Intermountain to open new Utah ASC

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health is opening a new medical campus with an ASC in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

The campus will offer 24-hour emergency care, outpatient surgery, labs and imaging, according to a Nov. 7 news release from the health system. 

"The interesting thing about surgery centers is because of evolving techniques of surgery, more and more surgeries can be done in an ambulatory surgery hospital more efficiently because you have less overhead and you can have your throughput a little bit faster so the cost of those surgeries can cost less than surgeries that are performed by hospitals," Mike Clark, Intermountain Health Canyons regional president, said in the release. "And that is all part of Intermountain's strategy to reduce the cost of care for our communities."

The emergency department will begin seeing patients Nov. 15 and the ASC will begin to serve patients shortly after.

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