Roanoke (Va.) Valley Center for Sight received a certificate of public need for a new eye surgery center in Martinsville, Va., according to the Martinsville Bulletin.
Here are five things to know:
1. The Martinsville facility will be Roanoke Valley for Sight's third facility, joining a two-room surgical center in Salem and a one-room expansion of a facility in Roanoke.
2. If all goes according to schedule, the new center will open in the fall of 2018 and include one operating room with the potential for a second.
3. The new center will offer cataract surgery and could expand surgeries in the future. Roanoke Valley for Sight physicians have performed around 100,000 cataract surgeries in their center since 2000, when the first center opened.
4. Roanoke Valley Center for Sight is investing $1 million in the building renovations for the new center; the facility is currently vacant but will be remodeled to become a healthcare provider.
5. The dedicated Martinsville center will be more convenient for local residents.
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