Presence Health: New Illinois Surgery Center Would Have "Significant Negative Impact" on Hospitals
Presence Health has joined Northwest Community Healthcare in opposing a proposed surgery center for Arlington Heights, Ill., according to a Daily Herald report.
The surgery center, proposed by Yelena Levitin, MD, a physician on the medical staff at Northwest Community Healthcare, would span 7,700 square feet and include six exam rooms and two operating suites. The building must receive a certificate of need from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board before proceeding.
The facility would perform a minimum of 5,000 procedures a year and be open 24 hours a day, according to the application.
A letter from Presence Health to the Illinois Board said the new facility "would have a significant negative impact on our hospitals." The letter said that physicians from Chicago Surgical Clinic, where Dr. Levitin currently practices, are on the medical staff of three Presence Health hospitals and perform outpatient surgical procedures at those facilities.
"The impact is particularly significant at Holy Family Medical Center, where the physicians of Chicago Surgical Clinic, Ltd., represent nearly 20 percent of the surgery and GI cases performed at the hospital," the letter said.
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