The partnership between two physicians and Eastern Long Island Hospital gained approval from the New York State Department of Health to construct a new surgery center, according to Southold Local.
Here are five things to know:
1. The partnership is between pain management physician Frank Adipietro, MD, gastroenterologist Dhiren Mehta, MD, and Greenport, N.Y.-based Eastern Long Island Hospital, and is expected to serve two to three patients per hour.
2. The new 5,564-square-foot building targeted for the project previously housed Suffolk County Water Authority. When construction is complete, the facility is expected to include two operating rooms, one procedure room and three preoperative bays as well as six postoperative bays.
3. The physicians expect to perform 3,450 procedures at the center in the first year of operation and grow volume to 4,600 by the third year. The physicians will split time; four days for Dr. Adipietro and one day for Dr. Mehta.
4. The application shows Eastern Long Island Hospital will own 20 percent of the surgery center while Dr. Adipietro will own 45 percent and Dr. Mehta will have 30 percent ownership. Dr. Adiepietro currently serves on the ELIH board of directors and will become the ASC's medical director.
5. The New York State Department of Health granted the certificate of need for the ASC to move forward, with the application stating procedures will come from Eastern Long Island Hospital and include cases that are more appropriate for the outpatient setting than the inpatient setting.