52 New Surgery Centers Opened in 2010

Here are reports on 52 new surgery centers which opened in 2010, organized alphabetically by state. Editor's note: Don't see your new ASC here? E-mail rob@beckersasc.com.




Regent Surgical Health Opens Surgery Center in Anchorage — The Surgery Center of Anchorage (Alaska) opened in December. It has two operating rooms, a dedicated GI suite and a pain suite. The ASC will initially provide services in GYN, general surgery, colorectal, ENT, pain and urology. It is a partnership between Regent Surgical Health and 18 physician partners from Anchorage, with the physicians as the sole owners of the facility.


Surgery Center in Fairbanks Receives Licensure, Opens — The Surgery Center of Fairbanks (Alaska) opened in December. It is a 14,000-square-foot building with two ORs, six pre-op rooms and 16 recovery rooms. The center is owned by 11 physicians and private investors.




New Surgery Center Opens in Sacramento — The Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (Calif.), opened a new outpatient surgery center in Sacramento in December. The Sutter Capitol Pavilion Outpatient Surgery Center features four ORs, four GI procedure rooms and an interventional radiology suite. Specialties at the ASC include general surgery, gynecological surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, urologic surgery and ENT surgery.


New Surgery Center Opens in Costa Mesa — Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor in Costa Mesa, Calif., celebrated its official grand opening in October. The 20,000-plus square-foot ASC includes eight ORs and two procedure rooms and will perform procedures in a variety of specialties including ENT, GI, neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal, ophthalmology, podiatry and general surgery.


Orange Coast Center for Surgical Care Opens in Fountain Valley — Orange Coast Center for Surgical Care in Fountain Valley, Calif., opened in mid-2010 and is a joint venture between Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and physicians. The surgery center performs cases in orthopedics, gynecology, GI, pain management, weight-loss and general surgery. It has four surgery suites and three GI procedure suites.


New Surgery Center Included in Hanford Medical Pavilion — An ASC is part of a new medical pavilion in Hanford, Calif., developed by Adventist Health. The Hanford Medical Pavilion, a 63,000-square-foot facility, includes the outpatient Kings River Surgical Center. Kings River Surgical Center is a group comprised of local surgeons.


St. Helena Hospital Opens Surgery Center — St. Helena (Calif.) Hospital opened the Trinchero Surgery Center in January. The 12,500-square-foot ASC features two surgical suites, two procedure rooms and 10 pre- and post- surgery beds. It is used for both inpatient and outpatient surgery.




New Surgery Center Opens in Middleton — A new ambulatory surgery center opened in Middletown, Conn., in July 2010, according to Chuck Owen, principal of Healthcare Venture Professionals. HVP obtained the certificate of need and led the development and management of the ASC. Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery is a 50/50 joint venture with Middlesex Hospital and three separate orthopedic surgeon groups.

New Surgery Center Opens in Glastonbury — A new ambulatory surgery center opened in Glastonbury, Conn., in May 2010, according to Chuck Owen, principal of Healthcare Venture Professionals. HVP obtained the certificate of need and led the development and management of the ASC. Glastonbury Surgery Center is a 50/50 joint venture with Hartford Hospital and a group of orthopedic surgeons.




Titan Health Opens Surgery Center in Titusville — Titan Health Corp. has opened Titusville (Fla.) Center for Surgical Excellence. TCSE, which began performing cases at the beginning of November, features two ORs rooms and one procedure room. It specializes in ophthalmology, ENT, orthopedics, general surgery, podiatry and pain management. TCSE is a partnership between local physicians and Titan Health Corp.


New Surgery Center Opened by Lee Memorial Health System — Lee Memorial Health System, based in Southwest Florida, opened a new ASC in Fort Myers, Fla. The new Outpatient Surgery Center is a 20,000-square-foot facility featuring four ORs and two procedure rooms. Procedures performed at the surgery center include breast surgeries, needle biopsies, lumpectomies, gynecological surgeries, urology procedures, bariatric surgeries, pain management procedures, plastic surgeries and general surgeries.




