17 ASCs opened or announced in June


Becker's ASC Review reported on 17 new ASCs opening or announced in June:

1. A 12-surgeon group is collaborating with an investment firm to open a $16 million ASC in Puerto Rico.

2. A local physician and his 20 physician partners plan to build a medical complex in Orange County, Texas. Multi-Specialty Real Estate owner Marty Rutledge, MD, said the complex would feature a medical office building, a surgical center, an imaging center and an oncology center. He said a microhospital with eight to 20 beds, an emergency room and an urgent care center would be built on the complex as well.

3. TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is opening a $10 million ASC in partnership with Graves Gilbert Clinic and three physicians.

4. Developers recently placed the last beam on Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center. The center will have a day surgery center, an on-site pharmacy, lab services and a radiology center.

5. The New York City Council dedicated $5.5 million to build a surgery center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in the city's Queens borough.

6. Local leaders broke ground on a $4 million facility in Jeffersonville, Ind., that will primarily house River Ridge Surgical Suites. The Towson Md.-based SurgCenter Development-developed facility will be 12,000 square feet, with the surgery center occupying 7,400 square feet.

7. An ASC and medical office building is taking shape in Mooresville, N.C. The 31,000-square-foot ASC and medical office building will be three stories tall.

8. The Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System will open its multispecialty outpatient surgery center at WellStar Acworth (Ga.) Health Park on July 15.

9. Oklahoma City, Okla.-based McBride Orthopedic Hospital opened an outpatient surgery center in early June.

10. Joint replacement surgeon Stefan Kreuzer, MD, opened a surgery center in Houston, according to medical device company Innovative Orthopedic Technologies.

11. Missoula-based Providence Montana has a multimillion dollar development in the works that will feature an outpatient surgery center.

12. The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City opened its Indian Creek Ambulatory Surgery Center, a facility with seven operating rooms and two procedure rooms.

13. Las Vegas-based Mountain's Edge Hospital completed a $7 million project that expands its orthopedic services. The 130-bed acute care hospital expanded to add Mountain's Edge Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Center.

14. Baptist Health South Florida has big plans — including ASCs — for its soon-to-be affiliate, Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital. 

15. Knoxville, Tenn.-based Tennova Healthcare opened an ASC in early June, nearly a year after cutting certain services at Lakeway Regional Hospital.

16. Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital and an 18-physician group gained clearance for their surgery center development. 

17. Muve Health plans to open a total joint replacement ASC in West Chester, Pa., as part of its growth strategy.


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