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  1. More health systems post million-dollar losses: What ASCs need to know 

    Becker's has covered at least eight major health systems that have reported million-dollar losses in the last month. 
  2. Cleveland Clinic GI department establishes pancreatic care center

    Cleveland Clinic's Weston (Fla.) department of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition — part of its digestive disease center — has established a center for pancreatic care, according to a March 9 report from South Florida Hospital News.
  3. Most ethical healthcare companies in 2023

    The Ethisphere Institute has named 135 companies on its "World's Most Ethical Companies" list for 2023, with 13 health insurance, healthcare products and healthcare providers receiving the designation. 

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  1. American College of Cardiology bestows top leadership award

    The American College of Cardiology has awarded its annual Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women's Cardiovascular Disease award to Karol Watson, MD, professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. 
  2. 2 banks fail in 3 days

    The last week has been a tough one for banks.
  3. Midcareer orthopedic surgeon salary in the 5 largest U.S. cities

    Chicago is the best paying city for orthopedic surgeons with 15 to 21 years of experience in any practice setting when comparing the five most populous cities in the U.S., according to the Medscape Salary Explorer.
  4. DISC Surgery Center's new Blue Shield contract bolsters MIS spine coverage

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Surgery Center inked a new contract with Blue Shield of California effective March 15.

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  1. Dr. Lauren Matteini performs Illinois' 1st outpatient ATP spinal fusion

    Spine surgeon Lauren Matteini, MD, performed Illinois' first outpatient anterior-to-psoas lumbar spinal fusion, according to a March 10 news release shared with the Daily Herald.
  2. SCA Health names new CEO

    SCA Health's CEO Caitlin Zulla has been promoted to CEO of Optum Health's east region, according to a March 10 statement.
  3. Delaware pain physician convicted of $5M healthcare fraud scheme

    A jury on March 10 convicted pain physician Frederick Gooding, MD, for a $5 million healthcare fraud scheme, the Department of Justice said. 
  4. 7 healthcare layoffs for ASC leaders to know

    From a major orthopedic player's layoff to healthcare layoffs at Amazon, here are seven major healthcare layoffs in the last year for ASC leaders to know. 

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  1. Nurse practitioners working independently in EDs increase costs, hospitalizations: Study

    Nurse practitioners delivering emergency care without physician supervision at the Veterans Health Administration increase patient stay time by 11 percent and raise preventable hospitalizations by 20 percent, according to a March 10 report from the American Medical Association based on data from the National Bureau of Economic Research. 
  2. Precision Lenses to pay $43M for alleged anti-kickback law violations

    The Cameron-Ehlen Group, an ophthalmological distributor doing business as Precision Lenses, has been ordered by a Minnesota jury to pay $43 million for allegedly violating anti-kickback laws, according to a March 9 report from JD Supra.
  3. Missouri physician sues former employer for slander, defamation

    Randall Tobler, MD, is suing Memphis, Mo.-based Scotland County Hospital for slander and defamation after he was allegedly wrongfully terminated as CEO, ABC and CBS affiliate KHQA reported March 9. 
  4. ASC Administrator of the Week: Joe Peluso

    Joe Peluso, administrator at Aestique Surgery Center in Greensburg, Pa., is Becker's ASC Administrator of the Week. 
  5. What's ahead for ASCs? Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic CEO weighs in

    As private equity and value-based care continue to boom and more procedures migrate to ASCs, many leaders expect changes in how health systems, hospitals and ASCs are run in 2023. 
  6. Merck sees success in new heart disease medication trial

    Life sciences company Merck has seen an improvement in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients using its new signaling inhibitor sotatercept in a phase three clinical trial. 
  7. Woodside Health acquires Georgia medical office buildings

    Woodside Health has acquired two medical office buildings totaling 80,000 square feet in Suwanee, Ga., according to a March 10 report from Commercial Property Executive.
  8. How the gastroenterology gender gap has changed since 2010

    Since 2010, over half of practicing gastroenterologists in the U.S. have been women, according to data from career website Zippia.
  9. 4 new ASCs this week

    Here are four newly opened or announced ASCs reported on by Becker's since March 2:

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