28 new orthopedic and spine ASCs opened in 2019 so far

Here are 28 spine- and orthopedic-focused ASCs opened or announced in 2019 so far.


1. Morristown, N.J.-based Altair Health opened a 16,000-square-foot ASC devoted to spine care and pain management procedures in Florham Park, N.J., in August.

2. Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute opened the first full-service general orthopedic office in Tustin, Calif., in June. Physicians specializing in spine surgery, general orthopedic care and other areas are accepting patients at the new location.

3. Tampa, Fla.-based BioSpine Institute expanded its minimally invasive spine surgery practice to its new Orlando, Fla.-based facility, which includes medical offices and a surgery center.

4. The Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System opened its multispecialty outpatient surgery center at WellStar Acworth (Ga.) Health Park in July. It offers outpatient surgical procedures, including general surgery, colorectal surgery, gynecology, urology, podiatry, ENT, orthopedics and interventional spine pain management.

5. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital opened a 27,000-square-foot center dedicated to spine surgeries in May in Nashville, Tenn.

6. Mercy Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., opened a minimally invasive spine center and tapped neurosurgeon Frederik A. Pennings, MD, as its leader in May.


7. Beverly Hills-based California Elite Pain & Spine Institute merged with BioHealth Pain Management. The combined organization plans to open a surgery center called Biohealth Surgical Institute in late October.

8. Joint replacement surgeon Stefan Kreuzer, MD, opened a surgery center in Houston in early October. Three physicians, including Dr. Kreuzer, practice at the INOV8 Orthopedics Houston location. The other surgeons are Dharmpal Vansadia, DO, and Jason Brannen, MD.

9. An orthopedic ASC in Granite Falls, N.C., was opened in September. Physicians on staff specialize in performing orthopedic, spine and sports medicine procedures. The development was handled by Flagship Healthcare properties for Prime Surgical Suites, an affiliate of Caldwell UNC Healthcare.

10. The Suffern, N.Y.-based Good Samaritan Hospital opened an orthopedic surgery center in late August.

11. Akron, Ohio-based Orthopaedic Surgery Center is building a bigger, $7 million facility in Boardman, Ohio.

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

13. Concord (N.H.) Orthopaedics will occupy space in Concord Hospital's four-story medical office building addition opening next year. Concord Orthopaedics' surgery center will be on the bottom floor of Concord Hospital's $56 million, 53,000-square-foot medical office building.

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

15. An affiliation between Children's Hospital of New Orleans and Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans will result in several systemwide changes. Children's Hospital will absorb Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children's inpatient pediatric intensive care services. Lakeside hospital will shift its focus to providing adult intensive care and open an orthopedic surgery center.

16. Canton, Ohio-based Omni Orthopaedics plans to build a surgery center this year in Jackson Township, Ohio.

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

18. Hoag Orthopedic Institute opened its first full-service general orthopedic office in Tustin, Calif.

19. The Glendale-based Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin opened outpatient facilities in Greenfield, Wis., and New Berlin, Wis.

20. Alliance Surgery Center will be SurgCenter Development's fifth location in Michigan when construction wraps up in November. The Traverse City-based ASC will be devoted to orthopedic procedures, including joint replacements.

21. Laramie, Wyo.-based Premier Bone and Joint is building a 21,000-square-foot, $10 million surgery center and physical therapy building in Laramie.

22. 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.

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

24. Oklahoma City, Okla.-based McBride Orthopedic Hospital opened an outpatient surgery center in early June. The center gives patients access to outpatient procedures involving the knee, shoulder, foot, ankle, hip and spine, as well pain management.

25. Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists and Ascension Wisconsin are teaming up to build an orthopedic ASC in Fox Crossing, Wis.

26. Construction of the Fort Myers, Fla.-based Performance Health Surgery Center was completed in August. The ASC will offer advanced outpatient orthopedic procedures.

27. The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee — a partnership between Franklin, Tenn.-based Williamson Medical Center and more than a dozen orthopedic surgeons — opened in late April.

28. A group of surgeons opened Downeast Surgery Center in Bangor, Maine. The new center accommodates knee, shoulder and hip replacements.

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