12 Surgery Centers Celebrating 15 Years in 2012
Here are 12 ambulatory surgery centers celebrating their 15-year anniversary this year.
AtlantiCare Surgery Center (Egg harbor Township, N.J.). AtlantiCare Surgery Center was opened in 1997 as part of AtlantiCare's large health system, under the AtlantiCare Health Services division. The top three specialties at the multispecialty ASC include gastroenterology, ophthalmology and pain management. Surgeons also perform orthopedics, otolaryngology and urology cases at the ASC. Physicians perform around 12,000 cases annually at the surgery center. The surgery center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Bend (Ore.) Surgery Center. Bend Surgery Center was opened in 1997 and received The Joint Commission accreditation in 1998. In 2005, the freestanding surgery center moved into a new 20,000-square-foot facility. The surgery center is also Medicare-certified and includes specialists in ophthalmology, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, pain management, general surgery and orthopedics. The surgery center includes four operating rooms and three endoscopy/pain management treatment rooms with 10 private recovery rooms. Surgeons perform more than 10,000 procedures annually. In 2009, the Bend Surgery Center Foundation was created to provide scholarships for local students pursing a career in healthcare.
Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center (Jackson, Mich.). The three-operating room Blake Woods Medical Park Surgery Center is a multispecialty ASC opened in 1997. Surgeons at the center perform ophthalmology, orthopedics and general surgery cases. In 2010, the surgery center reported performing around 6,000 cases annually. The surgery center recently welcomed Sue DeMott as CEO of the 12,000-square-foot outpatient facility. Last year, the surgery center became the first ASC in Michigan to include the TLC Eyecare & Laser for cataract surgery. The surgery center has been accredited by The Joint Commission.
Downtown Surgery Center (Orlando). Downtown Surgery Center has been in operation since 1997 and was established as a joint venture between local physicians and Surgery Partners. The surgery center was initially focused on upper extremity and hand surgery. The ASC is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and Medicare-certified. The surgery center treats both pediatric and adult patients, and includes a back up generator in case of a power outage. Since its inception, the surgery center has expanded to include seven physicians who specialize in orthopedics, otolaryngology, spine surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology and pain management.
Montgomery (Ala.) Eye Surgery Center. Montgomery Eye Surgery Center is a six-bed facility with two operating rooms. It is located adjacent to Montgomery Eye Physicians and provides ophthalmology focused services, including no-stitch cataract surgery, BOTOX cosmetic and LASIK. Montgomery Eye Physicians grew out of the first ophthalmology practice opened in Montgomery by Karl Benkwith, MD, in 1945 and the surgery center was built in 1997.
Mt. Pleasant (Texas) Surgical Center. Michael A. Minadeo, MD, opened the Mt. Pleasant Surgical Center in 1997 to provide ophthalmologic care at a lower cost than regional medical centers. The surgery center was developed in collaboration with his office staff and Physicians Resource Group. The surgery center is located adjacent to Titus Regional Medical Center and currently includes general ophthalmology, laser surgery, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Minadeo's practice, Minadeo Eye Center, includes six physicians.
Musgrove ENT Ambulatory Surgery Center (Silver Spring, Md.). Musgrove Ear, Nose & Throat Ambulatory Surgery Center was opened by local surgeons in 1997, and is designed for a small team operation. The practice, Drs. Hauck, Bianchi & Driscoll, PA, was founded by Kenneth Hauck, MD, in 1988. The surgery center is accredited by The Joint Commission. The surgeons at the center have a special interest in sinus surgery, head and neck surgery, minor general surgery, laser facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Providence Surgery Center (Missoula, Mont.). Established in 1997, Providence surgery center includes pain management, orthopedics, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, urology and podiatry. The surgery center was formed by local physicians, St. Patrick Hospital and Western Montana Clinic. It is licensed by the State of Montana and certified by Medicare. The surgery center is led by CEO Nancy Shooshtari.
River Pointe Surgery Center (Elkhart, Ind.). River Pointe Surgery Center is a multispecialty ASC that includes otolaryngology, general surgery, orthopedics, pain management, urology, neurosurgery, podiatry, oral surgery, gynecology and plastic surgery. The surgery center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Thirty-five physicians use the surgery center, which was opened in 1997.
Schulze Eye & Surgery Center (Savannah, Ga.). Schulze Eye & Surgery Center opened in February 1997 as the only accredited outpatient surgery center in Coastal Georgia focusing only on eye surgery. The surgery center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and includes the VISX Star S 4 excimer laser for refractive surgery. The surgery center also includes cataract surgery and the Argon laser for treating retinal conditions and glaucoma. Richard Schulze Jr., MD, practices at the surgery center.
Southwest Ohio Ambulatory Surgery Center (Middletown). Southwest Ohio Ambulatory Surgery Center is among the largest outpatient surgery centers in Middletown. Founded in 1997, the surgery center is a privately owned company and a member of the Preferred Provider Organization. More than 40 physicians use the surgery center, which has 28 surgeons on staff. Subspecialties at the surgery center include orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and podiatry.
Surgical Eye Center of Morgantown (W. Va.). This two-OR facility, which opened in 1997, is the only ASC in West Virginia accredited by The Joint Commission, according to the center. Seven surgeons perform 2,000 surgeries a year and also use an attached laser room. The ASC hosts glaucoma, cataract, corneal surgeries, plastic lid surgeries, YAG operations, muscle surgeries and intacs for keratoconus, but not retinal surgery. Five of the surgeons are in the same group, Regional Eye Associates, with offices in three states, and Monongalia General Hospital is a minority partner.
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