Tennessee's Franklin Endoscopy Center Seeks to Expand, Add Up To 20 Surgeons
An endoscopy clinic within the Saint Thomas Surgery Center Network is pursuing approval from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency to expand its offerings, according to a Tennessean report.
The Franklin Endoscopy Center indicated that $7.4 million will be invested to outfit new offices and double the number of surgical suites from two to four. Administrator Deborah Wood said the endoscopy center plans to add orthopedic and ENT procedures.
The partnership expects the county's growing population, along with referrals from the Saint Thomas Health network, to justify the expansion. Franklin Endoscopy Center reported a patient volume of about 200 percent of capacity for each of the past three years, measured against the state standard that each outpatient OR should treat 800 patients annually.
Twenty surgeons are interested in joining the two gastroenterologists at the center, according to the application.
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