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  1. Oklahoma bank to become medical office building

    A former bank building in Oklahoma City is slated for conversion to a medical office building, according to a May 18 report from The Oklahoman.
  2. 3 anesthesiologists in the headlines

    Here are three anesthesiologists making headlines that Becker's has reported on in the last two weeks:
  3. Physician pay in 2024: 5 fast facts

    Here are five statistics providing insight on the pay of physicians in the U.S., using data from Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report" for 2024.

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  1. 10 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here are 10 ASCs across the U.S. that have posted job listings for administrators within the last month:
  2. 5 ASC, medical office acquisitions in May

    Here are five acquisitions of ASCs or medical buildings that Becker's has reported since May 1:
  3. Anesthesiologist earned $1.26M in 2023: Meet Los Angeles County's highest-paid official

    Anesthesiologist Sebo Amirkhanian Namagerdy, MD, is the highest-paid official in the county, the Los Angeles Times reported May 16. 
  4. Houston ASC closed in the wake of deadly thunderstorm

    A severe thunderstorm passed through Houston on May 16, bringing torrential rain and high-speed winds that resulted in at least five deaths, according to a May 17 report from the Houston Chronicle. 

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  1. How GI pay has evolved in the last 5 years

    The average annual compensation for gastroenterologists has increased by about 20% since 2019, according to data from Medscape. 
  2. The 7 states allowing PAs to work across state lines

    While physicians and nurses have been afforded the opportunity to practice across state lines, particularly in temporary roles, physician assistants have yet to enjoy the same benefits, according to a May 17 report from Medscape.
  3. 5 highest-paid ophthalmologists in New Orleans

    The highest-paid ophthalmologist in New Orleans earns $722,900 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $312,120 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. How the wealth of 10 physician billionaires has evolved

    Ten physician billionaires' net worth has grown in the last three years to reach a combined worth of $49.7 billion. 

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  1. Chattanooga Heart Institute adds cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon

    The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Heart Institute expanded its staff by adding Neal Miller, MD, and Vanessa Miller, MD, according to
  2. Medtronic capsule endoscopy kit cleared by FDA

    Medtronic's single-use capsule endoscopy system has been approved by the FDA.
  3. New York physician sentenced for illegally prescribing opioids

    A physician in East Norwich, N.Y., has been ordered to close his practice and surrender his license for illegal opioid prescription, News 12 Long Island reported May 16. 
  4. Texas ophthalmology surgery center suffers data breach

    Victoria (Texas) Eye Center, Victoria Surgery Center and Victoria Vision Center alerted patients of a data breach, according to a May 17 news release.
  5. Optum's SCA Health quietly bought 2 cardiovascular chains

    Optum's ASC arm, Deerfiled, Ill.-based SCA Health, quietly purchased at least two cardiovascular providers in 2023, National Cardiovascular Partners and Pivotal Healthcare. 
  6. 10 things to know about private equity in healthcare

    Private equity's interest in healthcare has boomed in recent years, and it remained a formidable force in the industry in 2023.
  7. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons taps new board, committee members

    The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, which comprises more than 7,000 providers, has added new members to its board and investment committee. 
  8. The best health system for GI in every state, per Castle Connolly

    Four of the five best health systems for gastroenterology in 2024 are located in New York, according to a ranking by Castle Connolly.
  9. Missouri ASC completes 1,000th joint replacement

    St. Louis-based Orthopedic Associates' Des Peres Square Surgery Center has completed its 1,000th total joint replacement. 

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