63 new ASCs in 2018 so far

Here is a list of several new ASCs opened or announced during the first half of 2018 by month.

Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com to add an ASC opening or approval to this list.


Moreno Valley, Calif.-based Riverside University Health System plans to build a neighboring 200,000-square-foot ambulatory care campus with an outpatient surgery center this spring.

Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Medical Center plans to open its new medical building with a 17,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center, along with clinical and office space, in March.

Construction on a Bend, Ore.-based surgery center is expected to be complete in June.

Pocatello, Idaho-based Skyline Surgery Center invested in a planned medical campus development in Chubbuck, Idaho.

Medford, Mass.-based Hallmark Health System plans to build an ASC, which will cost an estimated $16 million, at its Lawrence Memorial Hospital campus in Medford.

Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International will open an ASC in West Palm Beach, Fla., in partnership with New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.

Wichita (Kan.) Nephrology Group began construction on a clinic and surgery center scheduled to open in the eastern part of the city this summer.

Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina is opening an outpatient surgical facility in a shopping mall.

Marquette, Mich.-based Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery plans on opening another Marquette location in March.

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Cottage Children's Medical Center opened a pediatric surgery center in Goleta, Calif.

The Hospital Authority of Tift County will begin construction on a replacement facility for Adel, Ga.-based Cook Medical Center in March. The building will include an outpatient surgery center.


Hurst, Texas-based Cook Children's Northeast Hospital will close as a hospital April 20 and become an ASC soon thereafter.

Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb., is constructing a 130,000-square-foot medical office building, which will house an outpatient surgery center.

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Centers, based in Akron, Ohio, plans to invest in a new facility that will offer surgical and non-surgical care. The new center will have 12 operating rooms as well as an urgent care orthopedic clinic, support services and imaging capabilities.

The Butte, Mont., zoning board unanimously approved a special use permit for the construction of a 14,226-square-foot ASC.

Tupelo, Miss.-based Specialty Orthopedic Group is building a facility scheduled to open in February 2019; 12,000 square feet of the new facility will be dedicated to a surgery center with four operating rooms.

Conemaugh Health System held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 130,000-square-foot East Hills Outpatient Center Feb. 7. Both are based in Johnstown, Pa.

Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services will begin construction on a new ASC at its St. Vincent Medical Center campus in April. This will be Providence's fifth outpatient surgery center in the Portland, Ore., area.

Roslyn, N.Y.-based St. Francis Hospital of Catholic Health Services of Long Island partnered with Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health to open the East Hills (N.Y.) Surgery Center.

A group of independent physicians are opening a new two-story surgery center in Center Township, Pa. This is the group's second surgery center.

Nobilis Health in Houston broadened its market reach through a new ASC in Dallas. It is a multispecialty facility with two operating rooms and will offer services similar to Nobilis' nine direct-to-consumer marketing brands.

Jefferson Health, Rothman Institute, NueHealth and several Philadelphia physicians formed a joint venture to open the $17 million, 22,000-square-foot Jefferson Surgery Center in Cherry Hill (N.J.). Jefferson Health and Rothman Institute are based in Philadelphia, while NueHealth is headquartered in Leawood, Kan.

Vestavia Hills, Ala.-based SmoothRock Surgery Center opened in a recently developed commercial business park.


Cincinnati-based Mercy Health began construction on the three-story Eastgate Medical Center, which will feature an ASC, in the eastern part of the city.

Missoula (Mont.) Bone & Joint gained approval to open a larger ASC.

Bakersfield, Calif.-based Rio Bravo Medical Center is developing four medical buildings to add to its campus. The campus currently has a 65,000-square-foot cancer and imaging center with an attached surgery center. By the end of 2019, the cancer and surgery center will double in size.

Froedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee opened a health center in Oak Creek, Wis. At 109,000 square feet, the Drexel Town Square Health Center contains an outpatient surgery center, cancer center, pharmacy and lab services.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health purchased three acres of land in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to construct a 13,000-square-foot surgery center with two operating rooms and one procedure room.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued Fayetteville, N.C.-based Valleygate Dental Surgery Center a certificate of need March 1, clearing the group to open its new center in Greensboro, N.C., June 1.

The Douglas Co. began construction on a 92,174-square-foot Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Rochester, N.Y. The facility will feature an ASC as well as an eye clinic, a dental clinic, a pharmacy, exam rooms and radiology rooms.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center proposed the purchase of up to 14 acres of property for a new ASC and pediatric clinic. The Murfreesboro City Council voted to approve the property sale.

Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center plans to open a freestanding emergency department with an ASC in Auburn, Ala. The ASC will have four operating and procedure rooms.


Longmont, Colo.-based physicians are teaming up to launch the Advanced Vision Surgery Center in Longmont, a two-OR facility focused on eye care and including Lasik procedures.

Compass Surgical Partners in Raleigh, N.C., and Martin Health opened Stuart (Fla.) Surgery Center, a GI-focused ASC.

Goshen (Ind.) Health opened a new outpatient surgery center focused on GI, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain management and general surgery.

Advanced Surgical Center of Boerne (Texas) opened a new ASC and completed its first total joint replacement there April 7. The two-OR facility was developed as a partnership between physicians and Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development.

Twin Cities Orthopedics opened a location in Eagan, Minn., with an ASC that has seven surgical suites. The 26,000-square-foot facility is adjacent to the practice's Viking Lakes, Minn., headquarters.

Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates partnered with Annapolis, Md.-based Anne Arundel Medical Center to open two outpatient surgery centers in early 2019. The ASCs will focus on orthopedic and gynecological services, with at least one including total joint replacements and spine.

