91 GI practices in the news in 2018

Here are 91 GI practices making headlines since January:

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic colon and rectal surgeon Robert Cima, MD, treated Texas Rangers' pitcher Jake Diekman's ulcerative colitis.

Portsmouth, R.I.-based University Gastroenterology named Robert Najarian, MD, medical director of its new Pathology Center in Portsmouth.

East Lansing-based Michigan State University researchers identified what they believe causes intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of irritable bowel syndrome.

The Barbara Northeimer Fish Memorial Cancer Fund bestowed a $175,000 gift to Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU Cancer Institute to support colorectal cancer screenings.

As he opened the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting, June 9 to June 13 in Chicago, American Medical Association President David O. Barbe, MD, recognized Elgin-based Illinois Gastroenterology Group's Larry Kosinski, MD, and several others for their efforts to "move medicine."

Minneapolis-based Hennepin Healthcare partnered with Cantel Medical to install the nation's first Advantage Plus Pass-Thru Automated Endoscope Reprocessor.

Three more sexual assault suits were filed against former Charleston, W.Va.-based gastroenterologist Steven Matulis of Charleston Gastroenterology Associates.

Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic researchers are developing a panel using blood-based DNA biomarkers to detect hepatocellular carcinoma.

Portland-based University of Oregon Health Sciences Center David Lieberman, MD, began his term as the 113th president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institution.

Gastroenterologist Marc Subik, MD, is rejoining Marshall University, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital, all in Huntington, W.Va.

Kansas City (Kan.) VA Medical Center appointed Ahmed Saeed, MD, head of endoscopy.

Garfield Grandison, MD, will begin seeing patients at King's Daughters Ohio in Portsmouth.

Gastroenterologist Marc Subik, MD, is rejoining Marshall University, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital, all in Huntington, W.Va.

Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care purchased a 100,000-square-foot medical complex in Rockville, Md., that it plans to move into in 2019.

New Britain-based The Hospital of Central Connecticut is attempting to purchase a $2.3 million stake in Central Connecticut Endoscopy Center in Plainville.

Freeport, Ill.-based FHN Memorial Hospital added gastroenterologist Timothy Laurie, DO, to its staff.

Rachna Shroff, MD, joined Tucson-based University of Arizona Cancer Center to serve as its gastrointestinal medical oncology chief. She will also serve as its Data and Safety Monitoring Board chair and as an associate professor.

Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners named Greater Houston Gastroenterology's Isaac Raijman, MD, a Patient Preferred Physician in Texas.

Augusta-based Medical College of Georgia named Kenneth Vega, MD, its new chief of gastroenterology.

Essex, United Kingdom-based Atlantic Healthcare completed enrollment in its phase 3 study of alicaforsen for patients with inflammatory bowel disease pouchitis.

Libertyville-based GI Partners of Illinois and Cumming, Ga.-based GI North both switched to the gGastro EHR system by gMed, a Modernizing Medicine company.

A third-party vendor error exposed patient data at Capital Digestive Care.

Augusta-based Medical College of Georgia named Kenneth Vega, MD, its new chief of gastroenterology.

Raleigh (N.C.) General Hospital reopened its improved $3 million Raleigh Medical Complex bringing a new surgical team onboard. The center specializes in gastroenterology, among others.

Oak Hill, W. Va.-based Plateau Medical Center broke ground on its first expansion in 40 years April 26. The center will specialize in gastroenterology, among other services.

Miami-based Gastro Health will acquire Boynton Beach-based South Florida Gastroenterology Associates.

Oakland, Calif.-based Highland Health was fined by California state $39,187 for several quality-related incidents.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina Digestive Health Associates is notifying patients a former employee stole their personal data.

The American Gastroenterological Association named Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Medical Center's Michael Kaczanowski, MD, a fellow.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., underwent surgery for an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

Colorectal surgeon Eric Haas, MD, reconstructed an ulcerative colitis patient's colon using the da Vinci Xi surgical robot at Houston Methodist Hospital April 16.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina Digestive Health Associates is notifying patients that a former employee stole their personal data. Read more.

Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Endoscopy Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Memorial Hermann Cypress (Texas) Hospital's recently approved $25 million expansion will include an endoscopy suite for GI procedures.

Supply, N.C.-based Novant Health Brunswick Endoscopy Center is set to open May 2.

Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Health appointed gastroenterologist Timothy Scherer, MD, its new CMO of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, effective April 4.

New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital pediatric gastroenterologist Marla Dubinsky, MD, and Charles Bernstein, MD, of Winnipeg, Manitoba-based University of Manitoba, are giving a presentation on inflammatory bowel disease at Montreal, Canada-based Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, The Suburban reports.

Indianapolis-based IU Health gastroenterologist Jean Molleston, MD, oversaw a liver transplant surgery on a 1-year-old child, WTHR reports.

Continental Who's Who named Kevin Collier, MD, of Capital Digestive Care, its 2018 Gastroenterologist of The Year.

Lewes, Del.-based Seaside Gastroenterology Consultants will add Heather Barton, MD, to its staff, effective in July

The University of Miami Health System is expanding its bariatric surgery program by constructing a new office in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Tacoma, Wash.-based Digestive Health Specialists; Olympia, Wash.-based Gastroenterology Associates; Bellevue, Wash.-based Northwest Gastroenterology; and Bellevue-based Overlake Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology merged to form Washington Gastroenterology.

