Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How hospitals can manage anesthesia staffing, scheduling

    As hospitals have been in dire need of anesthesia staff over the last few years, the need for locum labor has continued to rise. 
  2. United Health Services ophthalmologist Dr. Frank Gilroy dies at 93

    Frank Gilroy, MD, an ophthalmologist and founding leader of New York-based United Health Services healthcare system, has died at age 93. 
  3. South Shore Health plans ASC expansion

    Weymouth, Mass.-based South Shore Health plans to add operating rooms to its Hingham, Mass.-based ASC, the health system said in an April 29 news release.

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  1. 10 medical office buildings sold in the South

    Here are 10 medical office buildings that changed hands occurred in the Southern U.S., as reported by Becker's since March 11: 
  2. 9 cities where cardiologists earn more than $450K

    Cardiologists have the opportunity to earn more than $450,000 in nine metropolitan areas of the U.S.
  3. Noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test gains FDA approval

    Life sciences company Geneoscopy received FDA approval for its noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test, ColoSense.
  4. What the ASC market looks like today

    Though the ASC market is increasingly consolidating, the majority of surgery centers are independent.

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  1. How the cost of 4 ASC procedures has changed

    Here is how the cost of four common ASC procedures has changed from 2019 to 2024, using data from  Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate Blue Health Intelligence's "Rising Prices for Hospital Outpatient Care" brief, published last year and Sidecar Health's care calculator:
  2. Surgery Partners sets sights on growth

    Nashville-based Surgery Partners has 192 affiliated practices nationwide, and continues to be a major player in the ASC industry.
  3. SAGES announces 2024 'Shark Tank' winner

    San Francisco-based Diatiro Health has won the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons' 2024 "Shark Tank" competition.
  4. California physician pleads guilty to $2.5M Medicaid fraud scheme

    Robert Eyzaguirre, MD, the owner and sole physician of a medical clinic in Bellflower, Calif., pleaded guilty to submitting false claims to a Medi-Cal program.

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  1. Why physicians are working locum tenens

    Thirty-seven percent of physicians and advanced practice providers that work on a locum tenens basis do it as a side job on top of an additional permanant role as a clinician, according to an April report from AMN Healthcare.
  2. 5 physicians on the cutting edge of gastroenterology

    Here are five of the many physicians on the cutting edge of gastroenterology who have recently made headlines:
  3. Another hospital shutters clinic: What ASCs need to know

    Rural health clinic McCurtain Memorial Urgent Care - Hochatown near Broken Bow, Okla., closed April 28. 
  4. ASCs continue to consolidate: The 2023 deals shaping the industry

    While there were no notable mega-mergers in the ASC industry in 2023, there was transaction activity by multi-site operators and health systems, according to VMG Health's 2024 Healthcare M&A Report published May 7. 
  5. The world's 10 richest cities

    New York City has been named the richest city in the world, with 349,500 millionaires and 60 billionaires, according to a report from consulting firm Henley & Partners in collaboration with analytics firm New World Wealth. 
  6. The best, worst entry-level jobs

    Certified nursing assistants and certified occupational therapist assistants topped WalletHub's 2024 ranking of the best entry-level jobs. 
  7. Penn Medicine to phase out desflurane anesthetic

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine is phasing out common anesthesia gas desflurane, the most potent greenhouse gas found in hospitals, according to a May 7 report from The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  8. 42,000-square-foot medical office building opens near Chicago

    A two-story, 42,000-square-foot medical office building has opened in Orland Park, Ill., according to a May 7 report from REBusiness Online.
  9. Physician groups keep getting snapped up: 10 major deals to know

    Physician group deal volume remained at high levels in 2023, according to VMG Health's 2024 Healthcare M&A Report published May 7. 

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