Supply, N.C.-based Novant Health Brunswick Endoscopy Center is set to open May 2 as the first freestanding endoscopy center in Brunswick County.

Pain Specialists of Southern Oregon in Medford plans to open a new ASC, Crater Lake Surgery Center, in Medford later this summer.

Clinton, S.C.-based Palmetto Bone & Joint opened a new $9 million facility in Chapin, S.C., which includes an outpatient surgery center.

Edmonds (Wash.) Orthopedic Center physicians plan to open a hip and knee replacement-focused outpatient center in the coming months.

Lafayette Pain Care opened a pain center and freestanding ASC in a former renovated Walgreens building in downtown Kokomo, Ind.

Bismarck (N.D.) Surgical Associates is planning a new development that includes an ASC.


Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health broke ground on an outpatient surgery center May 1. The center is expected to be completed in August 2019.

The Surgery Center at Shrewsbury (Mass.) opened May 24, becoming the first new center in Massachusetts since the state lifted a moratorium preventing new centers in 2017.

A judge ruled in favor of Annapolis, Md.-based Anne Arundel Medical Center's bid to develop a cardiac surgery center.

Boulder (Colo.) Community Health is building a 30,000-square-foot medical office building next to its Community Medical Center in Lafayette, Colo. The health system could break ground on the office space by the end of this year, contingent on approval from the city of Lafayette.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Triad Center for Surgery applied to build an ASC with two ORs and three procedure rooms at an unspecified site for $7.2 million.

Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health sought approval for a 15,500-square-foot ASC with two ORs, a gastroenterology endoscopy room and a procedure room in Kernsersville, N.C., for $12.7 million.

Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America is constructing two multispeciality healthcare facilities in Orlando, Fla., and Merritt Island, Fla., that will both prominently feature ASCs. Each campus will tout a 9,060-square-foot ASC as well as more than 4,600 square feet of medical offices.

The Eye Surgery Center of Knoxville (Tenn.) recently opened the Eye Surgery Center in Powell (Tenn.). The center was completed in January.

Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health partnered with 14 physicians to open a joint venture surgery center, Oregon Surgical Institute in Beaverton. The new facility is 14,000 square feet and designed as a center of excellence for orthopedics, total joint replacements and spine surgery. The center also hosts pain management cases.

Port Jefferson (N.Y.) Surgery Center held its grand opening ceremony May 12 after its initial opening in January.

Construction has begun on an $86 million expansion to the Omaha (Neb.) VA Medical Center, which will add a 157,000-square-foot ASC slated for completion in summer 2020.

San Marcos, Texas-based Carus Dental opened the Carus Surgical Center, also in San Marcos, April 27. The center offers endodontic, orthodontic and oral surgery services.

Willmar, Minn.-based Carris Health opened its $11 million outpatient surgery center in Willmar.

Indian River Medical Center is readying to open the Scully Endoscopy Center. Both facilities are located in Vero Beach, Fla. The center will open in 2018.

Dallas-based Children's Health opened Specialty Center 2, which includes the Live Oak Surgery Center, in Plano.

The Surgery Center for FGM, the nation's first nonprofit surgery center, opened in Atlanta to treat victims of female genital mutilation both surgically and psychologically.

Four Bloomington-Normal, Ill., eye care providers are merging to form a new $10 facility. All optometrists and ophthalmologists at Eye Surgical Associates, McLean County Eye Center, Central Illinois Eye Care and Eyecare Associates will continue at the as-of-yet unnamed merged practice, which will employ about 90 people. The merging practices expect to move into a new facility by August 2019.

Bozeman (Mont.) Health and Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International partnered to build a $20 million ASC in West Bozeman. Construction on the new ASC is expected to begin in 2019.

Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System filed a plan to invest $50 million in a new medical center next to the Laurel (Md.) Regional Hospital. The new facility, UM Laurel Medical Center, will feature a surgery center, 24/7 emergency care, behavioral health resources and outpatient programs, such as wellness promotion.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health purchased 2.25 acres of land for $1.19 million to build its new outpatient surgery center.

San Jose, Calif.-based Allied Pain & Spine Institute announced the opening of Trinity Surgery Center in San Jose.

Denver (Colo.) Surgery Center, a multispecialty ASC affiliated with Pinnacle III, opened.


Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care purchased 63 acres for an ASC and physician office building development in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

Marshalltown, Iowa-based Wolfe Eye Clinic broke ground on a new 25,000-square-foot facility that will include an eye-focused ASC, Wolfe Surgery Center, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Hunterdon Healthcare in Flemington, N.J., unveiled a new 55,000-square-foot office building that includes a 7,500-square-foot ASC as well as an imaging center.

Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened a new 48,000-square-foot facility in Blaine, Minn., that includes Blaine Orthopedic Surgery Center as well as urgent care, physical therapy and sports performance services. The site includes total joint replacement suites.

Buffalo, N.Y.-based WNY Medical Management's proposal to build a multispecialty ASC in Amherst, N.Y., was approved. The $3.5 million ASC will include pain-related procedures.

Central Indiana Orthopedics in Muncie is constructing a $52 million medical campus with a surgery center.

New Lenox, Ill.-based Silver Cross Hospital opened an $11 million joint venture ASC with physicians and United Surgical Partners International in Addison, Texas.

Conway (S.C.) Ophthalmology Associates' Charles Proctor, MD, is constructing a new surgery center and office building across the street from his practice. It will offer only ophthalmology services.


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