12 gastroenterology updates

Here are 12 gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since May 23:

1. A 100,500-square-foot medical office building that is fully leased to Allina and MNGI Digestive Health opened in Lakeville, Minn.

2. Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health has broken ground on a new medical office building that will house digestive services at its Louise Health Campus.

3. New York City-based Gastroenterology Associates of Brooklyn opened a new office in the Bay Ridge neighborhood that will offer specialized care for women.

4. Artificial intelligence may help engage underserved patients with colonoscopy screenings, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2024 annual meeting.

5. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tapped Binita Kamath as its chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

6. Gastroenterologist Naresh Gunaratnam, MD, has been named president and chair of the board of directors for the Digestive Health Physicians Association.

7. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Trinity Health Medical Group added Grand River Gastroenterology and the Grand River Endoscopy Center to its network.

8. Gastroenterologist Maria Abreu, MD, has been appointed the 119th president of the American Gastroenterological Association, effective May 30.

9. Miami-based Gastro Health named COO Alan Oliver as interim CEO of the company.

10. Bloomington, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center is piloting the use of Medtronic's GI Genius artificial intelligence-powered polyp detection tool.

11. An advisory committee to the FDA voted that a blood test that screens for colon and rectal cancers was safe.

12. Christopher Schlachta, MD, has been elected as the 2024-2025 president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

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