As consumer interest in shopping malls has continued to decrease since the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems have started to fill the unused space. To date, space in more than 32 malls nationwide has been turned into healthcare facilities.
Here are four ASCs opening in former department stores:
1. Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care has unveiled a $150 million ambulatory care center with an ASC in a former Sears department store in Moorestown, N.J.
2. An ASC opened by the University of Rochester Medicine Center for Orthopaedics and Physical Performance Surgery Center in Henrietta, N.Y., replaced a vacant Sears store in The Marketplace Mall.
3. New York City-based NYU Langone Health plans to build 700,000 square feet of ASCs in former Sears, Burlington and Lord & Taylor stores.
4. A former Sears store in Ontario, Ohio, is being converted into a medical office building with a pain management facility.