Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America has announced it is partnering with Roosevelt Hospital in New York and 26 local surgeons, to develop a new, multi-specialty outpatient surgery center on Manhattan's West Side, according to a news release from ASCOA.
The ASC, which will officially be called the Roosevelt Surgical Center, will be located at 619 West 54th Street, off 11th Ave. The partnered surgeons, many of who are affiliated with the Roosevelt Hospital, a member of the Continuum Health Partners network, will serve as the facility's founding medical staff.
The Roosevelt Surgery Center is expected to open in the first half of 2013. It will feature four operating rooms. When fully operational, the ASC's surgeons are expected to perform approximately 7,000 cases annually in specialties that may include orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology and breast surgery, among others.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to provide more services to our patients in an attractive, patient-focused, outpatient environment and, more importantly, to advance our mission to bring clinical services directly into the communities we serve," said Frank J. Cracolici, president of Roosevelt Hospital, in the release. "We are very excited to be involved in this endeavor and are confident that the benefits for our patients will be immediately felt once the center becomes operational."
Brandon Frazier, vice president of acquisitions and development for ASCOA, spoke of Roosevelt Hospital's willingness to extend equity partnership to physicians. "This facility is indicative of the new thinking under way in New York's healthcare industry," he said, in the release. "Hospitals and other larger providers in New York state are beginning to understand that equity ventures with physicians will benefit all parties involved. Most importantly, partnerships such as these provide important checks and balances that, in the long run, maintain quality and greater emphasis on patient satisfaction, safety and positive outcomes."
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