Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Orthopedic group developing surgery center next to new Colorado hospital

    A group of orthopedic specialists are building a surgery center next to Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Penrose-St. Francis Health Services' in-development third hospital campus, the Gazette reported Dec. 29. 
  2. Where physicians, advanced practitioners are employed: Key stats

    LocumTenens.com shared data on where physicians are practicing in its "2020 Physician and Advanced Practice Salary Report."
  3. General surgeon salary, group practice employment dips: 5 stats

    The average salary for general surgeons in 2019 was down about 3 percent compared to 2017, according to the "2020 Physician and Advanced Practice Salary Report" by LocumTenens.com.

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  1. Minnesota clinic acquires pain management clinic to prevent closure

    Mankato (Minn.) Clinic acquired a pain management clinic in Mankato from the parent company of Advanced Pain Management, The Free Press reported Dec. 29. 
  2. West Virginia hospital opens ophthalmology practice

    Bridgeport, W.Va.-based United Hospital Center opened an ophthalmology office condensing the practices of several UHC ophthalmologists, The Weston Democrat reported Dec. 30. 
  3. Allergic reactions, new trials and more — 4 updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, antibody drugs

    Here are four updates on the COVID-19 vaccine and antibody drugs from the past week:
  4. CRH Medical to lose client, GI studies — 3 GI industry notes

    Here are three updates on GI companies and practices:

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  1. 12-hour ambulance delays, patients treated in the gift shop: What the COVID-19 surge looks like in 5 states

    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging across the U.S., and healthcare providers in many states are reaching capacity.
  2. 512 ASCs with total joint replacements

    Here is a list of those centers. To add a center to this list, contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.
  3. California surgery center remains open, despite system's elective surgery postponement 

    NorthBay Healthcare Group is keeping its outpatient surgery center in Vacaville, Calif., open, despite canceling elective procedures on its main campus, The North Bay Business Journal reported Dec. 29. 
  4. Regent Surgical Health headed into 2021: 6 things to know

    Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health had a busy year, marking milestones in total joint procedures as well as naming new leadership.

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  1. Marymount ASC, Cleveland Clinic to resume nonessential surgeries

    Garfield Heights, Ohio-based Marymount Ambulatory Surgery Center and Cleveland Clinic will resume nonessential surgeries, according to a Dec. 29 announcement.
  2. USPI headed in 2021: 8 things to know

    Tenet Healthcare's United Surgical Partners International made several moves over the past 12 months to meet the needs of patients during the pandemic, including a key acquisition for future growth.
  3. 2 pieces of advice from the mom of 2 CEOs

    Ellen Blakely isn't a household name, but she raised two children' who became CEOs of successful companies, according to CNBC. 
  4. Who is eligible for the next round of PPP funds? 4 details

    The next round of Paycheck Protection Program funds was signed into law Dec. 27 as part of a new COVID-19 relief and spending bill.
  5. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  6. Dr. Chris Shaver's 8 predictions for GI in 2021 

    Chris Shaver, MD, is the CEO at Birmingham (Ala.) Gastroenterology Associates. Here, he offers eight predictions on the future of the specialty in 2021: 
  7. What 3 ENTs are excited for in 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic put a roadblock on many specialties, including otolaryngology this year. With the year wrapping up, three ENTs told Becker's ASC Review about what they were most excited for in 2021.
  8. New York hospital expands surgery center capacity

    Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Saratoga Hospital upgraded its central sterile processing department to accomodate growing capacity at its surgery center, according to a Dec. 28 news release.
  9. The 25 top paying states for physicians over the last 5 years 

    Certain states regularly make Medscape's Physician Compensation Report's top 10. Here are the 25 top-earning states that made multiple appearances from 2016-20. 

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