AAAHC nod

    The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Group's endoscopy center in La Plata, Md., has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, The Southern Maryland Chronicle said Jan. 4.

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