CRH Medical opens colorectal center

CRH Medical (Vancouver, British Columbia) said that it has opened a Center for Colorectal Health in Pembroke Pines, Florida. This center is the company's second in the Miami area, one of many new markets that CRH has targeted for expansion. The opening of the Pembroke Pines Center brings the company's total number of centers to 11.

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 50% of the U.S. population will develop hemorrhoids by age 50. The company said it plans to significantly increase the number of Centers for Colorectal Health across the U.S. to address this underserved market.

CRH specializes in the treatment of hemorrhoids using its treatment protocol and technology.

New colorectal coalition formed

The National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Care (Annapolis, Maryland), announced the formation of a broad-based coalition dedicated to reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer through educational programs aimed at promoting colonoscopy screening and care options for patients in a safe and comfortable setting.

"A primary goal of the new organization is to promote evidence-based standards of care in a variety of medical practices that yield better clinical outcomes," said Steven Morris, MD, Chairperson of the Coalition and CEO of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates.