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  1. Half of physicians would take a pay cut for work-life balance

    More than 50% of physicians would be willing to take less pay in exchange for better work-life balance, according to Medscape's "Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2024," published Feb. 13.
  2. Amazon, Optum, CVS, Walmart and Walgreens: Top contenders in the race to acquire physicians

    As physicians move away from private practice toward employment models, five major healthcare disruptors have been making waves in the race to acquire them. 
  3. 5 anesthesia moves shifting the industry 

    Anesthesia provider shortages and declining anesthesia reimbursements are two of the biggest issues ASC leaders are facing. 

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  1. Healthcare has the most unfilled jobs of any industry

    Healthcare is the industry seeking the most new workers in 2024, with 335,017 open job listings posted nationally, according to a new study from law firm Schmidt & Clark, which analyzed over 2.3 million job listings posted to Indeed over the last 14 days. 
  2. 2 Indiana medical office buildings sold

    A two-building medical office portfolio in Carmel, Ind., has sold, according to a Feb. 14 report from REBusiness Online.
  3. American College of Cardiology takes an interest in ASCs

    The American College of Cardiology has launched a new registry, which offers data insights on cardiac procedures performed in the ASC setting. 
  4. America's medical device billionaires

    In 2024, 34 billionaires who made their wealth in the healthcare industry were featured on Forbes' annual list of the richest people in the world.

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  1. 5 more hospitals shuttering services

    As hospitals face soaring supply and labor costs and labor shortages, some are forced to shutter services. 
  2. Digital engagement platform significantly reduces GI no-shows, cancellations

    Zappix, a digital patient engagement solutions company, has reported a significant reduction in no-shows and late cancellations from gastroenterology and endoscopy patients using its platform. 
  3. ASC leaders turn to gastroenterology for growth

    Healthcare leaders are turning to gastroenterology to unlock growth opportunities.
  4. How much alcohol physicians drink: Medscape

    Twenty-eight percent of physicians consume less than one drink a week, according to Medscape's Feb. 13 "Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2024." 

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  1. Personal, family time higher priority for younger physicians

    A vast majority of physicians 45 and under (78%) believe that it is very important to prioritize personal and family time amid busy work schedules, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report," published Feb. 13. 
  2. Jefferson cardiologist dies in car accident

    Santosh Gupta-Bala, MD, 64, a cardiologist at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, has died after her car rolled over her in the driveway of her home, according to a Feb. 12 report from Around Ambler.
  3. Cleveland medical office building sells

    The 86,000-square-foot University Hospitals Wellness Campus medical office building in Mentor, Ohio, has sold, according to a Feb. 14 report from Commercial Property Executive. 
  4. ASC leaders lean into spine for growth opportunities

    Outpatient spine surgery's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years.
  5. UC Davis performs world's 1st case with new biopsy device

    The endoscopy team at UC Davis Health in Sacramento have completed the world's first endoscopic, ultrasound-guided core biopsy of a pancreatic tumor with a new device.
  6. 3 physician-led anesthesia supergroups to know

    Here are three physician-led anesthesia groups to know:
  7. What NPs earn per hour in all 50 states

    Although the national average hourly pay for nurse practitioners is $59.94, that number could be more than 20% greater — or 20% less — depending on the state one practices in, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  8. 9 anesthesiology updates ACS leaders should know

    Here are nine headlines on anesthesiology the ASC industry should know, as reported by Becker's since Jan. 3:
  9. How physicians are taking charge of their mental health

    The most common thing physicians do to maintain their mental and physical health is spend time with friends and family, according to a recent survey by Medscape.

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