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  1. 5 ASCs opened or announced in December

    Becker's ASC Review reported on 5 ASCs that opened or were announced in December.
  2. Independent physicians, ASCs sometimes left out of COVID-19 vaccine plans

    Independent physicians don't have access to the COVID-19 vaccine in some communities because hospitals are prioritizing their own employees.
  3. Laid-off Pennsylvania anesthetists fight to have union recognized

    Nineteen CRNAs with Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital requested their employer, Capital Anesthesia Solutions, recognize their union Dec. 30, The Citizens' Voice reports.

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  1. U of Rochester hospital closes ASC to assist with COVID-19 surge

    The University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center will temporarily shut down its surgical center so staff can assist hospitals, according to a Jan. 3 report from WHEC.
  2. Most nurses predict salaries will stay the same or decrease due to COVID-19

    COVID-19 is expected to have a negative effect on physician and nurse compensation.
  3. California plastic surgery center faces more allegations of botched procedures

    The Medical Board of California accused Parviz Goshtasby, MD, of committing gross negligence, performing repeated negligent acts and incompetence, The Fresno Bee reported Dec. 30.
  4. Pennsylvania hospital extends elective surgery ban

    State College, Pa.-based Mount Nittany Medical Center expanded its elective surgical ban through the end of January, StateCollege.com reported Dec. 30.

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  1. COVID-19 vaccine for ASC staff: Where 18 centers stand, what they expect in 2021

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been available for front-line workers and clinicians in many states, but where ASC staff fall in prioritization depends on the state.
  2. Ohio dermatology group opens new location

    Parma, Ohio-based Apex Skin Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center opened a new location in Jackson Township, Ohio, the Suburbanite reported Dec. 31.
  3. Canada-owned US health system acquires Tennessee pain clinic

    Mississauga, Canada-based Skylight Health Group acquired Healthcare Resources Management, a group that operates a pain clinic in Cookeville, Tenn., the company announced Dec. 30.
  4. Comparing male, female compensation over 5 years

    Gender disparities run rampant through healthcare. Using Medscape's Physician Compensation Report from 2016-20, Becker's examined primary care and specialty physician compensation through the years. 

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  1. What states have the most ASCs performing spine surgery? 

    There are more than 160 ASCs in the U.S. performing minimally invasive spine surgery. Here are the 15 states with the most ASCs performing spine surgery: 
  2. Top ASC articles: COVID-19 relief for execs, compensation stats and more

    Here are the most-read articles on Becker's ASC Review from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1.
  3. Top GI stories: 2021 predictions, compensation and more

    Here are the most-read GI stories from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1.
  4. Wisconsin medical office building with surgery center sells for $3.78M

    KW Commercial sold a two-story medical office building in Hudson, Wis., for $3.78 million, REjournals reported Dec. 30.
  5. 179 ASCs that perform spine surgery l 2020

    There are more than 170 ASCs that perform minimally invasive spine surgery.
  6. 3 medical offices with ASCs in 3 states sold to real estate firm

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Flagship Healthcare Properties has acquired three properties, according to a Dec. 30 news release.
  7. COVID-19 data 'unstable,' White House says & 3 more updates from Capitol Hill

    The holiday season has created inconsistencies in COVID-19 case data, according to the White House COVID-19 task force. 
  8. Surgical Care Affiliates headed into 2021: 5 things to know

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates had a banner year, bringing on more than 1,000 new surgeons at its facilities and having 60 ASCs recognized by Newsweek.
  9. How employed, self-employed compensation changed over 5 years

    Employed physicians continue to see their compensation increase yearly, while self-employed compensation has flattened out, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report from 2016-20. 

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