St. Louis Hospitals Continue to Protest Surgery Center With Oversight Stay
Hospitals in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur, Mo., are facing off against physicians who want to add overnight stays at their surgery centers, according to a St. Louis Business Journal report.
Hospital executives say the practice creates an unfair advantage for surgery centers, which can profit from services that the hospital could otherwise collect revenue from. The executives also say the centers are operating as hospitals because of the overnight stay capability, and therefore should be licensed as such.
George Paletta, Jr., MD, won approval August 20 from the Chesterfield City Council to open an orthopedic surgery center that would offer overnight stays for up to 72 hours. Hospitals continue to protest the surgery center's plans.
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