Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Sutter Health to break ground on $442M medical office building, ASC

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health is set to break ground on a five-story, 129,000-square-foot medical office building that will cost the system an estimated $442 million, according to an April 4 report from the San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. 35 Chicago anesthesiologists form independent group 

    More than 35 independent anesthesiologists have banded together to form Chicago Anesthesia Locums, a subgroup of Midwest Anesthesia Partners.
  3. Health system sues former physician for allegedly refusing to return overpayments

    Noblesville, Ind.-based Riverview Health is suing a former physician for allegedly not paying back overpayments for on-call services, the Indiana Business Journal reported April 4.

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  1. Florida ASC sues state for $500M in defamation suit

    In March 2023, the ASC at Hudson, Fla.-based Bonati Spine Institute was temporarily shut down after the state of Florida suspended its license. 
  2. Tenet, HCA, Yale & more: 1 week of massive hospital deals 

    Independent physicians and ASCs are facing new market challenges as health systems continue to consolidate. 
  3. Surgeon pay by state

    Utah is the highest-paying state for surgeons, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Rural hospital to shutter surgery department

    Atmore (Ala.) Community Hospital will shutter its surgery department June 1. 

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  1. Ophthalmologist pay in 39 states

    Iowa is the highest-paying state for ophthalmologists in 2024, offering an average yearly salary of $430,910 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. CRNA pay by state

    The average annual wage for a nurse anesthetist in the U.S. is $214,200. 
  3. Physician assistant pay in all 50 states

    Nevada is the state where physician assistants earn the most annually, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. 3 physicians suing their former employers

    Here are three physicians suing their former employers since March 11:

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  1. 23 top hospitals for GI research, per Avant-Garde Health

    Twenty-three U.S. hospitals have been named in the top 1% of institutions for gastroenterology research in 2024 by Avant-Garde Health. 
  2. Meet the leaders of the top 5 GI hospitals in the US

    These are the physicians at the helm of the GI departments at the five best hospitals for gastroenterology in the U.S., using rankings by Newsweek.
  3. What NPs earn in all 50 states

    Although the average annual salary among nurse practitioners in the U.S. in 2023 was $128,490, that figure can vary by up to $57,820 depending on the state one practices in.
  4. How much cardiologists earn in 24 states in 2024

    Minnesota is the highest-paying state for cardiologists in 2024, offering an average yearly salary of $523,550 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  5. 4 gastroenterologists in the headlines

    Here are four gastroenterologists Becker's has reported on since March 6:
  6. Physician-owned network hopes to fill gaps left by 2 Wisconsin hospital closures

     OakLeaf Medical Network, a physician-owned network based in Eau Claire, Wis., plans to open four clinics in Wisconsin following the closure of two hospitals.  
  7. Missouri hospital opens surgery center in the works for 18 years

    Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo., opened a surgical center after 18 years of planning and work, according to an April 2 report by Houston Herald.
  8. What's new in gastroenterology?

    Here are seven updates regarding gastroenterology that healthcare leaders should know:
  9. Shuttered Idaho physician group sells 4 facilities 

    Shuttered Nampa, Idaho-based physician group Saltzer Health sold three facilities to Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System after the group was closed. 

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