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  1. 5 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here are five ASCs that posted job listings seeking administrators in the last month. 
  2. Meet AmSurg's new CEO

    AmSurg has named Jeff Snodgrass as CEO, according to a Nov. 4 LinkedIn post.
  3. Number of anesthesiology physicians by state

    There are 53,038 active physicians specializing in anesthesiology in the U.S., according to data from KFF.

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  1. Gastroenterology Associates shutters 1 of 4 in-house labs

    Greenville, S.C.-based Gastroenterology Associates closed the GI lab at its Simpsonville, S.C.-based facility on Nov. 1. 
  2. The 10 states in need of more ASCs

    ASCs are continuing to grow in number nationwide, but despite 80% of surgeries being performed in the outpatient setting, 10 states still have fewer than one ASC for every 100,000 residents. 
  3. Legislators open probe into FDA drug shortage protocol

    House Republicans wrote a letter to the FDA seeking an explanation for ongoing supply chain issues and drug shortages, The Hill reported Nov. 3. 
  4. Hamilton Health opens Tennessee cardiology practice

    Dalton, Ga.-based Hamilton Health Care System opened a cardiology practice in Cleveland, Tenn., according to a recent LinkedIn post from the health system. 

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  1. ASCs per capita in all 50 states | 2023

    While California has the most ASCs of any state according to the most recent data from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, Maryland has the most ASCs per capita. Meanwhile, Vermont has the fewest in both number and per capita. 
  2. 9 key ASC industry stats to know headed into 2024

    The number of ASCs nationwide is growing rapidly headed into 2024, with over 11,000 Medicare- and non-Medicare-certified facilities across the country. 
  3. Docs Health breaks ground on $123M orthopedic, spine center

    Construction has begun on a $123 million orthopedic and spine surgery center in Los Angeles run by Docs Health, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported Nov. 6. 
  4. Southern Gastroenterology Associates opens 2nd location

    Southern Gastroenterology Associates has opened its second location in South Boston, Va., according to a Nov. 6 report from The Gazette-Virginian.

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  1. 32K-square-foot medical office building acquired in Minnesota

    Montecito Medical has acquired a 32,711-square-foot medical office building in Woodbury, Minn., according to a Nov. 6 report from REBusiness Online.
  2. NAPA named top anesthesia services provider for 7th straight year

    North American Anesthesia Partners has been named the top vendor for anesthesia management services in the U.S. for the seventh year in a row by independent market research firm Black Book. 
  3. ASC, medical office building break ground in Texas

    Ground has been broken on a three-story medical office building and ASC project in Katy, Texas, according to a Nov. 4 report from the Katy Times.
  4. UnitedHealthcare in the headlines: 3 notes

    Here are three updates on UnitedHealthcare that Becker's has reported since Nov. 1:
  5. 3 states cracking down on noncompete laws

    Here are three states that have taken action to ban noncompetes that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 5:
  6. 3 CMS rulings impacting ASCs

    Here are three recent rulings from CMS that affect ASCs: 
  7. Claritas HealthTech establishes spinoff for AI-assisted GI solutions

    Medical image enhancement and AI diagnostic software solutions company Claritas HealthTech has established a U.S.-based spinoff, Intelligent Scopes Corp., that will focus on the research, development and delivery of endoscopic image processing and AI-assisted diagnostic solutions for urology and gastroenterology.
  8. Certificate of need laws hindering SurgNet's growth

    Nashville-based SurgNet, a new-to-market ASC management and development company, is struggling to grow in its home state due to complicated certificate of need laws, according to a Nov. 3 report from the Nashville Business Journal. 
  9. 5 highest paid ophthalmologists in Phoenix

    The highest paid ophthalmologist in Phoenix earns $686,400, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $265,450 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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