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  1. Shopping malls: The future of healthcare?

    As consumer interest in shopping malls has decreased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems have begun filling the unused space in record numbers, according to a Feb. 6 report from NJBiz.
  2. 5 healthcare data breaches in 7 months

    Healthcare data breaches have been on the rise, with five breaches over the last seven months affecting ASCs and their patients. 
  3. Duly Health surgery center completes 1,000th DaVinci robotic surgery

    Downers Grove, Ill.-based Duly Health and Care's surgery center in Lombard, Ill., has performed its 1,000th da Vinci Xi robotic surgery. 

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  1. 20 recent studies to know

    20 studies to know that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 30: 
  2. Can money buy happiness? Comparing physicians' salaries, burnout levels

    Although the role of physician was ranked the 13th best job for 2023, 53 percent of providers said they are burned out and 23 reported experiencing depression, according to a survey published Jan. 27 by Medscape.
  3. 6 recent moves in an ASC hot spot

    Texas, one of the best states to open an ASC, has had six major ASC updates since Jan. 10:
  4. Appeals court tosses Missouri physician's 'pill mill' convictions 

    The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the convictions of Shakeel Kahn, MD, a physician who had been convicted of unlawfully prescribing opioids, Bloomberg Law reported Feb. 3. 

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  1. Centura Health opens $28M ASC

    Centura Health opened an ASC at its St. Anthony Hospital campus in Lakewood, Colo.
  2. 10 physician specialties that take on the most side gigs

    Orthopedists take on the most side gigs to supplement their full-time income among 10 physician specialties, according to data from Medscape's 2022 compensation reports. 
  3. 29% of gastroenterologists work side gigs

    About 29 percent of U.S. gastroenterologists take on additional work to supplement their full-time incomes, according to Medscape's 2022 "Gastroenterologist Compensation Report." 
  4. Surgery Center Services of America's 12 new ASCs 

    Mesa, Ariz.-based Surgery Center Services of America has 12 new ASCs that have opened in the last six months or will open in the next six months, CEO Philip Blair told Becker's via email. 

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  1. Missouri physician pleads guilty to diluting methadone

    Sunil Chand, MD, pleaded guilty to dispensing diluted methadone to patients to conceal a shortage of the drug at his family medicine practice in Leadington, Mo.
  2. Private equity deals, spending trending upward

    The value of healthcare private equity deals in 2021 was 378 percent higher than that of 2012.
  3. Midcareer vs. late-career gastroenterologist salary in the 5 largest cities

    Chicago is the best paying city for midcareer gastroenterologists, while Phoenix is the best paying city for late career gastroenterologists in any practice setting when comparing the five most populous cities in the U.S., according to the Medscape Salary Explorer.
  4. VA outpatient clinic delayed by struggling supply chain

    The new Veterans Affairs Corpus Christi (Texas) Outpatient Clinic is now aiming for a summer 2023 opening following vendor delays due to a backed up supply chain, according to a Feb. 4 report from local news station KIII-TV. 
  5. Allegheny Health Network opens cardio-obstetrics clinic

    Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Allegheny Health Network has opened a cardio-obstetrics clinic dedicated to individuals with heart disease who are pregnant, trying to conceive or postpartum. 
  6. Solaris Health partners with UroPartners

    Solaris Health has partnered with UroPartners, the largest independent urology practice in the United States, which has been in operation across Northern Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin since 2004.
  7. California to invest $400M in healthcare workforce, infrastructure

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration plans to invest more than $400 million to reinforce the state's healthcare workforce and infrastructure. 
  8. Florida ophthalmologist buys medical office building for $8.9M

    Ophthalmologist Shailesh Gupta, MD, has purchased Sample Executive Center in Pompano Beach, Fla., for $8.9 million, The Real Deal reported Feb. 3. 
  9. 7 hospitals closing service lines

    Below are seven hospitals ending services that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 19: 

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