Construction is set to begin on an independent, surgeon-led ASC in Jamestown, Wis., the Telegraph Herald reported May 1.
Ten independent surgeons from four practices in Dubuque, Iowa, which is just 10 minutes from Jamestown — Dubuque Podiatry, Dubuque Surgery, Dubuque Orthopaedic Surgeons and Dubuque ENT Head & Neck Surgery — will run the center, according to the publication.
Many of the surgeons involved in the planned Upper Mississippi Surgery Center practice out of UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital, also in Dubuque, and will continue to do so for surgeries requiring overnight stays or for patients with multiple comorbidities, according to the Telegraph Herald.
Construction is set to begin early May and will take about a year and a half to be fully operational, the publication said. It is estimated the center will see 2,500 patients each year.
"This is where healthcare is going," Jacob Wagner, MD, PhD, a general surgeon involved with the center, told the Telegraph Herald. "Medicare and Medicaid and all the other big insurers would like to see more [operations] done in surgery centers, so [this project] is addressing a need for those centers in the community."