7 Surgery Centers Recently Expanding or Planning to Expand

Here are seven ambulatory surgery centers that have recently announced or completed plans for facility or services expansion. If you would like to recommend another ASC for this list, contact Carrie at cpallardy@beckershealthcare.com.

Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center (Bedford Hills, N.Y.). In June, Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center announced that it launched a new surgical suite in Westchester, N.Y. The surgical suite is accredited by the Joint Commission. Board-certified plastic surgeon James Lyon, MD, performs cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures at the Westchester surgical suite and Bedford Hills location.  

Constitution Eye Surgery Center East (Waterford, Conn.). In August, ambulatory surgery center management and development company Constitution Surgery Centers began to seek approval for the expansion of its Constitution Eye Surgery Center East.  The facility is currently 7,000-square-feet. The expansion plans call for the addition for 6,000 square feet at the back of the building, a 2,500-square-foot second story and additional parking space. The expansion of the first floor would allow for more operating room preoperative and postoperative space. The second floor would house staff and administrative offices.

Greensboro (N.C.) Specialty Surgery Center. Greensboro Specialty Surgery Center has filed a certificate of need application with the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation for a $5 million expansion project. The surgery center is currently 11,000-square-feet and includes three operating rooms and two endoscopy rooms. The CON calls for the addition of a procedure room and additional space. The project would involve the renovation of 2,659 square feet of existing space and the addition of 5,761 square feet. If the CON is approved, the renovation and expansion is expected to reach completion by July 2015. Greensboro Specialty Surgical Center is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.  

Saint Luke’s Surgicenter (Lee’s Summit, Mo.). In June, Saint Luke's Surgicenter completed an 18-month, 15,000-square-foot expansion project. The cost of the project was more than $6.5 million. The project added 25 patient rooms to the surgery center, which now has a total of 30 patient rooms. During the expansion process, the center also gained updated equipment. The multispecialty center is managed by Nueterra.

Smoky Mountain Ambulatory Surgery Center (Knoxville, Tenn.). Smoky Mountain Ambulatory Surgery Center has filed a certificate of need application for the addition of interventional pain management services. The center currently has one procedure room.

St. Joseph Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center (Atlanta, Ga.). Thomas Eye Group, based in Atlanta, began planning a $9 million expansion project and the move of its St. Joseph Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center to a new location. The practice has completed a 3,000-square-foot expansion of its Roswell, Ga., office. The move of its surgery center is expected to be completed in November 2013. The surgery center will be moved to another Atlanta location, which will undergo an exterior renovation and complete interior build-out.

Surgical Center of Greensboro (N.C.). The Surgical Center of Greensboro (N.C.) has filed a certificate of need application for a $23 million building, which would consolidate its two existing facilities. The proposed facility would be 46,000 square feet, include 13 operating rooms and add two procedure rooms. The Surgical Center of Greensboro is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.

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