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  1. Why medical office buildings, ASCs are attracting more interest from investors

    The medical office building market is a niche one, but has attracted increasing interest from investors over the past decade.
  2. Ohio Orthopaedic Surgery Center accredited by Joint Commission

    The Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Youngstown, Ohio, was recently accredited by the Joint Commission, the center said Sept. 14.
  3. 900-physician DuPage Medical Group rebrands

    Down­ers Grove, Ill.-based DuPage Medical Group has rebranded to Duly Health and Care, the company said Sept. 15.
  1. Surgical Care Affiliates appoints group president of West Coast operating division

    Surgical Care Affiliates has promoted Oren Shill to group president of its West Coast operating division, the company said Sept. 14.
  2. Intermountain Healthcare, orthopedic practice team up on ASC

    Intermountain Healthcare and The Orthopedic Partners broke ground Sept. 15 on a joint-venture ASC, according to a news release sent to Becker's.
  3. 6 private equity deals to know

    Physician practice deals heated up in the first half of the year; private equity firms were the buyer in 63 percent of the second-quarter deals.
  4. Endoscopy market to reach $39.3B by 2026 

    The global endoscopy equipment market is projected to reach $39.3 billion by 2026, according to MarketsandMarkets.

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  1. 15 hospitals, health systems delaying nonemergent surgeries since Sept. 1

    Hospitals and health systems are delaying nonemergent surgeries as COVID-19 continues to surge nationwide. 
  2. UT Health increases cost of medical office building, ASC to $66M 

    University of Texas System Board of Regents approved designs to increase the size and cost of a planned medical office building with an ASC in San Antonio, Virtual Builders Exchange reported Sept. 14. 
  3. Physician pays $6.75M, settles unneeded procedures allegations: 4 details

    An Orland, Fla.-based cardiologist paid millions to settle allegations he performed unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures, the U.S. Justice Department said Sept. 15.
  4. Justice Department targets health system consolidation 'detrimental to our economy'

    President Joseph Biden attacked anticompetitive acquisitions earlier this year with an executive order to crack down on them, and the U.S. Justice Department plans to follow suit.

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  1. KKR, Cornerstone to invest $1B in ASC, physician group real estate

    New York City-based investment firm KKR and Indianapolis-based healthcare real estate firm Cornerstone are partnering to buy more than $1 billion in real estate assets over the next few years.
  2. New Jersey ASC admin says recruiting challenges could jeopardize physician ownership

    Running an ASC amid the COVID-19 pandemic comes with no shortage of challenges. Leasa Hermanson, MSN, RN, administrator of Vineland, N.J.-based Ambulatory Care Center, said her physician-owned center could be forced to partner with a larger entity if recruiting challenges persist.
  3. Telemedicine, other trends enable care for poorest patients, says CEO of Chicago ASC

    With ASCs increasing their ability to perform procedures at lower costs than hospitals, Andrew Shadid, CEO of Chicago-based Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, said his practice is determined to provide care to those with the greatest financial need.
  4. 5 fast facts on GI Alliance's CEO

    James Weber, MD, is the CEO and founder of Southlake, Texas-based GI Alliance. 
  5. Walmart, Amazon, Kroger to offer discounted at-home COVID-19 tests & more: 8 supply chain updates

    From Boston Scientific acquiring Israeli company Lumenis' surgical business in a $1.07 billion deal to General Electric warning its margins and revenue are hurting from supply chain challenges, here are eight supply chain updates making headlines in the past week.
  6. USPI hiring 18 administrators

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International is hiring at least 18 administrators for its facilities across the U.S. 
  7. 9 ophthalmology practice updates to know

    From acquisitions to accreditations, here are nine updates happening at ophthalmology practices:
  8. America's wealthiest physician billionaire: 9 things to know about HCA's co-founder

    Thomas Frist Jr., MD, co-founder and the major shareholder of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has a net worth of $15.7 billion — the highest among nine physician billionaires listed on the Forbes annual list of the richest people in the world for 2021.
  9. 3 surgical techniques shaping gastroenterology

    Four gastroenterology leaders spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the surgical technique that has had the most significant impact on their practice:

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