25 joint venture ASCs in 2019 — State-by-state breakdown

So far this year, 25 joint-venture partnerships have opened or announced ASCs.

A state-by-state breakdown of where the joint ventures are popping up:


Anchor Health Properties closed an investment in the 89,000-square-foot La Ronde Medical Centre, an outpatient medical center in Sun City. Anchor Health invested in the center through a joint venture with The Carlyle Group.


Greenbrae-based Marin Health Ventures leased 17,280 square feet in a medical office building to build a joint-venture ASC.


Steamboat Springs-based providers UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute are collaborating on an orthopedic ASC project.


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

Compass Surgical Partners also opened Skyway Surgery Center in St. Petersburg in partnership with a group of independent neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and pain management specialists.


Physician owners of Skyline Surgery Center partnered with Pocatello-based Portneuf Medical Center, Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital and Idaho Falls-based Mountain View Hospital to form a joint venture.


Champaign Surgery Center opened Feb. 4, replacing the older Champaign SurgiCenter. The surgery center is a joint venture between Urbana-based Carle and Champaign-based Christie Clinic.


Surgical Care Affiliates will manage Indian Creek Ambulatory Surgery Center in Overland Park,  which is expected to open in June. Kansas City-based University of Kansas Health System and physician investors will jointly own and operate the multispecialty facility.

New York

New York's Public Health and Health Planning Council approved OrthoNY, Albany ENT & Allergy Services PC, and St. Peter's Hospital's plan to build an $8.4 million outpatient surgery center. All organizations are based in Albany. 

Albany-based providers Albany Medical Center, Saratoga Hospital and Capital Region North teamed up to build an outpatient surgery center primarily devoted to joint surgeries. 

New York City-based Mount Sinai Ambulatory Ventures and Ridgefield, Conn.-based Merritt Healthcare applied for a certificate of need to build a $10.2 million, gastroenterology-focused ASC.

Buffalo-based providers Kaleida Health and Western New York Urology Associates are planning a $5 million ASC addition on Kaleida's Harlem Road facility.

A group of Buffalo-based neurosurgeons received preliminary approval for their $7.8 million neurosurgery-focused surgery center. 


Melrose-based Melrose-Wakefield Healthcare received state approval to build a $16 million ASC at Medford-based Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The ASC is a joint venture between Melrose-Wakefield and Worcester-based Shields Health Care.

Worcester-based management services organization Reliant Medical Group plans to develop a joint venture ASC in Natick with local physicians and Quincy-based Shields Health Care Group.

Boston-based Brigham Health and South Weymouth-based South Shore Health System are collaborating on a medical building development as part of a $1.6 billion redevelopment in Quincy. 


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

New Jersey

Vantage Surgery Center is offering same-day total joint replacement procedures after moving from Medford to a new building in Moorestown. Vantage is a joint venture between Virtua — a Marlton-based health system — and physician investors from Sewell-based Reconstructive Orthopedics, Voorhees-based Advanced Pain Consultants and Mount Holly-based Pain Care Associates.

North Carolina

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


Sandusky-based Firelands Regional Medical Center is closing its ASC in June and reopening it in collaboration with NOMS Healthcare and Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. 


Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates broke ground on the Union Pines Surgery Center, a joint venture with Tulsa-based St. John Medical Center.


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


Three organizations are teaming up to develop a $14 million medical office building and ASC in Suffolk. Construction on the joint venture involving Suffolk-based Lakeview Medical Center, Chesapeake-based Bayview Physicians Group, and Suffolk-based Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center began May 14.


Anchor Health Properties entered into a joint venture with a Carlyle Group affiliate to acquire three medical office buildings in Seattle: the Woodlands Medical Office Building and two buildings featuring The Doctors Clinic.


Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development is developing a spine ASC in Neenah, Wis., through a joint venture with physicians. The joint venture, Advanced Spine Center of Wisconsin, is expected to occupy the building in June.

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