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  1. The policy change the AANA says they need most from the VA

    The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology urged the Veterans Health Administration to create national practice standards for nurse anesthesiologists that prioritize evidence-based education and training standards.  
  2. 5 hospitals, health systems cutting services

    Here are five hospitals or health systems that have announced plans to cut services since Sept. 15:
  3. 6 COVID-19 updates ASCs need to know

    Here are six updates on COVID-19 spread, response and more ASC leaders should know:

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  1. Washington health system plans its own ASC as former tenant relocates

    Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center in Bellingham, Wash., closed its doors Aug. 31 as Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth, the facility's landlord, opted not to renew its lease, Cascadia Daily News reported Sept. 28. 
  2. 'ASCs are the future:' How MemorialCare Medical Foundation’s new CEO wants to change healthcare

    David Kim, MD, was recently appointed CEO of MemorialCare Medical Foundation, a Fountain Valley, Calif.-based medical group encompassing MemorialCare Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians and more than 200 outpatient care centers.
  3. 6 ASC expansions, acquisitions and mergers in September

    From Florida to Texas, here are six ASCs that have announced or completed expansions, acquisitions and mergers in the last month: 
  4. ASC CEO launches congressional bid to unseat George Santos

    New York City-based Gramercy Surgery Center's CEO, Austin Cheng, has announced his bid for U.S. Congress for New York's 3rd Congressional District via a Sept. 27 LinkedIn post.

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  1. 5 physicians on the cutting edge of gastroenterology

    Here are five of the many physicians on the cutting edge of gastroenterology: 
  2. The 3 best hospitals in Arizona for knee and hip replacements

    Healthgrades ranked the top 100 hospitals for joint replacements in 2023, including three in Arizona. 
  3. 10 lowest-paying states for nurse practitioners

    Nurse practitioners are compensated the least in Florida, where they earn an average of $99,390 — 24 percent less than the national average — according to career website ZipRecruiter.
  4. 5 disruptor deals shaping the healthcare industry in 2023

    Here are five moves from healthcare disruptors that are shaping the industry in 2023:

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  1. 2 health systems posting billion-dollar losses 

    Here are two major health systems that recently posted billion-dollar operating losses:
  2. 10 highest-paying states for nurse practitioners

    Nurse practitioners earn $155,981 per year in Nevada — 19 percent more than the national average — according to career website ZipRecruiter.
  3. Optum moves forward in $3.3B deal: What ASCs need to know 

    Earlier this month, Amedisys shareholders approved a $3.3 billion acquisition by Optum. 
  4. North Carolina physician convicted in $5M fraud scheme

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Sudipta Mazumder, MD, was found guilty for her role in a medical equipment scheme that defrauded federal benefits programs of more than $5 million.
  5. UPMC to eliminate desflurane anesthetic systemwide

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC plans to phase out the use of the anesthetic desflurane over the next several months, eliminating it systemwide by the end of 2023.
  6. The most common ways RNs supplement income

    About 52 percent of registered nurses take side gigs or extra shifts to supplement their yearly income, according to Medscape's 2023 "RN/LPN Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  7. Physician, 2 pharmacists charged in $170M fraud scheme 

    A Houston-based physician and two pharmacists were charged in a 13-count indictment for their roles in a $170 million healthcare fraud and kickback scheme. 
  8. South Carolina hospital expanding surgery center

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital is expanding its surgical center, according to a Sept. 26 report from local NBC affiliate WSAV. 
  9. What practice setting pays young physicians the most

    Physicians under 40 earn the highest salary working in office-based single-specialty groups, according to the Medscape 2023 "Young Physician Compensation Report" published Sept. 26. 

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