New Orthopedic ASC Opens in Jesup — The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia in Jesup opened a new facility which includes an ASC. The 15,000-square-foot facility also includes x-ray services and Open MRI.


Gynecological Surgery Center Opens in Cartersville — The Georgia Advanced Surgery Center for Women in Cartersville opened mid-2010. The surgery center specializes in laparoscopic and other minimally invasive gynecological surgical techniques.


New Piedmont Surgery Center Opens in Atlanta — Piedmont Surgery Center opened at the Piedmont West Medical Office Park in Atlanta. The 15,600-square-foot center is the second surgery center of Piedmont Hospital. It features four OR and two procedure rooms and will offer orthopedic, gynecological, urological and plastic surgery services.




Surgical Care Affiliates' Joint-Venture ASC Opens in Honolulu — Surgicare of Hawaii, a joint-venture project between Surgical Care Affiliates, Hawaii Pacific Health Partners and Honolulu Surgery Center, opened in September. The new 17,000-square-foot surgery center offers a number of specialties including orthopedics, ophthalmology, general surgery, gastroenterology and podiatry services. SCA will provide day-to-day management for the center.




New Surgery Center in Aurora Specializes in On-the-Job Injuries — A new ASC opened in Aurora, Ill., which specializes in treatment of patients injured on the job. The 4,000-square foot Ambulatory Surgical Care Facility, LLC, is a partnership with Marque Medicos. Five surgeons and an internist will provide services in orthopedic procedures, including spine surgery, interventional pain, reconstructive plastic surgeries and hand and foot surgeries.


New Ophthalmology ASC Opens in Springfrield — Prairie Surgery Center, an eye surgery center in Springfield, Ill., opened in August. The $3 million ASC, with $2 million for building costs and $1 million in equipment costs, is attached to the back of Prairie Eye & Lasik Center. The ASC will initially just perform procedures in ophthalmology, primarily cataract surgery for Medicare patients.




St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Outpatient Surgery Center — St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, Ind., opened a new outpatient surgery center, St. Mary Medical Center Outpatient Surgery at Lake Park. The surgery center will serve as a satellite facility of the hospital's main campus located three miles north. The facility features four ORs and two surgical procedure rooms as well as a recovery suite. Surgical procedures performed at Lake Park include general surgery, cosmetic/plastic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedics and gastroenterology.




New ASC Opens in Spencer — The Spencer (Iowa) Surgery and Laser Center opened, giving Iowa its 32nd ASC. The ASC features three ORs and performs procedures in orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management, plastic surgery and laser surgery.




New Surgery Center Opens in Galena — Stateline Surgery Center in Galena, Kan., opened in March. The freestanding surgery center was developed by Ortho-4-States, an orthopedic group formerly of Joplin, Mo. The physicians built a 14,000-square-foot surgery center with two ORs and four large overnight rooms to accommodate the additional recovery time for spine cases performed at the center.




Louisiana Hospital Opens New Surgery Center in Covington — St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La., opened a new 20,000 square-foot ASC. Covington Surgery Center has three OR suites and performs procedures in many specialties including orthopedics, ENT, urology, dental surgery and gynecology.





New ASC Opens in Greenbelt — SurgCenter of Greenbelt (Md.), developed by SurgCenter Development, opened in 2010. The ASC, operated by SurgCenter and 10 local physicians, is located in the first floor of Greenbelt Ambulatory Care Center.




New Surgery Center Opens for Berkshire Medical Center — Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass., opened a new, $20 million ASC. The Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery performs procedures predominantly in orthopedics. It also performs ophthalmology, ENT, general surgery and eventually gynecology and plastics.




Eye Surgery Center Opens in Fraser — A new ASC providing retina surgical services opened in Fraser, Mich. The Fraser Eye Care Center was built by Eye Care Center of Port Huron (Mich.).




Ophthalmology Surgery Center Opens in Blaine — A new ophthalmology ASC opened in Blaine, Minn., as part of a specialty medical office. The surgery center was developed by Minnesota Eye Consultants which offers LASIK surgery, cataract and implant surgery, glaucoma, corneal and external disease, oculoplastic surgery and all vision correction procedures.




