10 Surgery Centers Planned, Developed or Acquired by Hospitals
1. New York's Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its new ambulatory surgery center on May 23. The new facility includes 100,000 square feet of ambulatory surgery and office space, meaning outpatients will be able to access minor surgeries and follow-up close to home. The hospital has also added two general surgeons — Michael Choi, MD, and James "J.R." Nitzkorski, MD.
2. Michigan's St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor is slated to break ground on a $30 million addition that will house an outpatient surgery pavilion in Superior Township. Rooms in the current outpatient surgery facility were built about 23 years ago and are too small for technology improvements that would improve the quality of outpatient care, according to Tom Tocco, vice president of support services and capital project management for St. Joseph Mercy Health System.
3. Arkansas' Drew Memorial Hospital. Drew Memorial Hospital has formed a relationship with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, helping the hospital recruit new physicians as DMH prepares for construction of a new surgery center, according to a My Monticello News report. The program would establish a formal relationship between DMH and UAMS, which would benefit the hospital by adding new surgeons as the hospital prepares to add its new surgery center.
4. Florida's Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Regent Surgical Health, a surgery center management company that specializes in hospital-physician joint ventures, and its physician partners at the Surgery Center of Mount Dora, have established a joint venture with Leesburg Regional Medical Center, according to an Orlando Sentinel report. Regent and its surgeon partners opened The Surgery Center of Mount Dora in 2009. The facility offers orthopedic surgery, general surgery, urology, gynecology, podiatry and gastroenterology.
5. Pennsylvania's Aria Health. Aria Health, formerly known as Frankford (Pa.) Hospital, will learn in July whether it has received an exception to build a new medical complex in Frankford. The medical complex would include a 40,000 square-foot ambulatory surgery center, 375,000 square-foot hospital and 40,000 square-foot medical office building. The Lower Makefield zoning hearing board will decide in July whether to grant the exception, which is needed because the property is zoned for office/research.
6. Michigan's Harper University Hospital. Detroit Medical Center's Harper University Hospital has announced the grand opening of another bariatric surgery center. The hospital will open Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute in Southfield, Mich., on Thursday, May 24. Harper BMI offers patients with a BMI of 40 or higher laparoscopic weight loss options, such as the Lap-Band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the REALIZE adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy. The medical staff of Harper BMI includes Michael Wood, MD, Steven Hendrick, MD, John Webber, MD, David Edelman, MD, and Matthew Weiner, MD.
7. Pennsylvania's Reading Hospital. Aria Health, formerly known as Frankford (Pa.) Hospital, will learn in July whether it has received an exception to build a new medical complex in Frankford. The medical complex would include a 40,000 square-foot ambulatory surgery center, 375,000 square-foot hospital and 40,000 square-foot medical office building. The Lower Makefield zoning hearing board will decide in July whether to grant the exception, which is needed because the property is zoned for office/research.
8. California's Sutter Health. Sutter Health, based in Sacramento, Calif., has opened a new surgery center in Elk Grove, Calif. The health system broke ground on the surgery center a little more than a year ago. It is expected to perform about 1,200 procedures in its two operating rooms during its first year of operations. The surgery center will perform procedures in several specialties including ENT, orthopedics and general surgery. Sutter Health approved $10.8 million for the facility in November 2010, according to earlier reports.
9. Michigan's Henry Ford Health System. Henry Ford Health System is considering building a surgical center in Detroit as part of expansion plans for Henry Ford Hospital. While official details on the expansion plan have not yet been announced, possible additions include the surgical center as well as an emergency department, inpatient tower and cancer institute. Plans are expected to be announced in about a month. Hospital offices have said the expansion is expected to cost about $500 million.
10. Kansas' Via Christi Hospital. Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan., is scheduled to soon break ground on a new surgical center. Construction on the $18 million, 40,000-square-foot center is expected to begin late June or early July. The surgical center will be connected to the hospital. It will feature five operating rooms, two endoscopy rooms and a minor procedure room.
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