107 ASCs opened or announced in the first half of 2019

A little over 100 ASCs were opened or announced in the first six months of this year. Here's a breakdown by month:

January

1. The New York Public Health and Health Planning Council awarded OrthoNY, Albany ENT & Allergy Services PC and St. Peter's Hospital preliminary approval for their $11.5 million surgery center development. All locations are based in Albany, N.Y.

2. A group of Buffalo, N.Y.-neurosurgeons received preliminary approval for their $7.8 million surgery center from the Public Health and Health Planning Council's establishment committee.

3. The joint venture Champaign (Ill.) Surgery Center will open Feb. 4, replacing the older Champaign SurgiCenter.

4. Greenville, S.C.-based Jervey Eye Group opened a new facility for advanced intraocular surgery and eye care services.

5. Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina plans to open an ASC in a former mall.

6. Akron, Ohio-based The Orthopaedic Surgery Center is constructing a bigger, $7 million facility in Boardman, Ohio.

7. San Antonio-based Mission Trail Baptist Hospital opened a surgery center to accommodate an increase in surgeries.

8. The two-story Riverview Surgical Center in South Sioux City, Neb., is taking shape.

9. Phoenix-based OrthoArizona and Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International moved into a new medical office building and ASC in Gilbert, Ariz.

10. Beaver, Pa.-based Heritage Valley Health System's medical neighborhood facility in Center Township, Pa., will feature a surgery center.

11. Melrose, Mass.-based Melrose-Wakefield Healthcare received state approval to build a $16 million ASC at Medford, Mass.-based Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

12. Orthopedic Associates of Hartford (Conn.) opened a $30 million facility in Rocky Hill, Conn.

13. The Washington Department of Health approved Walla Walla (Wash.) Clinic's proposal to open its surgery center to community physicians.

14. Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group is developing a surgery center in the Quincy Mall.

15. Pardee UNC Health Care's planned $16 million ASC is part of the nonprofit hospital's strategy for adapting to healthcare consumerism.

16. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HonorHealth began construction on its Sonoran HonorHealth Medical Center with an ASC as part of a campus expansion.

17. Nueces Clinic and Surgery Center will anchor a planned two-story development in Plano, Texas. The building will feature an ASC with four operating rooms, office space and a diagnostic area.

18. Kingsport, Tenn.-based Holston Medical Group reopened an outpatient surgery center in January in Bristol, Tenn., after the facility shut its doors in August 2018.

19. The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans for a maxillofacial and oral surgery center near Denison, Texas-based Texoma Medical Center.

20. Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center is developing a 260,000-square-foot outpatient center in Katy, Texas.

21. Fairmont, W.Va.-based Valley Health System and East Mountain Health Physicians partnered to build a 40,000-square-foot ambulatory care center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

February

22. Chicago-based River North Surgery Center is seeking state permission to establish an ASC.

23. UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, both based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., are collaborating on an orthopedic ASC project.

24. Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners opened Skyway Surgery Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., in partnership with a group of independent neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and pain management specialists.

25. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Source Healthcare plans to open an ASC, according to Founder Tim Davis, MD.

26. York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health opened an outpatient surgery center in Hanover, Pa., March 4.

27. New York's Public Health and Health Planning Council approved a plan by OrthoNY, Albany ENT & Allergy Services and St. Peter's Hospital to build an $8.4 million outpatient surgery center. Each organization is based in Albany, N.Y .

28. After suing for independence from Atrium Health in 2018, Tryon Medical Partners has opened a $2.8 million gastroenterology ASC in Charlotte, N.C.

29. Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners opened an ASC in Tampa, Fla.

30. Flagstaff (Ariz.) Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint with The Flagstaff Bone & Joint Ambulatory Surgical Center and medical office building.

31. An outpatient pavilion featuring an ASC is coming to Doylestown (Pa.) Health's campus.

32. Glendale-based Ascension Wisconsin held a ceremonial groundbreaking on its $42 million medical center with an ASC.

33. Construction on Granite Falls, N.C.-based Prime Surgical Suites is nearing completion, according to orthopedic spine surgeon Matthew Hannibal, MD. It is expected to open in late 2019.

34. Conway (S.C.) Medical Center bought about 8.8 acres in Socastee, S.C., for a medical office complex. CMC leaders applied for a certificate of need to house an ASC on the second floor of a three-story building under development.

