Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, today announced construction of a new outpatient surgery facility at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Medical Plaza Clemmons.
Construction of the single-story, 12,000-square-foot building is expected to take 14 months, with an opening date in early 2018. The estimated cost of this addition to the Medical Plaza Clemmons campus is $8.1 million.
Surgeries slated to be performed at Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Surgery – Clemmons include: ear, nose and throat; gynecology; ophthalmology; orthopaedics; podiatry; urology; and general surgery. The standalone building will offer free parking and ease of access to drop off and pick up patients in front of the facility.
“By partnering with Surgical Care Affiliates, we are providing a conveniently located outpatient surgery center that will meet the Clemmons community’s growing health needs closer to home,” said Kevin P. High, M.D., executive vice president, health system affairs, Wake Forest Baptist Health. “At the same time, providing surgeries in an outpatient setting offers our patients an opportunity to have surgeries closer to home that are safe and efficient and allow them to recover at home.”
Wake Forest Baptist chose SCA as its strategic partner to build its surgery facility in Clemmons because of SCA’s specialization in development and optimization of surgical facilities across the country with health plans, medical groups and health systems. SCA currently operates 201 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians.
Wake Forest Baptist surgeons and private surgeons not affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist will be allowed to perform procedures at the Clemmons campus. The facility will be owned by Wake Forest Baptist and SCA, with Wake Forest Baptist as the majority owner.
An official groundbreaking will be held in early 2017.
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