Here are seven new joint venture ASCs opened in the first quarter of 2019:
1. Surgical Care Affiliates will manage Indian Creek Ambulatory Surgery Center in Overland Park, Kan., 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.
2. Buffalo, N.Y.-based providers Kaleida Health and Western New York Urology Associates are planning a $5 million ASC addition on Kaleida's Harlem Road facility, which will have eight procedure rooms.
3. The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee — a partnership between Franklin, Tenn.-based Williamson Medical Center and more than a dozen orthopedic surgeons — opened April 29. The facility features an outpatient surgery center capable of accommodating 23-hour patient stays.
4. UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, both based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., are collaborating on an orthopedic ASC project. The ASC will be located on the first floor of a former Sports Authority building in Steamboat Springs, occupying 8,000 square feet.
5. Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners opened Skyway Surgery Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., in partnership with a group of independent neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and pain management specialists.
6. 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, N.Y. Once complete, Albany ENT will move into the building's first floor. The surgery center will be on the second floor.
7. A group of Buffalo, N.Y.-neurosurgeons received preliminary approval for their $7.8 million neurosurgery-focused surgery center from the Public Health and Health Planning Council's establishment committee. The project has received support from Kaleida Health, Catholic Health hospitals and Erie County Medical Center, all based in Buffalo.