52 new ASCs in Q1 2019

During the first quarter of 2019, 52 new ASCs were opened, received approval or broke ground.


The New York Public Health and Health Planning Council awarded OrthoNY, Albany ENT & Allergy Services PC and St. Peter's Hospital preliminary approval for their $11.5 million surgery center development. All locations are based in Albany, N.Y.

A group of Buffalo, N.Y.-neurosurgeons received preliminary approval for their $7.8 million surgery center from the Public Health and Health Planning Council's establishment committee.

The joint venture Champaign (Ill.) Surgery Center opened Feb. 4, replacing the older Champaign SurgiCenter.

Greenville, S.C.-based Jervey Eye Group opened a new facility for advanced intraocular surgery and eye care services.

Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina plans to open an ASC in a former mall.

Akron, Ohio-based The Orthopaedic Surgery Center is constructing a bigger, $7 million facility in Boardman, Ohio.

San Antonio-based Mission Trail Baptist Hospital opened a surgery center to accommodate an increase in surgeries.

Beaver, Pa.-based Heritage Valley Health System's medical neighborhood facility in Center Township, Pa., will feature a surgery center.

Melrose, Mass.-based Melrose-Wakefield Healthcare received state approval to build a $16 million ASC at Medford, Mass.-based Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford (Conn.) opened a $30 million facility in Rocky Hill, Conn.

Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group is developing a surgery center in the Quincy Mall.

Pardee UNC Health Care's planned $16 million ASC is part of the nonprofit hospital's strategy for adapting to healthcare consumerism.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HonorHealth began construction on its Sonoran HonorHealth Medical Center with an ASC as part of a campus expansion.

Nueces Clinic and Surgery Center will anchor a planned two-story development in Plano, Texas. The building will feature an ASC with four operating rooms, office space and a diagnostic area.

Kingsport, Tenn.-based Holston Medical Group is reopening an outpatient surgery center in January in Bristol, Tenn., after the facility shut its doors in August 2018.

The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans for a maxillofacial and oral surgery center near Denison, Texas-based Texoma Medical Center.

Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center is developing a 260,000-square-foot outpatient center in Katy, Texas.

Fairmont, W.Va.-based Valley Health System and East Mountain Health Physicians partnered to build a 40,000-square-foot ambulatory care center in Martinsburg, W.Va.


Chicago-based River North Surgery Center is seeking state permission to establish an ASC.

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, both based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., are collaborating on an orthopedic ASC project.

Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners opened Skyway Surgery Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., in partnership with a group of independent neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and pain management specialists.

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Source Healthcare plans to open an ASC, according to Founder Tim Davis, MD.

York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is opening an outpatient surgery center in Hanover, Pa., March 4.

After suing for independence from Atrium Health in 2018, Tryon Medical Partners has opened a $2.8 million gastroenterology ASC in Charlotte, N.C.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners opened an ASC in Tampa, Fla.

Flagstaff (Ariz.) Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint with The Flagstaff Bone & Joint Ambulatory Surgical Center and medical office building.

An outpatient pavilion featuring an ASC is coming to Doylestown (Pa.) Health's campus.

Glendale-based Ascension Wisconsin held a ceremonial groundbreaking on its $42 million medical center with an ASC.

Construction on Granite Falls, N.C.-based Prime Surgical Suites is nearing completion, according to orthopedic spine surgeon Matthew Hannibal, MD. It is expected to open in late 2019.

Conway (S.C.) Medical Center bought about 8.8 acres in Socastee, S.C., for a medical office complex. CMC leaders applied for a certificate of need to house an ASC on the second floor of a three-story building under development.

Orlando (Fla.) Health's South Lake Hospital Center for Specialty Surgery in Clermont, Fla., is taking shape. The 28,696-square-foot outpatient surgery center will offer orthopedic, podiatry and pain management procedures.

New Orleans-based LCMC Health opened Ridgelake Health Center in Metairie, La., as part of a $400 million expansion involving two surgery centers.

The Hasting Planning Commission approved Hastings, Mich.-based Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital's $12 million surgical center proposal.

Canton, Ohio-based Omni Orthopaedics plans to build a surgery center in 2019 in Jackson Township, Ohio.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center's planned development in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is expected to cost $51.5 million. VUMC is building a 37,500-square-foot pediatric clinic and ASC. Within 10 years, VUMC wants to expand the building to 100,000 square feet.

Doctors United Surgery Center opened a facility in Pasadena, Texas.

Casto Southeast Realty Services is developing a $24 million medical office building complex anchoring a 50-acre, mixed-use commercial project in Lakewood, Fla. The three-story building will have a 13,000-square-foot surgery and imaging center.

Columbus-based The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking approval to expand its ambulatory care network by building a large outpatient care center in Dublin, Ohio.

Madison, Miss.-based Capital Ortho's new Flowood, Miss.-based campus houses the Specialty Surgical Center.

Medical City Frisco (Texas) broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot, $37 million medical office building and ASC project Feb. 27.


Dallas-based North Central Surgical Center's ASC portion opened in March.

Kadlec Surgery Center is coming to Richland, Wash.

Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital will open an ASC in Bridgeport, W.Va. to accommodate the healthcare needs of Bellaire, W.Va., and Bridgeport, W.Va., residents.

Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., developed plans for a new outpatient surgery center in Grass Lake, Mich. The health system purchased 40 acres of land in Grass Lake to build an outpatient surgery center. The new facility will be a "hub" for same-day surgical procedures.

Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medical Center received approval to add an ASC to its existing building.

New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is building a facility that will house an ASC.

Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners formed Tampa, Fla.-based Legacy Surgery Center in partnership with a group of physicians.

Albany Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital and Capital Region North are teaming up to build an outpatient surgery center primarily devoted to joint surgeries in Albany, N.Y. 

Worcester, Mass.-based management services organization Reliant Medical Group plans to develop a joint venture ASC in Natick, Mass.

Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health acquired 57.81 acres in Colorado Springs, Colo., for $30 million. Centura Health plans to build several facilities on the land. The health system plans to expand its Colorado Springs presence with a 50-bed acute care hospital and an ASC.

Colchester, Vt.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center lead investor Amy Cooper held a ribbon-cutting for the state's first ASC March 22.

Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Medical Center opened The Grobowsky Surgical Center in Temple, Texas.


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