Freeman Surgical Center in Missouri Set to Open — Freeman Surgical Center, an ASC developed in Joplin, Mo., by Freeman Health System, Nueterra Healthcare and local physicians, opened in June. The $5 million, 17,735 square-foot surgery center features four ORs to be used by specialists in areas including ENT, gynecology, hand surgery, orthopedics, pain management and general surgery. Freeman and Nueterra lease the center, and the investing physicians own the building.




Brown Hand Center Adds Surgery Center — Brown Hand Center in Henderson, Nev., opened a new surgery center. The surgery center, called St. Michael's Center for Special Surgery, will focus initially on carpal tunnel syndrome treatment and procedures, and possibly expand services offered in the future.


New Hampshire


New ASC Opens in Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center opened a new ASC in Lebanon. DHMC's Outpatient Surgery Center cost $31 million, has four ORs and offers orthopedics, plastics and ophthalmology, urology, and ENT. There is room for expansion into four other ORs.


New Jersey


New Surgery Center Opened by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, based in New Brunswick, N.J., opened a new outpatient surgery center in New Brunswick. The new Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion is a 13,000-square-foot ASC with four ORs and an endoscopy room. It sees cases in general surgery, gynecology, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, podiatric and retina-vitreous surgery, endoscopy and orthopedic surgery. The ASC began treating patients in September.


New Orthopedic ASC Opens in Vineland — New Jersey's Premier Orthopaedic Associates opened a new ASC in Vineland, N.J. The $6 million, 16,000-square-foot facility includes the ASC, physician offices and a service imaging center.


Virtua Health Opens $31M Wellness Facility, Surgery Center — New Jersey's Virtua Health opened a $31 million wellness facility in Sewell, N.J., which includes a surgery center. The 256,000 square-foot center features physician offices, a surgery center, a fitness center, a spa, a cafe and an immediate care center.


New Surgery Center Opens in Somerset — Ambulatory Surgical Center of Somerset in Bridgewater, N.J., opened in mid-2010. The surgery center performs procedures in orthopedics, pain management and spine.


New Mexico


Plains Regional Medical Center Opens Surgery Center — Plains Regional Medical Center, a 106-bed hospital in Clovis, N.M., opened a multispecialty surgery center. Plains Outpatient Surgery Center is equipped for general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology and podiatry.

New York


ASCOA Announces Opening of Surgery Center in Bay Shore — Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America announced the opening of South Shore Surgery Center in Bay Shore, N.Y. The ASC, developed in collaboration with a group of surgeons, is an 11,000-square-foot facility with three ORs, two procedure rooms, pre-operative and recovery areas, sterilizing room, business office and reception area. Physicians will perform outpatient surgical procedures in general surgery, orthopedics, ENT and pain management. The surgery center will be operated by area physicians, with ASCOA providing daily administrative and consulting services.


York Hospital Opens Surgical Center — York (N.Y.) Hospital completed development of a new surgical center. The new surgery center is an expansion and renovation of the hospital's existing surgery center.


ASC Opens in Rye — Rye (N.Y.) Ambulatory Surgical Center opened in mid-2010. The $4.5 million, 14,000-square-foot ASC, owned by the physicians of WESTMED (formerly called the Westchester Medical Group), features four ORs and 16 patient bays. The center is expected to perform 4,000 procedures annually and surgical specialties include ophthalmology, orthopedics, urology, podiatry and GYN.


Upstate New York's Largest Hospital-Affiliated GI ASC Opens — The University of Rochester Medical Center opened upstate New York's largest hospital-affiliated ambulatory GI center. The center, located on the second floor of the URMC Surgery Center, offers gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy services. Features of the 10,000-square-foot GI center include four endoscopy rooms, 12 private admitting/recovery bays and 12 examination rooms.


United Health Services Opens New Surgery Center in Johnson City United Health Services opened the Ambulatory Surgery Center and Pre-Admission Testing Program in Johnson City, N.Y. The surgery center performs procedures in ophthalmology, gynecology, ENT, orthopedics, general surgery and podiatry.


