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  1. Where hospital physicians are the happiest: Medscape

    Fifty-three percent of hospitalists in the West reported being "very happy" or "somewhat happy," according to Medscape's "Hospitalist Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2023" released Feb. 22. 
  2. Dr. Tanuja Damani named chief of general surgery at NYU

    Tanuja Damani, MD, has been named the chief of the division of general surgery at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine in New York City. 
  3. Pediatric Affiliates partners with private equity firm

    Toms River, N.J.-based pediatric network Pediatric Affiliates has partnered with Webster Equity Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm.

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  1. Aledade adds 450 practices to become largest independent primary care network

    Aledade has added 450 primary care practices, including 60 health centers, to its network in 2023, making it the largest network of independent primary care providers in the country.
  2. Oregon hospital physicians withdraw petition to unionize

    Central Oregon Providers Network and St. Charles Health System announced Feb. 23 that COPN has withdrawn its petition to unionize, according to a Feb. 24 report from KTVZ.
  3. Flu vaccination rate drops 26% among Oregon healthcare workers

    The influenza vaccination rate among healthcare workers in Oregon has dropped 26 percent in the last three years, according to a Feb. 23 report from ABC affiliate KOIN.
  4. Meet the country's two richest physicians with a $31.3B joint net worth

    The two richest physicians have a combined net worth of $31.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as of Feb. 21.

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  1. How the pandemic impacted hospitalist happiness

    While 74 percent of hospitalists said they were either very or somewhat happy before the COVID-19 pandemic, only 15 percent report feeling very or somewhat happy in 2023, according to Medcape's 2023 "Hospitalist Lifestyle and Happiness Report," which was drawn from a survey of over 9,200 physicians across 29 specialties. 
  2. How hospitalists maintain happiness and mental health

    Hobbies including cooking and reading are the most helpful for helping physicians maintain happiness and good mental health, according to Medcape's 2023 "Hospitalist Lifestyle and Happiness Report," which was drawn from a survey of over 9,200 physicians across 29 specialties. 
  3. Over half of hospitalists would take less pay for more work-life balance

    Over half of hospitalists, 52 percent, said they would be willing to take a pay cut to have a better work-life balance, according to Medcape's 2023 "Hospitalist Lifestyle and Happiness Report," which was drawn from a survey of over 9,200 physicians across 29 specialties. 
  4. 5 new chief medical officers in 1 week

    Here are five newly appointed chief medical officers Becker's has covered since Feb. 16:

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  1. 9 leadership moves outside of the C-suite

    Here are nine leadership moves Becker's has reported on since Feb. 7:
  2. US physician groups market expected to hit $360 billion by 2029

    The U.S. physician groups market is expected to grow to $360.47 billion by 2029, according to the "U.S. Physician Groups Market, 2022-2029" report from Fortune Business Insights.
  3. Tenet Healthcare names chief medical officer for Massachusetts market

    Michele Sinopoli, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer for Tenet Healthcare's Massachusetts market.
  4. Dr. Anthony Guarino joins Interventional Pain Consultants

    Anthony Guarino, MD, has joined Alton, Ill.-based Interventional Pain Consultants as a staff physician, The Telegraph reported Feb. 22. 
  5. Chicago Cubs name Dr. Stephen Gryzlo new head physician

    Stephen Gryzlo, MD, has been selected as the new head team physician for the Chicago Cubs, Major League Baseball reported Feb. 22. 
  6. Michigan physician sentenced to prison for tax evasion

    Bashar Kiama, MD, was sentenced to eight months in prison for evading income taxes related to the medical practice he owned, the U.S. Justice department said Feb. 22. 
  7. Riverwood Healthcare adds director of surgical services

    Aitkin, Minn.-based Riverwood Healthcare Center has added Tracey Eakman, BSN, RN, as its new director of the surgical services department, according to a Feb. 22 report from Message Media. 
  8. Dr. Alison Ganong joins Tahoe Forest Health

    Alison Ganong, MD, has joined Truckee, Calif.-based Tahoe Forest Health, Sierra Sun reported Feb. 21. 
  9. Longtime Chicago Cubs physician retires after five decades with the team

    The Chicago Cubs have announced the retirement of its head team physician and medical director, Stephen Adams, MD.

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