Providence Alaska Seeks State Approval for Surgery Center in Wasilla

Providence Alaska is seeking state approval to construct an outpatient surgery center, most likely in one of the medical buildings surrounding Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Wasilla, Alaska, according to a Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman report.

Bruce Lamoureux, CEO for the Providence Alaska region, said the system will submit a certificate of need application, which is required in Alaska for projects over $1.35 million. If the project clears the CON process, construction could begin in 2013 or early 2014.

The facility is expected to have three pre-operative, seven post-operative and two operating rooms. Mr. Lamoureux said the facility could be beneficial to the region because procedures performed in an outpatient facility are generally cheaper than those performed in a hospital.

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