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.

New Heart of Florida Surgery Center Opening Means Quality + Convenience for Davenport Community

Raleigh, N.C. and Davenport, Fla. – July 21, 2017 – Heart of Florida Surgery Center (HFSC), a new freestanding surgery center in Davenport, Fla., is now open and providing convenient, high-quality, high-value surgical options for residents of Davenport and the entire Polk County region. The 13,000-square-foot 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.

“Heart of Florida Surgery Center is an outstanding option for many of my patients,” said Dr. Nathan Hill of the Hill Orthopedic Center. “From the patient’s perspective, the center provides convenient accessibility, a comfortable patient experience, and the ability to return home quickly post-surgery – often times by mid-afternoon on the day of surgery.”

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.

Compass Surgical Partners Hires Scott White as Florida Market President

Nationally Recognized Leader to Spearhead Florida Expansion

scottwhiteRaleigh, N.C.Compass Surgical Partners, a leading surgery center management, acquisition and development firm, recently selected nationally recognized Scott White to serve as the company’s Florida market president. White’s experience and depth of knowledge in the health care industry makes him an asset as the company fulfills its mission of creating high value partnerships that deliver surgical excellence.

"Our company is deeply rooted in our mission and our core principles that inform how we interact with our stakeholders," said Darin Jay Hill, co-founder and CEO of Compass Surgical Partners. "We anticipate Scott will accelerate our ability to fulfill that mission while embodying our principles, so we are eager to get to work and welcome him to our team."

Scott’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee the operation of Compass’ existing Florida centers and direct the timely opening of multiple centers under development. Scott comes to Compass Surgical Partners with more than 16 years of top-performing success in the medical device/life science marketplace where he drove business productivity and results through a broad-based background spanning sales, marketing, operations and finance.

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

Provides Vero Beach Community with Convenient Health Care Options

Raleigh, N.C. and Vero Beach, Fla. – May 22, 2017 – The Advanced Center for Surgery, an ambulatory surgery center located in Vero Beach, Fla., completed its first outpatient total joint replacement case May 4, 2017. The procedure, a knee replacement performed by Robert Hill, DO, Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology, showcases the expert level of care now conveniently available to residents of Vero Beach.

Interest in outpatient orthopaedic procedures like this one are trending up across the nation. In fact, there was a 47 percent increase in elective outpatient hip and knee replacement procedures nationally between 2012 and 2015, and that upward trajectory is expected to continue. Orthopaedic patients traditionally limited to hospital settings find value in the medical and technological advances that now allow ASC facilities like The Advanced Center for Surgery to provide safe, high value alternatives while maintaining, and in many cases, enhancing patient outcomes.

“Successful completion of the center’s first outpatient total joint replacement case is a milestone our entire staff is celebrating,” said Dr. Hill. “The Advanced Center for Surgery delivers new options and best practices to patients in the Vero Beach community, and our team is honored to be part of that.”