10 Surgery Centers Recently Undergoing & Completing Expansion Projects
Allen Ambulatory Surgery Center (Waterloo, Iowa). Allen Ambulatory Surgery Center completed a $10 million expansion project in January 2010. The project broke ground in late 2008 and added 14,000-square-feet to the surgery center, which was a decade old. The expansion included 11 private preoperative rooms, six recovery bays and 14 ambulatory recovery rooms. As a result of the project, surgeons will be able to perform more complex procedures that require 23-hour stays. Surgeons bring ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, orthopedics, pain management, gynecology, urology and ophthalmology cases to the center.
Aspen Surgery Center (Simi Valley, Calif.). Aspen Surgery Center is undergoing a $2 million expansion project, which is funded by a grant from Adventist Health, the center's parent company. The expansion will grow the facility by 30 percent and add a second GI lab, recovery room and additional offices. The center's three operating rooms were recently renovated and this new project will upgrade the HVAC system and staff lounge area. The construction is being done on weekends and evenings, and is expected to be completed by December. Surgeons at the facility perform several cases, including general surgery, gynecology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and urology.
Burnsville (Minn.) Surgical Center. Burnsville Surgical Center, owned by the physicians of Twin Cities Orthopedics, recently announced plans to expand with a 35,200-square-foot, two story addition to its existing building. The surgery center is currently 46,100 square feet. Originally established in 2005, the surgery center includes physicians who have a special interest in sports medicine and orthopedics. The addition will include more space for the practice's physical therapy clinic, which will move into the building, which also has MRI, X-ray, physician offices and exam rooms.
Gardendale (Ala.) Surgical Center. Originally opened in February 2010, Gardendale Surgical Center announced plans to double its capacity at in October 2011. The center, owned by Gardendale Surgical Associates, planned to add two operating rooms and a procedure room to its existing facility. Surgeons perform colonoscopies, endoscopies, pain blocks, cataracts and orthopedic procedures at the surgery center, among other cases. The expansion will likely add 10 positions to the facility, which is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (Fort Collins, Colo.). The Orthopaedic & Spine Centre of the Rockies recently began a renovation to its surgery center. The 24-physician practice will have 20 percent more space to its facility for exam rooms, lobbies, recover center patient rooms, MRI center and a therapy department gym. The project will add 11,200-square-feet to the facility and it is expected to take a year to complete. The surgeons have a special interest in orthopedics, sports medicine and podiatry. They are lead by Sean Grey, MD, president of the Orthopaedic & Spine Center's board.
The Outpatient Surgery Center at The Toledo (Ohio) Clinic. The Outpatient Surgery Center at The Toledo Clinic completed a several-million dollar expansion earlier this year. The project included a 7,800-square-foot addition and 12,000-square-foot renovation. The surgery center grew from six to 10 surgery/procedure suites and expanded its pre- and postoperative areas. The patient waiting area was also partially remodeled and the expansion allowed the surgery center to add 19 full-time positions. Surgeons perform more than 11,000 outpatient procedures at the center each year. The surgery center was also recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as part of its program dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy.
New Mexico Orthopaedic Surgery Center (Albuquerque). After a recent expansion, New Mexico Orthopaedic Surgery Center includes eight operating rooms and two treatment rooms. Physicians at the center perform orthopedic surgery, pain management and podiatry. The surgery center's partners include 20 physicians and its corporate partner, United Surgical Partners International. It is led by administrator Jeff Thompson and medical director Anthony Pachelli, MD, and accredited by the Joint Commission.
Pocono Ambulatory Surgery Center (Stroudsburg, Pa.). Pocono Ambulatory Surgery Center announced plans to double in size in March 2011. The ASC planned to expand from 21,000 square feet to 38,600 square feet with new parking, patient entry and discharge facilities added. Led by chairwoman of the Pocono Ambulatory Service Board and president and CEO of Pocono Health System and Pocono Medical Center Kathleen E. Kuck, the surgery center plans for the expansion to be completed this year. First opened in 1990, the surgery center and its physician partners will add three new surgical suites to its building. Services performed at the center include orthopedics, podiatry, pain management, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology and endoscopy.
Shoreline Surgery Center (Portage). Known for more than a decade as Outpatient Surgery Center of Portage, Shoreline Surgery Center reopened in April 2012 after a $2.5 million renovation and expansion project. The surgery center grew from two to four operating rooms and is now 220-square-feet larger with new equipment. The surgery center is on the Portage Hospital Campus and surgeons perform general surgery, orthopedics, pain management, gynecology, ophthalmology and urology procedures. The surgery center is accredited by the Joint Commission Accreditation of Hospital Organization.
UPMC Hamot Surgery Center (Pittsburgh). Originally established in 2001, UPMC Hamot Surgery Center recently completed a $5 million expansion project which added additional operating rooms, recovery beds, a GI endoscopy center and additional parking. The freestanding outpatient surgery center offers 11 different specialties, including orthopedics, pain management, ENT, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, urology and podiatry. After the expansion, the surgery center has become one of the largest freestanding ASCs in Pennsylvania.
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