North Carolina


New Bariatric Surgery Center Opens in Lexington — A new bariatric surgery center opened in Lexington, N.C. Bariatric Surgery Center of Lexington Memorial Hospital was opened by Adolfo Fernandez, MD, and Stephen McNatt, MD. They are both bariatric surgeons with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.




Physician/Hospital Joint Venture Surgery Center Opens in Medina — A new ASC developed by Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health System and physicians from the Medina, Ohio, area, opened in Medina County. The Summa Health Center at Lake Medina is a 100,000-square-foot facility that includes a three-suite ASC. The same-day surgery center will provide outpatient surgery in ophthalmology, hand surgery, pain management, general surgery, gynecology, podiatry and plastic surgery.




Surgery Center in Oklahoma City Opened by OU Medical Center — OU Medical Center opened a new $18.1 million surgery center. OU Medical Center Surgery Center has five ORs, two procedure rooms and performs cases in specialties including orthopedics, urology, general surgery, pain management, oral surgery and sports medicine.




ENT Surgical Center Opens in Carlisle — Carlisle (Pa.) Regional Medical Center opened a new ENT surgical and medical care center in Carlisle. The MidState Ear, Nose & Throat Center provides care for general ENT disorders, including tinnitus, nasal obstructions, sleep apnea, recurrent tonsillitis, neck masses, thyroid gland disease and enlarged lymph nodes.


Heritage Valley Health System Opens Endoscopy Center — Heritage Valley Health System opened a new endoscopy center in Moon Township, Pa. The Heritage Valley Endoscopy Center provides patients with a variety of endoscopic services, such as colonoscopy, esophagoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and radiological fluoroscopy. The center also features 14 private treatment areas for pre- and post-procedure assessment.


South Dakota


New ASC Opened by Avera McKennan Hospital — Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., opened the Avera Surgery Center. The 34,000-square-foot ASC has eight operating suites and 28 private patient rooms. The ASC performs procedures in the following specialties: ENT, gynecology, urogynecology, general surgery, spine, urology, orthopedics, plastic surgery and GI.




New Surgery Center Opens at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital — Construction on a 106,772-square-foot medical-office building located on the campus of Jackson–Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. was completed in early 2010. The building features an ASC, which has been leased by Jackson-Madison's parent company, West Tennessee Healthcare.


Mercy Health Partners Opens New Surgery Center in Knoxville — Mercy Health Partners opened Mercy Surgery Center West in Knoxville, Tenn. The 21,527 square-foot ASC has four ORs, two endoscopic suites and performs procedures in GI/endoscopy, pain management, plastic surgery, gynecology, ENT, orthopedics, general surgery and other procedures.




New Surgery Center Opens in Baytown — A new ambulatory surgery center opened in Baytown, Texas. The ASC, Oprex Surgery Center, is part of a 25,000-square-foot facility called Altus Medical Center.


New Surgery Center Opens in Palestine — Willow Creek Surgery Center opened in Palestine, Texas. The ASC includes two ORs and two procedure rooms, and performs procedures in specialties including endoscopy, pain management, orthopedics and general surgery.


Pain Specialist Opens New ASC in Round Rock — Pain specialist Mark T. Malone, MD, opened a new ASC in Round Rock, Texas. Round Rock Surgery Center, a 9,000-square-foot ASC, opened in June and was the fifth location for the pain management chain.




New ASC Opens in Pasco Hospital – A new surgery center opened in the Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco, Wash. The $2 million ASC features 12 private rooms, three GI procedure rooms and a Mako surgery robot for knee and hip replacements.



West Virginia


Raleigh General Hospital Opens Surgery Center — Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, W.V., opened a new $8 million ASC. The new ASC includes endoscopy and a technologically advanced OR.




New Orthopedic Surgery Center Opens in Bellevue — Bellin Health Orthopedic Surgery Center and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialists opened an $11.9 million surgery center and clinic in Bellevue, Wis. The facility includes a 15,000 square-foot orthopedic surgery center and a 35,000 square-foot orthopedic and rheumatology clinic.

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