Friday, April 22, 2011

Client News: Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Begins Joint Venture Partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare (JHSMH) has begun a joint venture partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) to expand its outpatient surgery capabilities, and build a surgical network in partnership with physicians in the Louisville area. Included in the new joint venture partnership are Premier Surgery Center, currently located in downtown Louisville and SurgeCenter of Louisville located in the Dupont area of St. Matthews. Both of these centers are currently managed by SCA.
As a multi-specialty surgery center, SurgeCenter of Louisville provides a variety of surgical specialties for patients including ophthalmology, ENT/otolaryngology, orthopaedics, gynecology, urology, podiatry and plastics procedures. The Premier Surgery Center of Louisville is also a multi-specialty surgery center which currently does a high volume of pain, gastroenterology and general surgery procedures. That downtown center will be replaced by a new free-standing facility on the Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast campus off Old Henry Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway. The new center is scheduled to open in 2012.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, SCA operates 125 ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and 20 not-for-profit health systems across the country. The surgical centers and surgical hospitals operated by SCA focus on short-term care and primarily provide non-emergency surgical and other procedures in several specialties including orthopedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pain management, otolaryngology, urology, gynecology and others.
“Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare is very pleased to partner with SCA to execute our long-term growth strategy in the area of outpatient surgical services and to expand our system’s footprint in the community,” said Shelley R. Neal, vice president for ambulatory services for JHSMH. “This partnership is physician-led and patient-centered, which we believe is crucial for high patient and physician satisfaction.”

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