Compass Signs Second Tampa Bay Center

safetyharbor(August 15, 2012) – Compass Surgical Partners has been awarded a management contract for Safety Harbor Surgery Center in Clearwater, Fla. The team is providing operational oversight to the center, whose specialties include general surgery, GI, ophthalmology/retinal surgery and orthopedics. In addition, Compass is restructuring the operations and positioning the ASC for physician partner resyndication and growth.


Capital City Surgery Center Opens for Business

capital city surgery centerRaleigh, North Carolina (July 18, 2012) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals announces the opening of the Capital City Surgery Center, a multi‐specialty ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located near WakeMed Raleigh Campus.  The Capital City Surgery Center is a joint venture between WakeMed and community physicians and is managed by Compass Surgical Partners. The new Capital City Surgery Center has eight operating rooms and three procedure rooms currently equipped for general orthopedics, hand, spine, ENT, ophthalmology, urology and general surgery.

The Capital City Surgery Center is the anchor tenant in the recently opened 87,000‐square‐foot WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park located near the corner of New Bern Ave. and Sunnybrook Rd. adjacent to WakeMed Raleigh Campus (23 Sunnybrook Rd., Raleigh NC 27610). "The Capital City Surgery Center brings together a major hospital system, physician partners and experts in managing ambulatory surgery centers.  The end result of this partnership is increased access to efficient, quality medical care in an area that has historically lacked outpatient services," commented Carolyn Knaup, vice president of ambulatory services. "We fully expect some of the outpatient surgical cases previously completed in other WakeMed facilities to move to the Capital City Surgery Center.  This shift will increase convenience for patients and free capacity in the Raleigh Campus operating rooms."

"The joint venture model allows WakeMed and local physicians to strategically align on issues including patient care, clinical quality and scope of services.  In addition, the new outpatient care facility will increase access to high‐quality and cost‐effective medical services.  It is truly a win‐win for both patients and physicians," said Sean Rambo, co‐founder of Compass Surgical Partners.  "We look forward to a long‐standing relationship with WakeMed and our physician partners."

In addition to the Capital City Surgery Center, the WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park houses WakeMed outpatient imaging and lab services as well as pre‐anesthesia testing and space for physician offices.  All of these services are valuable additions to the ever‐expanding medical community in Southeast Raleigh.

About Compass Surgical Partners

Compass Surgical Partners is a national surgery center development and management company based out of Raleigh, NC. Specialized in de novos, turnarounds and hospital joint ventures, Compass combines national knowledge and expertise with a highly flexible, market‐driven approach. For more information, please visit www.compass‐  

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals   

WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not‐for‐profit health care organization based in Raleigh, NC.  The 870‐bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs.  WakeMed’s team of 7,750 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care.  For more information, visit


Compass Closes Second Round of Syndication for Capital City Surgery Center

(July 1, 2012) – Compass Surgical Partners has added 16 new surgeons to Capital City Surgery Center, a joint venture between Wake Med, local physicians and Compass. This latest round of syndication closed on July 1, 2012, creating a partnership with 40 local physicians. The initial round of syndication closed March 1, 2012, with 24 physician partners.

The multispecialty ASC located near WakeMed Raleigh Campus is a joint venture between WakeMed and community physicians and is managed by Compass Surgical Partners. Capital City Surgery Center has eight operating rooms and three procedure rooms currently equipped for general orthopedics, hand, spine, ENT, ophthalmology, urology and general surgery.

DJ Hill Speaks at 4th Annual NJ ASC Review Program

(June 14, 2012) – DJ Hill was invited to speak at the 4th Annual New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Review, a seminar on the latest regulatory and business developments affecting New Jersey ambulatory surgery centers. The seminar is an opportunity for national and statewide ASC leaders to discuss the current issues affecting the industry.

Hill made a presentation on the topic: "National Trends: NJ Implications — Guidance for Turbulent Times." During his talk, he discussed four national trends: the pressure of a lower reimbursement climate, hospital employment of physicians, "power" physician groups and market saturation.

Scott Nation, RN, Joins Compass

(June 1, 2012) – Scott Nation, RN, formerly Vice President of Clinical Operations and Vice President of West Operations for Titan Health Corporation, joined Compass Surgical Partners as Senior Operations Executive.

Nation began his career as an operating room nurse and manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in the outpatient health care industry, serving in critical clinical, administrative and executive roles. He brings a wealth of skill and knowledge to clinical operations, turnaround situations, Joint Commission accreditation and ASC management.

With a deep knowledge of surgery center operations, Nation oversees the day-to-day operations of Compass partner ASCs while implementing an effective, hands-on approach.