New York health system eliminating outpatient surgery due to freestanding surgery center proliferation — 5 insights

Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System will no longer perform outpatient surgery at its Faxton campus, WIBX 950 reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. The campus is no longer offering outpatient surgeries due to an increased number of freestanding surgery centers in the area.

2. MVHS will still provide outpatient surgery services at its St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth campuses, both in Utica.

3. The health system will stop accepting new outpatients and anticipates all outpatient surgery activity at its Faxton campus will cease between three months and six months from March.

4. The Faxton campus performed nearly 1,800 outpatient surgeries in 2017.

5. MVHS will transition the 44 employees associated with its outpatient surgery department to other roles.

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