24 ASCs opened or announced in November

Here are 24 ASCs that were opened or announced last month:

1. White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital plans to offer ambulatory surgical services at a proposed $10.1 million clinic.

2. The University of Illinois-Chicago's department of pediatric dentistry received a $10,000 grant that will help fund expanded services at a new ASC.

3. Atlanta-based Grady Health System is spending $231.3 million to build a medical office building with an ASC and expand an AIDS and HIV treatment center.

4. The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood based The VIllages, Fla. will feature an ASC and more than 25 outpatient specialties. 

5. Houston ASC in Georgia submitted a letter of intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a multispecialty ASC.

6. Work is underway on a 9,650-square-foot ophthalmic ASC in Elizabethtown, Ky.

7. Abilene (Texas) Surgery Center is coming together, according to Chris Whittle, RN, nurse administrator at Killeen-based Central Texas Day Surgery Center and Abilene Spine and Joint Surgery Center. The ASC will offer pain management services and a patient experience that is "compassionate and genuine," Ms. Whittle said.

8. Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health Care has a medical building project underway in Cary, N.C. UNC is building a 96,700-square-foot medical office building that will include an ASC, imaging suites, a pharmacy and multiple medical clinics.

9. Adirondack Health will soon open an ambulatory surgery unit at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, N.Y.

10. Wilmington (N.C.) Eye plans to open the first and only ophthalmology ASC in eastern North Carolina, near its main practice.

11. In mid-November, Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health Care and the Jackson (Tenn.) Clinic revealed plans to build an outpatient surgery center in North Jackson.

12. Richens Eye Center is opening an ASC in St. George, Utah. 

13. The Cherokee Nation and Indian Health Services held a grand opening ceremony for a $200 million tribal outpatient health center in Tahlequah, Okla., Nov. 14. 

14. Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare plans to open its fourth outpatient surgery center in spring 2020.

15. A new eye surgery center is coming to Wilmington, N.C., in 2021, pending certificate of need approval. 

16. The University of Miami (Fla.) Health System plans to build a medical center with outpatient services at Downtown Doral, a mixed-use community in Doral, Fla.

17. Atlanta-based Morehouse School of Medicine applied for a certificate of need to build a $26.5 million ASC on its campus.

18. Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital's ASC is nearly complete

19. An outpatient services department with a joint venture ASC has opened at UPMC Memorial in York, Pa.

20. Saint Thomas Midtown (Tenn.) Hospital is building a more than 100,000-square-foot hospital inside its current hospital that will include a surgery center. 

21. Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) is expanding its presence in Hamburg, Ky., by developing an outpatient surgical and medical campus it plans to open in 2023.

22. The University of Illinois at Chicago will soon begin to develop the Bruno and Sallie Pasquinelli Outpatient Surgery Center after the couple donated $10 million to UIC.

23. Work is progressing on the Steamboat Springs, Colo.-based Steamboat Surgery Center, which will be housed in a former Sports Authority store building. Institute orthopedic surgeon Patrick Johnston, DO, said the development team is targeting a May or June 2020 opening.

24. San Antonio, Texas-based Methodist Healthcare plans to build a medical campus with an ASC, physician offices and an acute care hospital.  

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