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  1. 12 new chief medical officers in May | 2023

    Here are 12 physicians who took on chief medical officer roles in May:
  2. Pennsylvania physician sued over alleged $6.5M in unnecessary surgeries 

    The United States is suing Radnor, Pa.-based interventional cardiologist James McGuckin, MD, for an alleged $6.5 million in false claims. 
  3. The healthcare trends exciting physicians

    Seven physicians recently connected with Becker's to discuss the innovations rising in popularity they are watching. 

The art of simplicity: How to streamline patient access and reduce staff burden?

Patients are demanding simpler care experiences. See how leading systems are meeting this expectation — while also reducing staff burden — here. 
  1. Penn State College of Medicine appoints next dean

    Karen Kim, MD, had been appointed dean of the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.
  2. Patient outcomes are the same among physicians with MD and DO degrees: Study

    There was no significant difference in outcomes among patients of physicians with MDs and patients of physicians with DOs, according to a study from researchers at the University of California Los Angeles published May 30 in Annals of Internal Medicine.
  3. Anesthesiologist compensation: 10 stats to know

    Here are ten stats on anesthesiologist compensation to know from 2023:
  4. 6 stats and studies physicians should know

    Here are six stats and studies Becker's reported on in May that physicians should know:

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. 17 leadership updates in May

    From new presidents to medical directors, here are 17 leadership updates Becker's has reported on in May:
  2. Tulsa Rehabilitation Hospital names medical director

    Melissa Frandsen, MD, has been appointed medical director of Tulsa (Okla.) Rehabilitation Hospital, a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital owned by Saint Francis Health System and NKD Rehab.
  3. What five physicians think about private practice's future

    Here's what five physicians shared about the future of private practice with Becker's in May.
  4. DHR Health Brownsville names chief medical officer

    James Castillo, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of DHR Health Brownsville in Texas, according to a May 28 report from NBC affiliate KVEO. 

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

Don't force patients to navigate "hospital labyrinths" alone. See how Orlando VA Medical Center aims to reduce late appointments via a major wayfinding project here.
  1. 12 legal cases in May

    Here are 12 legal cases involving physicians, clinics and healthcare organizations that Becker's has reported on in May:
  2. 80 medical organizations express support for bill expanding physician workforce

    Eighty medical organizations have signed a letter expressing support for a bipartisan bill looking to expand the US physician workforce.
  3. UF Health Central Florida adds chief physician executive

    John Davidyock, MD, has been appointed senior vice president and chief physician executive of Leesburg-based UF Health Central Florida.
  4. Stark Law, Anti-Kickback exceptions physicians need to know 

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 updated exceptions to Stark Law and Anti-Kickback law last year, according to a May 15 article in JDSupra from law firm Epstein Becker & Green. 
  5. 3 disciplinary physician licensing updates

    Here are three physicians who have had their medical licenses suspended or restricted, as covered by Becker's since April 28:
  6. Physicians report 3.8% increase in earnings in 2022

    Physicians earned 3.8 percent more on average in 2022 than in 2021, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report." 
  7. 49 hospitals closing service lines

    Below are 49 hospitals ending services that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 6:
  8. Lowest paying states for physicians

    Maryland physicians earned the lowest salary on average in 2022, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report."
  9. Highest paying states for physicians

    Wisconsin physicians earned the highest salary on average in 2022, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report."

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