35. Orlando (Fla.) Health's South Lake Hospital Center for Specialty Surgery in Clermont, Fla., is taking shape. The 28,696-square-foot outpatient surgery center will offer orthopedic, podiatry and pain management procedures.

36. New Orleans-based LCMC Health opened Ridgelake Health Center in Metairie, La., as part of a $400 million expansion involving two surgery centers.

37. The Hasting Planning Commission approved Hastings, Mich.-based Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital's $12 million surgical center proposal.

38. Canton, Ohio-based Omni Orthopaedics plans to build a surgery center in 2019 in Jackson Township, Ohio.

39. Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center's planned development in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is expected to cost $51.5 million. VUMC is building a 37,500-square-foot pediatric clinic and ASC. Within 10 years, VUMC wants to expand the building to 100,000 square feet.

40. Doctors United Surgery Center opened a facility in Pasadena, Texas.

41. Casto Southeast Realty Services is developing a $24 million medical office building complex, anchoring a 50-acre, mixed-use commercial project in Lakewood, Fla. The three-story building will have a 13,000-square-foot surgery and imaging center.

42. Columbus-based The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking approval to expand its ambulatory care network by building a large outpatient care center in Dublin, Ohio.

43. Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development formed its 200th ASC partnership with SurgCenter of Clearwater (Fla.).

44. Madison, Miss.-based Capital Ortho's new Flowood, Miss.-based campus houses the Specialty Surgical Center.

45. The University of Miami Health System is constructing an outpatient medical facility in North Miami. The UHealth Medical Center at SoLé Mia will include ambulatory surgery suites, as well as cancer and eye specialists.

46. Medical City Frisco (Texas) broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot, $37 million medical office building and ASC project Feb. 27.

March

47. Dallas-based North Central Surgical Center's ASC portion opened in March.

48. Kadlec Surgery Center is coming to Richland, Wash.

49. Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital will open an ASC in Bridgeport, W.Va., to accommodate the healthcare needs of Bellaire, W.Va., and Bridgeport, W.Va., residents.

50. Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., developed plans for a new outpatient surgery center in Grass Lake, Mich. The health system purchased 40 acres of land in Grass Lake to build an outpatient surgery center. The new facility will be a "hub" for same-day surgical procedures.

51. Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medical Center received approval to add an ASC to its existing building.

52. New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is building a facility that will house an ASC.

53. Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners formed Tampa, Fla.-based Legacy Surgery Center in partnership with a group of physicians.

54. Albany Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital and Capital Region North are teaming up to build an outpatient surgery center primarily devoted to joint surgeries in Albany, N.Y.

55. Worcester, Mass.-based management services organization Reliant Medical Group plans to develop a joint venture ASC in Natick, Mass.

56. Beaver, Pa.-based Heritage Valley Health System opened its 59,000-square-foot outpatient "medical neighborhood" in a new mixed use-development in Center Township, Pa.

57. Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health acquired 57.81 acres in Colorado Springs, Colo., for $30 million. The health system plans to expand its Colorado Springs presence with a 50-bed acute care hospital and an ASC. The complex will also include a rehabilitation facility and at least one medical office building.

58. Orlando Health South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Fla., broke ground on a 29,000-square-foot surgery center March 27.

59. Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is building an ASC as part of a bevy of expansions.

60. Colchester, Vt.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center lead investor Amy Cooper held a ribbon-cutting for the state's first ASC March 22.

61. UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., opened a children's surgery center.

62. Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Medical Center opened The Grobowsky Surgical Center in Temple, Texas.

April

63. Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island, Calspan and the Carpionato Group held a groundbreaking for Ortho Rhode Island's medical office building and surgery center in Warwick, R.I.

64. Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Health System is constructing a series of projects including a surgery center in Frisco, Texas.

65. Easton-based University of Maryland Shore Regional Health gained permission to transition Cambridge-based UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester into a freestanding medical facility. Located beside a new medical pavilion, the freestanding facility will include an ASC with one operating room and one procedure room.

66. The Memphis, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic completed an expansion that includes an ASC.

67. Brentwood, Tenn.-based TriStar Health is moving forward with a $17.3 million surgery center development after fierce opposition from competitors delayed the project for over a year.

