Regent Surgical Health, St. Francis Hospital open surgery center for complex cases — 6 highlights

Roslyn, N.Y.-based St. Francis Hospital of Catholic Health Services of Long Island partnered with Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health to open the East Hills (N.Y.) Surgery Center. Here are six things to know:

1. East Hills Surgery Center is the first ASC for St. Francis Hospital and Rockville, N.Y.-based Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

2. The multispecialty ASC facility is designed to treat complex cases such as total joint replacement and spine disorders.

3. The 15,000 square-foot ASC has five operating rooms, along with four preoperative and 15 postoperative beds.

4. The joint venture involved St. Francis Hospital, 34 physician partners and Regent Surgical Health, which owns or operates 23 U.S. surgical facilities, 18 hospital joint ventures and nine total joint replacement centers.

5. The surgery center opened on St. Francis Hospital's ambulatory campus.

6. "A robust ambulatory platform is no longer optional. Hospitals like St. Francis Hospital are at the forefront and as a result, they are well positioned to embrace the risk and realize the opportunities ambulatory care platforms offer," said Regent Surgical Health COO Robert Ryan.

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