Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Orthopedic ASC raises costs $10M, pushes construction timeline

    Iowa City, Iowa-based Steindler Orthopedic Clinic's upcoming ASC in North Liberty, Iowa will cost about $10 million extra, and construction is expected to take a year longer than originally planned, The Gazette reported Feb. 2. 
  2. Orthopedics recap: January's top 5 updates

    Here are the five most-read outpatient orthopedics updates reported by Becker's in January:
  3. February is heart health month: 5 things to know

    February is American Heart Month, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are five things to know about the 2023 cardiovascular health campaign:

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  1. U of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute to partner with Goodwill Vision Enterprises

    The University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center's Flaum Eye Institute plans to team up with Goodwill Vision Enterprises to expand access to vision care in Rochester. 
  2. EyeConnect International renews partnership with Leiters

    EyeConnect International, a knowledge-sharing platform for ophthalmologists, has renewed its partnership with Leiters, an outsourcing provider of compounded sterile preparations and pharmacy services. 
  3. Pennsylvania hospital to close emergency room, open ASC in its place

    Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa., plans to close its emergency room in April 2023 and create an outpatient surgery center, according to a Feb. 1 report from PAHomepage. 
  4. 12 states with the highest heart disease death rates

    Oklahoma has the highest rate of heart disease deaths of any state in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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  1. State medical board charges physician with spreading COVID-19 misinformation

    The Washington State Medical Board is investigating Ryan Cole, MD, a pathologist who practices in Boise, Idaho, and holds a license in the state of Washington, due to anti-COVID-19 vaccine and pro-ivermectin statements he posted on social media, according to a Feb. 1 report from Medscape.
  2. HCA 'excited' about ambulatory investments: 3 notes

    Although the number of outpatient surgery cases performed at facilities run by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare decreased in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to 2021, the company is optimistic about its ambulatory network. 
  3. Physician falls to 6th on list of best healthcare jobs

    Physician dropped to the sixth-best healthcare job, with a median salary of $208,000 and 19,400 projected jobs between 2021 and 2031, according to a U.S. News & World Report list.
  4. Colorado legislators push for bill to limit restrictions for physician assistants

    Legislators in Colorado are proposing a bill that would allow physician assistants to provide more services without physician supervision, ABC affiliate Denver7 reported Jan. 30. 

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  1. Some CFOs to invest less in ASCs: report

    CFOs are aiming to reduce investment in ASCs, according to the "2023 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey." 
  2. Physician nixes retaliation lawsuit against Massachusetts hospital, CEO

    Richard Zelman, MD, formerly an interventional cardiologist at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., has ended his lawsuit against the hospital and its CEO, according to a Feb. 1 report from the Cape Cod Times. 
  3. Hoag Digestive opens comprehensive care clinic

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Digestive Health Institute has opened a comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic that will provide tailored treatment plans for patients dealing with digestive conditions. 
  4. Cardiovascular Institute of the South strikes private equity partnership for national expansion

    Houma, La.-based Cardiovascular Institute of the South has partnered with private equity firm Lee Equity Partners to launch a national platform called Cardiovascular Logistics. 
  5. Iowa legislature considers capping medical malpractice damages

    The Iowa Legislature is currently reviewing a bill that would place a cap on how much state residents can be awarded for non-economic medical malpractice damages, according to a Jan. 31 report from Siouxland Proud. 
  6. Dr. Andrew Jordan to join Sanford Health clinic ophthalmology team

    Andrew Jordan, MD, has joined the ophthalmology team at Sanford Health Park Rapids (Minn.) Clinic, Park Rapids Enterprise reported Feb. 1. 
  7. Physician-owned hospital reaches 50,000th surgery

    Addison, Texas-based Methodist Hospital for Surgery, a hospital formed as a joint venture between local surgeons, Dallas-based Methodist Health System and ValueHealth, has performed its 50,000th surgery since its opening in December 2010. 
  8. Ohio physician pleads guilty to writing illegal prescriptions, healthcare fraud

    Jeffrey Sutton, DO, has pleaded guilty to 31 counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances, one count of illegally distributing controlled substances and 20 counts of healthcare fraud. 
  9. 8 ophthalmologists in the headlines

    Here are eight ophthalmologists Becker's has reported on since Jan. 12:

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