68. Surgery Center Services of America is building a 33,000-square-foot ASC in Bismarck, N.D.

69. Ulster, N.Y.-based HealthQuest Medical Practice is building a primary care office and an ASC in a former Macy's in Ulster.

70. Canton, Ohio-based Omni Orthopedics broke ground on a surgery center April 27.

71. New York City-based Kofinas Fertility Group opened New York's first standalone reproductive ASC.

72. A group of surgeons opened Downeast Surgery Center in Bangor, Maine, April 17.

73. Muncie-based Central Indiana Orthopedics began building a facility in MedTech Park, a 37-acre business development in Fishers, Ind.

74. Mike Golpa, DDS, a dentist practicing in Southern California, plans to open Golpa Dental Implants Surgery Center in Tysons Corner, Va., in June.

75. Industry, Calif.-based IQ Laser Vision opened an ASC April 23.

76. The Gerald J. Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery opened in Great Neck, N.Y..

77. Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center won conditional approval to build a freestanding ASC for $19.4 million.

78. The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee — a partnership between Franklin, Tenn.-based Williamson Medical Center and more than a dozen orthopedic surgeons — opened its new facility April 29.

79. Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island, Calspan and the Carpionato Group held a groundbreaking for Ortho Rhode Island's medical office building and surgery center in Warwick, R.I.

80. Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Health System is constructing a series of projects including a surgery center in Frisco, Texas .

May

81. Alliance Surgery Center will be SurgCenter Development's fifth location in Michigan when construction wraps up in November.

82. Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston opened its 10th location, an ASC, in Falmouth, Mass.

83. Cape May, N.J.-based Cape Regional Health System is building a 19,000-square-foot ASC on its main campus.

84. Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services is opening three ASCs, including one that could be the region's largest.

85. Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's northeast Columbus campus development will cost $138 million. The medical office campus will have primary care and several multispecialty services, including cancer, cardiology, orthopedics and neuroscience. The campus will include an urgent care and an outpatient surgery center.

86. A 10-physician group is building a multispecialty ASC in one of North Texas' fastest-growing communities.

87. Medical Facilities Corp. and NueHealth partnered with St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., to develop a new ASC.

88. Compass Surgical Partners and a group of local surgeons gained clearance to build a multispecialty ASC in Winston-Salem, N.C.

89. Anderson Healthcare will add an ASC and pediatric clinic to its Edwardsville, Ill., campus in an $8.5 million expansion.

90. Greenwood, S.C.-based Self Regional Healthcare opened its remodeled women-focused surgery center.

91. Albuquerque, N.M.-based providers Presbyterian Hospital and New Mexico Orthopaedics are partnering to open a surgical center.

92. SurgCenter Development received city plan commission approval to build a surgery center in Boyne City, Mich.

93. Construction of a new orthopedics-focused ASC began this week in Grand Traverse County, Mich.

94. Three organizations are teaming up to develop a $14 million medical office building and ASC in Suffolk, Va.

95. The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group got financial backing to construct a flagship medical office building with a 39,000-square-foot ASC.

96. Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente will open its new Dublin (Calif.) Medical Offices and Cancer Center, a 226,000-square-foot multispecialty complex, May 20. The complex includes a medical office building, a cancer center, an ASC and an urgent care clinic.

97. Specialty Orthopedic Group opened a 33,000-square-foot practice with an outpatient surgery center in Tupelo, Miss.

98. Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare is building a four-story surgery center in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

99. Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina, Calif., proposed a multiyear development project that would bring an ASC to the area by 2022.

100. The Dartmouth -Hitchcock health system broke ground May 14 on a major expansion in Manchester, N.H.

101. Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island began developing a medical office building and surgery center in Warwick, R.I 

102. Macon-based Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants and Research Institute wants to build a cardiology-electrophysiology ASC in Warner Robins, Ga.

103. Southeast Regional Surgery Center is moving forward with a single-specialty ASC in Columbus, Ga.

104. A $7.1 million ASC, with backing from Lenoir, N.C.-based Caldwell UNC Health Care and a group of eight surgeons, is slated for completion in August.

105. Construction on Anna (Texas) Ambulatory Surgery Center began in May. The ASC will feature four operating rooms, four procedure rooms and an integrated gastroenterology suite.

106. Syracuse (N.Y.) Orthopedic Specialists opened an ASC with more space to accommodate joint replacement procedures.

107. Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health is accepting patients at its new ASC in Guilford, Conn.

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