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  1. Avita Care Solutions names 1st chief medical officer

    Healthcare services organization Avita Care Solutions has appointed Christopher Hall, MD, as its first chief medical officer. 
  2. Physician sues Iowa hospital for alleged wrongful termination

    Physician Dr. Raheel Jiwan, MD, filed a lawsuit against Fairfield, Iowa-based Jefferson County Health Center, alleging he was terminated for raising patient safety complaints, the Southwest Iowa Union reported Feb. 7. 
  3. Richard Makowiec, MD, will take over as chief surgical officer of Synergy Health Partners, a hospital staffing and management company. 

    Richard Makowiec, MD, will take over as chief surgical officer of Synergy Health Partners, a hospital staffing and management company. 

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  1. VillageMD taps Dr. Bryan Becker as national medical director

    Bryan Becker, MD, will serve as national medical director of the Texas region for VillageMD, a healthcare services company with 680 practice locations across 26 markets. 
  2. Trilogy Health Services names 1st chief medical officer

    Andrew McNamara, MD, has been selected to serve as the first chief medical officer of Trilogy Health Services, which operates nearly 130 senior living communities in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
  3. Vanderbilt University names director of hematology and oncology

    Jordan Berlin, MD, has been appointed director of the division of hematology and oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., effective Jan. 1.
  4. University of Buffalo appoints chair of family medicine

    Andrea Manyon, MD, has been appointed chair of the department of family medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo in New York.

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  1. Top 20 hospitals by number of surgeries

    New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center performs the most surgeries annually, according to a Jan. 30 report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  2. Can money buy happiness? Comparing physicians' salaries, burnout levels

    Although the role of physician was ranked the 13th best job for 2023, 53 percent of providers said they are burned out and 23 reported experiencing depression, according to a survey published Jan. 27 by Medscape.
  3. Georgia lawmakers seek to ease certificate of need laws

    Georgia lawmakers are seeking to further ease the state's certificate of need laws, according to a Feb. 6 report from The Augusta Chronicle. Georgia is one of 35 states that has CON programs in place.
  4. Cambia Health Solutions adds chief pharmacy officer

    Cambia Health Solutions has named Mihir Patel, PharmD, its new chief pharmacy officer. Dr. Patel will provide pharmacy direction across all of Cambia's lines. 

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  1. Medicare beneficiaries continue to use telehealth: AMA

    The American Medical Association has published a report on telehealth use among Medicare beneficiaries using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 
  2. University of Kentucky receives $1.6M gift to establish gynecologic oncology chair

    The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington has received a $1.6 million gift from the Telford Foundation to establish a chair in gynecologic oncology.
  3. Physician pay dropped in the last quarter

    The median physician paid compensation per full time physician in the fourth quarter of 2022 was down slightly from the previous quarter to $346,596, according to Kaufman Hall's Physician Flash Report 2023.
  4. Dr. Sandra Aung to lead clinical development at Ambrx Biopharma

    Sandra Aung, PhD, has been named the executive vice president and head of clinical development of Ambrx Biopharma, a pharmaceutical engineering company. 
  5. President Biden names 6 to National Cancer Advisory Board

    President Joe Biden is appointing six new leaders to the National Cancer Advisory Board, which complements President Biden's Cancer Moonshot program aiming to end cancer worldwide, according to a Feb. 2 news release. 
  6. 20 female physician leaders to know for National Women Physician Day

    Feb. 3 is National Women Physician Day. Here are 20 female physicians stepping into leadership roles that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 12:
  7. Dr. Cynthia DiLauro joins Estes Park Health clinic

    Cynthia DiLauro, MD, has joined the team at Estes Park (Colo.) Park Health Physician Clinic, Estes Park Trail Gazette reported Feb. 3. 
  8. Treadwell Therapeutics appoints Dr. Roger Sidhu chief medical officer

    Dr. Roger Sidhu has been named chief medical officer of Treadwell Therapeutics, a biotechnology company headquartered in New York City and focused on the treatment of patients with cancer.
  9. Dr. Nike Shoyinka appointed medical health officer of Michigan county

    Dr. Nike Shoyinka has been appointed medical health officer by the Ingham County, Mich., Board of Commissioners, effective Feb. 17.

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