Compass Surgical Partners to Develop New Orthopedic and Spine-focused Outpatient Surgical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida

Skyway Surgery Center Raleigh, N.C. and St. Petersburg, Fla. –January 12, 2017 – A group of independent Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic surgeons, and pain management specialists have come together to form a new ambulatory surgical facility in St. Petersburg, Fla. The new center, to be called Skyway Surgery Center, will be located near downtown St. Petersburg, in close proximity to Bayfront Medical Center. The outpatient surgical facility will be managed in partnership with Compass Surgical Partners, a Raleigh, N.C. based operator of ambulatory surgical centers.

The new center will be 10,000 square feet and have two operating rooms and one additional procedure room. It will be a state of the art center and will support many surgical procedures traditionally performed in the hospital. The surgical experience at Skyway Surgery Center will be second to none, with equipment, staffing, surgical protocols specifically geared toward minimally invasive orthopedic and spine outpatient surgery.

The Advanced Center for Surgery Completes First Total Outpatient Shoulder Replacement Case

Vero Beach Facility Provides Community with Safe, Affordable, Convenient Health Care Options

Raleigh, N.C. and Vero Beach, Fla. – May 17, 2017 – The Advanced Center for Surgery, a freestanding surgery center located in Vero Beach, Fla., completed its first total outpatient shoulder replacement surgery case in November, 2017. Dr. Erin Forest of Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology completed the surgery.

The Advanced Center for Surgery (ACS) has developed clinical protocols specifically designed to support outpatient total joint replacement surgery for qualified patients. Advancements in pre and post-operative care, anesthesia protocols, and pain management techniques allow ACS to safely perform these surgeries in the convenient, comfortable, and lower cost environment of the surgery center. This means ACS and its credentialed surgeons from Vero Orthopaedics, can maximize the value it brings to the Vero Beach and Sebastian communities.

Outpatient total joints represent a growing trend in the industry. There was a 47 percent increase in elective outpatient hip and knee replacement procedures nationally between 2012 and 2015. Additionally, it is estimated that volumes knee and hip replacement procedures will increase 457 percent and 633 percent, respectively, over the next decade.1 Total shoulder replacement should follow a similar trend, with an increasing number of procedures being conducted in the outpatient setting, many of which will migrate to the convenient, same-day surgery setting of a freestanding surgery center.

Physician owned and operated, The Advanced Center for Surgery offers high-quality, complex orthopaedic, spine and pain procedures to the Vero Beach community. The center is staffed with experienced medical professionals, committed to ensuring patients are satisfied with outpatient orthopaedic surgical procedures. The center is a partnership of Vero Orthopaedics and Compass Surgical Partners, a surgery center management and development firm.

The Advanced Center for Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Tradition Surgery Center in Port St. Lucie Opens

Raleigh, N.C. and Port. St. Lucie, Fla. – October 24, 2017 – Tradition Surgery Center (TSC), a new freestanding surgery center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., is now open and providing convenient, high-quality, high-value surgical options for residents of Port St. Lucie and the entire  St. Lucie County region. The 11,500-square-foot center, located just off I-95 on the campus of Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, is a partnership between Compass Surgical Partners, Martin Health System, and a group of local physicians.

“Martin Health System is excited to provide a valuable new surgery option for residents of St. Lucie and Martin Counties,” said Robert Lord Jr., President and CEO of Martin Health System. “We are fully committed to bringing continued value to the communities that we serve. The new ASC provides not only a top-notch facility for patients to have surgery, it also provides an attractive surgical environment for community surgeons.”

TSC is the first freestanding surgery center affiliated with Martin Health System in St. Lucie County. It offers a wide range of surgical specialties, including general surgery, gynecology, urology, podiatry, and gastroenterology procedures. The center is staffed with experienced medical professionals committed to ensuring every patient receives high-quality care and is satisfied with their surgical procedure.

The new surgery center is operated by Compass Surgical Partners. TSC is currently undergoing the accreditation process with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), which surveys and accredits surgery centers that exhibit the highest standard of quality.

“It’s a pleasure to work with a forward-thinking health system like Martin Health System,” said Scott White, Florida Market President for Compass Surgical Partners. “Tradition Surgery Center will be an important option for surgical services in Port St. Lucie and Stuart for many years to come.”

For more information on the credentialed surgical staff at TSC, please visit the website at: https://traditionsurgerycenter.com/physicians 

New Heart of Florida Surgery Center Receives AAAHC Accreditation

Raleigh, N.C. and Davenport, Fla. – August 31, 2017 – The recently opened Heart of Florida Surgery Center (HFSC) in Davenport, Fla. has received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and “deemed status” certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 13,000 square-foot ambulatory surgery center, located at 410 Lionel Way in Davenport, is a partnership between Compass Surgical Partners, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, and a group of local physicians.

"We are very proud of the center in achieving a full three-year term of accreditation. Objective, third-party quality evaluation is critical for surgical facilities to maintain a high level of patient safety," said Beth Derby, Senior Clinical Consultant for Compass Surgical Partners. "We require all of our surgery centers to obtain accreditation and demonstrate their commitment to meeting these high standards."

Third party quality assurance and accreditation assures patients that accredited facilities meet or exceed nationally-recognized standards of care. AAAHC accreditation is a gold standard in the ambulatory surgery industry. The accreditation process includes on-site surveys and interviews to ensure a facility meets a high standard for clinical process, clinical environment, and conducts ongoing quality improvement activities and peer review.

HFSC also received “deemed status” Medicare certification from AAAHC. In addition to participating in commercial insurance plans, HFSC will now be able to provide care for Medicare beneficiaries, maximizing HFSC’s ability provide low-cost surgical services to the community. Referring providers in the community now have a surgical center option for all patients in a range of surgical specialties. For more information on the credentialed surgical staff at HFSC, please visit their website at www.hofsurgerycenter.com.

HFSC is the first freestanding surgery center affiliated with Heart of Florida Medical Center. It offers a wide range of surgical specialties, including orthopaedic, podiatry, spine, pain management, urology and gastroenterology procedures. The center is staffed with experienced medical professionals committed to ensuring every patient is satisfied with their surgical procedure.

Holly Springs Surgery Center Signs Contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C.– August 29, 2017Holly Springs Surgery Center (HSSC), a new freestanding surgery center in Holly Springs, North Carolina, recently signed a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) that provides access to patients in BCBSNC health plans.

BCBSNC is the largest health plan in North Carolina, insuring a majority of commercially insured individuals across the state. HSSC is also contracted with Blue Cross to provide access to its Medicare managed care policyholders.

The result is increased access to a convenient, high-quality, affordable surgical option. Residents of Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, and other areas of southern Wake County now have an outpatient surgical option that is both closer to home and less costly. HSSC provides for a broad range of specialties offered by the area’s premier physician groups.

Holly Springs Surgery Center opened in January of 2017 and is quickly becoming a key provider of surgical services in southern Wake County. HSSC is a fully licensed, Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical center accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), which surveys and accredits surgery centers that exhibit the highest standard of quality. The surgery center is the result of an innovative partnership between WakeMed, Novant Health, Compass Surgical Partners, and a group of physicians, including doctors from Wake Orthopedics, Cary Orthopedics, Raleigh Neurosurgical, Wake Specialty Physicians, Carolina Retina Institute, and Wake Ophthalmology. Cary Orthopedics recently opened a new practice location attached to the surgery center. The 14,000-square-foot surgery center is located at 600 Village Walk Drive in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Compass Surgical Partners provides management services for HSSC.