Lewes, Del.-based Seaside Gastroenterology Consultants will add Heather Barton, MD, to its staff, effective in July.

Daniel Cornett, MD, joined the staff of Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's Gastroenterology Associates.

Gastro Health's long-term CEO Alexander Fernandez departed suddenly in February, and Joseph Garcia was named his replacement.

Salt Lake City-based Granite Peaks Gastroenterology is doing its part for Colon Cancer Awareness Month by dispelling common myths associated with colonoscopy.

Mayo Clinic's Paul Limburg, MD, is joining Exact Sciences as the company's co-CMO.

An unauthorized third party possibly gained access to approximately 135,000 patient records at Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Surgery & Endoscopy Center Jan. 8.

Providence, R.I.-based University Gastroenterology partnered with Providence College Athletics to raise colon cancer awareness.

Capital Digestive Care deployed gMed's cloud-based EHR system, gGastro Cloud.

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recognized The Center for Digestive Health at Plainsboro, N.J.-based Princeton Medical Center for its commitment to providing safe, high-quality GI endoscopy care.

Reston, Va.-based The Gastroenterology Group will begin offering clinical research to its patients through a partnership with Elligo Health Research.

Mount Vernon, Ill.-based Crossroads Specialty Clinic added gastroenterologist Khalid Naseer, MD, to its staff.

In the last year, Miami-based Gastro Health doubled in size and in 2018, it looks to keep growing. Becker's ASC Review spoke with Gastro Health President James Leavitt, MD, on the importance of fighting burnout, market competition and what's in store for the booming practice in the new year.

Corpus Christi (Texas) Endoscopy Center is in the midst of celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Southlake-based Texas Digestive Disease Consultants retained investment banking firm Nexus Health Capital.

Newark-based GI Specialists of Delaware gastroenterologist Michael Bass, MD, became a partner at Wilmington, Del.-based Limestone Surgical Center.

Birmingham, Ala.-based Southeast Gastro will provide up to 50 free screening colonoscopies at Trussville, Ala.-based St. Vincent's East Campus to those without insurance.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine partnered with Toronto, Canada-based patient engagement and care management platform SeamlessMD.

Michael Honeycutt of Realty Trust Group was awarded Knox News' Deal of the Year award for his firm's work on Knoxville, Tenn.-based Gastrointestinal Associates.

Top Doctor Awards named Sathya Kalangi, MD, of Digestive Disorders Associates in Baytown, Texas, a Top Doctor in Baytown.

New York City-based NYU Langone Health added Paul Oberstein, MD, to its staff, naming him director of gastrointestinal medical oncology and assistant director of its pancreatic cancer center.

Julie Tredemeyer, DO, joined the staff of Howard Regional Gastroenterology in Kokomo, Ind.

Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy is in the midst of celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The National Institutes of Health awarded Boston Medical Center gastroenterologist Michelle Long, MD, a five-year, nearly $1 million grant to fund research on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System opened Mount Sinai Doctors Palm Beach (Fla.) focused on bringing primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology and ophthalmology services to the area.

Evangelical Community Hospital will acquire Central Penn Gastroenterology Associates, effective July 2. Both organizations are based in Lewisburg, Pa.

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center's GI medical oncology medical director Angela Alistar, MD, is leading research into Rafael Pharmaceuticals' CPI-613, a pancreatic cancer therapy.

Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Medical Group added gastroenterologist David Dozer, MD, to its network.

UMass Memorial Health Alliance-Clinton (Mass.) Hospital revealed plans to close its endoscopy services, giving less than three weeks' notice before the closure, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

GMed, a Modernizing Medicine company, named gastroenterologist, at Washington, D.C.-based Capital Digestive Care, Arnold Levy, MD, one of its gastroenterology EMR strategic advisors.

McAllen-based Texas Gastroenterology Institute's Valeska Balderas, MD, was recognized as a "2018 Top Doctor in McAllen, Texas."

Boston-based Tufts Medical Center and The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care unveiled the Marlene Neely Center for Digestive Health, a facility focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of GI illness.

Burlington County Endoscopy Center in Lumberton, N.J., filed for $1.01 million in form D equity financing.

Gainesville, Va.-based Gastroenterology Associates partnered with Elligo Health Research to provide clinical research services to patients.

Marquis Who's Who awarded gastroenterologist Michael Samach, MD, of Affiliates in Gastroenterology in Morristown, N.J., its Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wilmington, Ohio-based CMH Regional Health System will acquire Cincinnati-based Southwest Ohio Gastroenterology and Clinton County Outpatient Surgery in Wilmington, effective Feb. 1.

Elizabeth City, N.C.-based Northside Park Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Center owner Michael Sue, MD, announced his intention to retire after almost 30 years in medicine.

Emmy, a platform that connects individuals to surgery patients to accompany them on their return home after surgery, partnered with The Endoscopy Center of New York and Westside GI Center. Both organizations are based in New York City.

Top Doctors Award recognized William Maher, MD, of Atlantic Digestive Specialists in Somersworth, N.H., as a 2017 Top Doctor.

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and the Martinsburg Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of a new outpatient surgery center offering GI services Dec. 21. Both organizations are in Martinsburg, W. Va.

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