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  1. How many ASCs are independently owned, operated + 4 more key insights

    The growing ASC industry remains largely fragmented, according to VMG Health's 2020 "Healthcare M&A Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Hospital employment grew 17.5% in 6 years + 5 more insights

    Hospitals and health systems continued scooping up physician practices in 2019, while practices offering certain specialties caught private equity interest, according to VMG Health's 2020 "Healthcare M&A Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Healthcare transactions continue during COVID-19 pandemic: 4 deals to know

    Several notable deals have transpired during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to VMG Health's 2020 "Healthcare M&A Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Most surgery centers are back open, in 'ramp-up' mode — 7 survey insights

    Surgery centers and anesthesia practices are reopening and ramping up elective cases, according to an Anesthesia Business Consultants survey of anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists at client practices.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How COVID-19 has affected Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Florida GI practice restarts elective procedures — how it did it

    Bradenton-based Florida Digestive Health Specialists reopened the Center for Endoscopy a week after Florida allowed elective procedures to resume and is already seeing surgical volume return to pre-COVID-19 levels.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Texas spine center resumes elective procedures

    Grapevine-based North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center recently resumed elective procedures after the state eased restrictions intended to conserve personal protective equipment.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. The 10 states where physicians earned the most

    Medscape released its "Physician Compensation Report 2020," examining how COVID-19 affected clinician salaries.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. New Hampshire health system to reopen surgery, endoscopy center

    Franklin, N.H.-based LRGHealthcare will restart its elective surgery program over a monthlong period, the Laconia Daily Sun reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 'We do not have much room for growth': A GI center's plans for the next 12 months amid the pandemic

    Bobbi Freeman, RN, the gastroenterology endoscopy and GI lab manager of Harbin Clinic Endoscopy Center in Rome, Ga., outlines how her center is resuming operations during the pandemic and what it expects in the next year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Surgery Partners, Medical Facilities Corp. report Q1 revenues & more — 7 ASC industry notes

    Here are seven updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:   By Eric Oliver -

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  1. ASC growth plans for the next 6-12 months: 15 admins on the short-term effects of the pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic will leave a lasting mark on the ASC field, as many administrators are pivoting their strategy for growth in the coming months.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Registered nurse salary for all 50 states

    The average salary for registered nurses across the country is $77,460, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data collected in May 2019.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Fortune 500: 40 healthcare companies make 2020 list

    Fortune released its 66th annual list of the 500 most profitable U.S. companies May 18, with 40 healthcare companies making the cut.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. South Carolina pain practice opening new space

    Conway, S.C.-based Atlantic Coast Pain Specialists plans to move to a more than 5,000-square-foot building in the coming months, myhorrynews.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Cardiology society supports migration of select cardiology procedures to ASCs

    The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions issued a statement in support of CMS' decision to allow select percutaneous coronary interventions to be performed in the ASC setting.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Graybug Vision appoints CMO

    Biopharmaceutical company Graybug Vision appointed Parisa Zamiri, MD, PhD, to serve as its new CMO, effective June 1.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. AmSurg creates guidelines for restarting elective procedures

    Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg created a series of guidelines for ASCs restarting elective surgical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Wisconsin clinic readies to open hospital with surgery center — 3 insights

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System plans to open a hospital in Minocqua, Wis., in July after delaying the opening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local radio station WSAU reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. New Jersey to resume elective procedures

    New Jersey hospitals and ASCs will be allowed to resume elective surgical procedures May 26, NJ.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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