Advocate Sherman Hospital receives board approval for $12.7M ASC: 5 key points

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board gave Elgin, Ill.-based Advocate Sherman Hospital the green light to build its ASC in Elgin, according to the Daily Herald.

Here are five key points:

1. The 15,000-square-foot surgery center costs an estimated $12.7 million.

2. The ASC will offer services including general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology and urology.

3. In November 2016, the board held a hearing where ASC proponents and opponents voiced their opinions regarding the center. Those opposing the hospital's ASC plans say local residents have plenty of options for such procedures at existing facilities.

4. Advocate Sherman Hospital plans to begin construction in August 2017 and open the ASC in June 2018.

5. The surgery center is a joint venture between Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates, 13 physician investors and Advocate Sherman Hospital.

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