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Compass Surgical, Bon Secours Mercy Open New ASC
FEBRUARY 8, 2024
Springfield Regional Outpatient Surgery Center, a joint venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health, Compass Surgical Partners and local physicians, announced in a release the opening of its new 12,000-square-foot ASC in Springfield, Ohio. This modern surgical facility will enhance care in the community by offering safe and convenient access to surgery in an outpatient setting, without the need for hospital admission.
The new surgery center has four operating rooms and one procedure room and will offer procedures across a host of specialties, including neurosurgery, orthopedics, podiatry, plastic surgery, interventional pain management, OB/GYN, gastroenterology and general surgery, according to the release. Physicians began treating the center’s first patients in late January 2024.
“I am excited to partner with my colleagues at Springfield Regional Outpatient Surgery Center because they share my commitment to helping patients enjoy their lives more fully,” said Michael Verdon, a physician partner at the center, in the release. “I am pleased to have this opportunity to build on that goal by offering surgeries in an outpatient setting that blends safety and quality with affordability and convenience.”
Leaders at Bon Secours Mercy Health and Compass Surgical Partners share Verdon’s enthusiasm about the benefits of the new facility.
“Compass is thrilled to partner with Mercy Health to establish and operate the Springfield Regional Outpatient Surgery Center, which will provide top-notch care in a comfortable outpatient setting,” said Scott Bergman, market president at Compass Surgical Partners, in the release. “As we open this facility and plan the launch of a series of others in collaboration with Bon Secours Mercy Health, Compass is proud to apply its expertise, leadership and operational platform to a goal our partnership shares: improving the well-being and health of patients in the Springfield community and beyond.”
Through their strategic partnership, Bon Secours Mercy Health and Compass Surgical Partners plan to open multiple ASCs in 2024 and beyond, upholding a shared commitment to improving quality of life not only for patients, but also for the physicians who care for them, according to the release. Moving eligible surgeries out of hospitals and into ASCs creates opportunities for patients to affordably access a variety of procedures, along with pre- and postop care, that are individually tailored to their needs.
Springfield Regional Outpatient Surgery Center is seeking accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and certification from Medicare. The ASC will be managed under the leadership of Administrator Brooke Moats, RN, who has held leadership roles across various surgical specialties in hospitals and outpatient centers over the last 20 years, according to the release.