Hilo (Hawaii) Medical Center has announced it has entered into a joint venture with Hilo Community Surgery Center.
The hospital is now a minority partner with the ambulatory surgery center, according to a news release from Hilo Medical Center. Daily management and operation will continue under the ASC's administration.
The surgery center opened in June 2000 and offers specialties in gynecology, ENT, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry, urology, pain management and IV therapy.
"The joint venture allows our surgeons to leverage the surgery center's services for certain outpatient procedures," said Howard N. Ainsley, East Hawaii Regional CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corp., which governs the hospital, according to the news release. "This agreement also follows the accountable care organization's recommendation that encourages revenue generating partnerships between hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers."
Read the Hilo Medical Center news release about Hilo Community Surgery Center (pdf).
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