All 71 new 2017 ASCs by specialty

There were around 15 new orthopedic-driven ASCs and six GI centers that opened or were announced in 2017; however, most centers were multispecialty.

Here is a list of new ASCs by specialty.

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Pending regulatory approval, Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., is planning to open a $26 million orthopedic ASC with six operating rooms. The 33,000-square-foot center would be complete in July 2019.

The new Lancaster Specialty Surgery Center opened its doors. The surgery center will mainly offer orthopedic services, including outpatient total joint procedures.

Georgia-based Resurgens Orthopaedics strengthened its outpatient presence with a new ASC in Fayetteville, Ga., in summer 2017.

Albany, N.Y.-based OrthoNY earned preliminary approval for its $5.63 million Clifton Park, N.Y.-based ASC. The 12,260-square-foot facility would include four operating rooms and 18 recovery beds. It would be OrthoNY's second ASC.

Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics is expanding through a new 88,500-square-foot building in East Providence, R.I. The four-story building will include an ASC in addition to exam rooms, treatment rooms, MRI and X-ray.

Findlay-based Northwest Ohio Orthopedics & Sports Medicine received approval for a 13,332-square-foot surgery center.

Longmont, Colo.-based Front Range Orthopedics & Spine Center opened a new $12 million surgery center.

Phoenix-based The CORE Institute and Banner Health expanded their partnership to open a new outpatient location: The Orthopedic & Spine Institute on the Banner—University Medical Center Phoenix campus.

Centralia, Ill.-based St. Mary's Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its orthopedic surgery center. Craig Beyer, MD, will join the surgery center in an effort to expand medical services in the region.

Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology in Vero Beach, Fla., opened an ASC. The ASC will include treatment for spine, elbow, knee, foot, ankle, hand, shoulder and wrist surgery. The facility will also include sports medicine and interventional pain management.

Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center partnered with Practice Partners in Healthcare, a surgical services provider, to develop and manage an ASC.

Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C. opened a new 50,000-square-foot building in Fairfield, Conn., which houses Fairfield Surgery Center.

Athens (Ga.) Orthopedic Clinic opened a new ASC May 15 in Loganville, Ga. The surgery center is nearly 10,000 square feet and houses two operating suites and one procedure room.

Trammell Crow and Meadow Partners broke ground on a new five-story medical pavilion in National Harbor, Md., which features an ASC.

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery opened HSS ASC of Manhattan.

SurgCenter Development plans to open the Advanced Surgical Center of Sunset Hills in St. Louis in January 2018. The company's new foray into St. Louis is a partnership with eight surgeons focused on orthopedics, neurosurgery, podiatry, ENT and pain management.



Portland-based The Oregon Clinic opened a two-story, 17,000-square-foot ASC in Newberg, Ore. The surgery center specializes in gastroenterology.

Frontier Healthcare Holdings and Liberty Endoscopy Center partnered to open a gastroenterology-facing ASC in New York, where the two companies are located.

Kernersville (N.C.) Endoscopy Center submitted a certificate-of-need application to shift two endoscopy rooms from its Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Piedmont Endoscopy Center to a new proposed ASC in Kernersville.

New York City-based Mid-Bronx Endoscopy Center officially began operations in August 2017. Physicians Endoscopy will serve as the center's management and administrative services partner.

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, based in Southlake, opened a new 11,000-square-foot ASC adjacent to its clinic. The ASC, Lone Star Endoscopy Center, now has three locations in Dallas-Fort Worth.



Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is opening a surgery center in Beverly Hills, Calif., which will offer ophthalmology services.

Cincinnati Eye Institute opened a new ASC and performed the first surgery there in September.

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Valley Bone and Joint and North Dakota Eye Clinic are building a new surgery center in Grand Forks.

Constitution Surgery partnered with Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare to open the Constitution Surgery Center East in Waterford, Conn. The new 22,000-square-foot facility replaced a smaller surgeon-owed operation.

Allegany Associates, the owners of Johnson City, N.Y.-based Southern Tier Surgery Center filed plans with the New York Department of Health to build an ASC in Olean, N.Y.

Great Lakes Eye Care opened Great Lakes Surgery Center in Niles, Mich.



Baton Rouge, La.-based Woman's Hospital plans to open the Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion in spring 2018. The facility will house an ASC in addition to cancer services.



Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina broke ground on a pediatric ambulatory campus in Charleston. MUSC's facility will include a pediatric ASC and multispecialty office space.

American songwriter and artist Madonna opened a surgery center in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

Los Angeles-based Shriners for Children Medical Center held a dedication ceremony for its new 75,000-square-foot facility, which features an ASC.



WNY Medical Management in Buffalo, N.Y., sought regulatory approval from the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council for a multispecialty ASC in Williamsville, N.Y., but two hospitals are objecting.

McKinney, Texas-based Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center opened in early November. The 27,000-square-foot multispecialty center includes seven operating rooms and is owned by Methodist McKinney (Texas) Hospital.

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care plans to construct a $55.5 million multispecialty ASC and medical office building in Greenfield, Wis.

Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center broke ground on its new outpatient medical building in Oak Brook, Ill. The surgery center will be on the third floor and providers will offer musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and other surgical procedures.

Nobilis opened a new ASC in El Paso, Texas. The new facility includes two operating rooms and two procedure rooms. It will provide multispecialty services, including several offered by Nobilis' direct to consumer marketing brands.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced plans to open a standalone outpatient surgery center in Clemmons, N.C., in December.

Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Hospital is seeking the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council's approval for the $13.64 million Ellis Ambulatory Surgery Center in Clifton Park, N.Y.

Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, broke ground on the $37 million Riverview Surgical Center. The ASC is expected to cover 50,000 square feet. The 50,000-square-foot structure will offer patients orthopedic, gastrointestinal, plastic surgery, OB-GYN and ENT services.

The New York State Department of Health approved plans to construct a new joint venture ASC that would be owned by physicians and Greenport, N.Y.-based Eastern Long Island Hospital. The joint venture, North Fork Surgicenter, will provide pain management and gastroenterology services, according to Southold Local.

New Lenox, Ill.-based Silver Cross Surgery Center opened across the street from Silver Cross Hospital. The center's physicians specialize in ENT, head and neck surgery, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry and urology.

Bozeman (Mont.) Health is opening a new $20 million clinic. Bozeman is building a new ASC within the clinic. The project is a partnership between the health system, United Surgical Partners International and local physicians.

Blackfoot, Idaho-based Bingham Memorial Hospital broke ground on a facility with a surgery center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Carle and Christie Clinic physicians broke ground on a new joint venture surgery center in Champaign, Ill. The new surgery center is expected to open in early 2019.

The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health's certificate-of-need application to expand its services. In a joint venture with United Surgical Partners International, Saint Thomas Health plans to build a 13,000-square-foot surgery center.

Northwell Health opened the third phase of Lenox Health Greenwich Village in New York City, including a $25 million ASC.

Richmond, Va.-based MEDARVA Healthcare opened its second ASC in Richmond. The surgery center will offer ophthalmology, ENT, gastroenterology, facial and plastic surgery, orthopedics and gynecology services.

Roscoe, Ill.-based NorthPointe Surgery Center opened its doors after more than two years of planning and waiting on regulatory approval. The multispecialty ASC offers podiatry, pain management, orthopedics, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal, facial plastics and ENT.

Alongside local physicians and Davenport-based Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center,  Compass Surgical Partners opened Heart of Florida Surgery Center. The ASC will offer orthopedic, spine, podiatry, pain management and gastroenterology services.

Boston-based SurgiSite North partnered with Bowdoin Construction Corp., for its new 8,000-square-foot surgery center in Chelmford, Mass. The center specializes in ophthalmology.

Osage Beach, Mo.-based Lake Regional Hospital opened the Lake Regional Diagnostic and Surgery Center in Osage Beach as part of the hospital's outpatient services remodel. Lake Regional Diagnostic and Surgery Center offers outpatient services such as colonoscopies, EGD-upper scores, esophageal manometry and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based AtlantiCare opened a health complex in Manahawkin, N.J., that will house a surgery center.

Minneola, Fla.-based PMRG opened Henderson Medical Plaza, which is a part of Union Village, a 170-acre community in Henderson, Nev. It houses a surgery center and medical office building.

UCHealth is building a new five-story building in Denver which includes an ASC.

Reno, Nev.-based Summit Surgery Center at St. Mary's Galena opened May 31.

Weston-based Cleveland Clinic Florida and Jupiter, Fla.-based Rendina Healthcare Real Estate partnered to construct a $32 million, 72,000-square-foot health center in Coral Springs, Fla. The center will feature a clinical space, a diagnostic imaging center and an ASC.

Honolulu-based Kaiser Permanente Hawaii opened a 9,444-square-foot ASC at Mapunapuna Medical Office on April 18.

Physician Partners of America held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 15 for its Habana Ambulatory Surgery Center in Tampa, Fla.

VIP Surgical Center in Conroe, Texas, opened its doors.

The Everett Clinic is opening a new surgery center and urgent care walk-in clinic in Edmonds, Wash. The project will cost $10 million.

A year-long process will come to a close for the Athens (Ala.)-Limestone Hospital with the groundbreaking of its $25 million su­rgery center.

Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Medical Center opened an ASC. The ASC features six outpatient surgical suites and will have ample space for expansion.

SurgCenter Development opened its 100th surgery center in Grand Rapids, Mich.: Grand Rapids Surgical Suites.

SurgCenter Development teamed with Miami Surgical Suites to open its 13th operational center in Florida.

After breaking ground in April 2015, Fairbanks (Alaska) Memorial Hospital opened its surgery center.

Abilene, Texas-based Hendrick Health System opened a new surgery center in Brownwood, Texas, in May 2017. The project is expected to cost $5.2 million and include three operating rooms.

Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care is building a new $130 million facility, which will house an ASC and an office building in Kenosha, Wis. The ASC will be one story, while the office building will be three stories.

New York City-based Lenox Health Greenwich Village announced plans to open an ASC in the National Maritime Union Building in New York City.

St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK teamed up with Omaha-based RDG Planning & Design on the Lauritzen Outpatient Center. Lauritzen Outpatient Center costs $71 million and consolidates Omaha-based Nebraska Medical Center's outpatient services.

Lawrence (Miss.) General Hospital opened a $56 million surgery center in April.

Florida-based Lee Health received board approval to build its new $140 million outpatient medical campus in Estero, Fla. The campus will house a surgery center and a wellness center.

Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare is planning to open a specialty surgery center in Rehoboth, Del. The surgery center will feature a Minimally Invasive Surgical Center of Excellence.

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