AMHERST, OH – University Hospitals today broke ground on a health campus at the southeast corner of Route 2 and the Oak Point Road interchange, developed by Monument Healthcare Development. The UH Amherst health campus will include a two-story medical office building and a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.
The ambulatory surgery center, UH Amherst Beaver Creek Surgery Center (UHABC), will provide medical and surgical specialty services and other ancillary services close to home for Lorain County residents. UH expects the UHABC Surgery Center (ASC) to welcome patients in the first quarter of 2024.
The UHABC Surgery Center will be a joint venture with existing UH partner ValueHealth and key local physicians. In late 2020, University Hospitals announced that it had formed a joint venture with ValueHealth to expand its ambulatory surgical network. ValueHealth is the nationally recognized leader in value-based surgical care that will accelerate UH’s ability to provide innovative healthcare services to the communities it serves.
“ValueHealth’s established relationships with employers and national payers will help UH to deliver more value and a better patient experience through our world-renowned surgical expertise,” says James A. Voos, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Jack & Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. “We look forward to expanding our services in Lorain County.”
With five operating rooms and one procedure room, the UHABC Surgery Center will focus on orthopedic surgical procedures, with the capacity for 800 total joint replacement cases per year. Six recovery-focused suites will be located in the same building as part of the Muve orthopedic program, a clinically proven care delivery model for ambulatory surgical centers offered by ValueHealth. General orthopedic, spine, ear, nose and throat, and pain management services will also be provided on-site.
“UHABC Surgery Center will be a central location for employers and payors seeking value-based, high-quality care,” says ValueHealth CEO and President Don Bisbee. “Organizations will save on costs while their members achieve superior clinical results and receive exceptional care experiences.”
“We are pleased to offer patients in Lorain County and beyond another option for high-quality orthopedic surgical care close to home,” says Brian Monter, MSN, RN, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, West Market.
In addition to the ambulatory surgery center, the new UH Amherst health campus will include a medical office building that will house physicians and other providers in various medical and surgical specialties and other ancillary services.
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