Compass Assumes Management Contract for Princeton Surgiplex

(Jan. 1, 2012) – Compass Surgical Partners has been engaged to provide day-to-day management and evaluate strategic options in the marketplace for Princeton Surgiplex, located in Princeton, N.J.

Established in 2004, Princeton Surgiplex is a one-room ambulatory surgery center that currently has 21 physician partners and includes the following specialties: orthopedics, podiatry, urology, ENT and GI.

Compass is co-managing the center with United Surgical Partners International (USPI), the nation's largest owner and operator of surgical facilities. Compass was awarded the management contract for Princeton Surgiplex in order to restructure the partnership and position the center for resyndication and growth.

Beth Derby, RN, Joins Compass

derbyBeth Derby, RN, a nationally recognized expert on ASCs, has joined Compass Surgical Partners as the Senior Clinical & Regulatory Advisor. As such, she is overseeing the Clinical Operations Program to ensure that all partner surgery centers adhere to the highest clinical standards, quality control and regulatory compliance.

Derby has extensive expertise in assisting ASCs throughout the United States in critical turnaround efforts. She has served as a Senior Clinical Operator for multiple ASC chains, as well as President of the Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association (FASA), the precursor to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). In addition, she is an active member of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and also serves on the organization's board of directors.

Spine Program Added to Capital City Surgery Center

(December 1, 2011)Compass Surgical Partners has added a spine program to Capital City Surgery Center. Two orthopedic spine surgeons and two neurosurgeons have now invested in the joint venture ASC, thus bringing a variety of complex outpatient spine procedures to the center.

Compass was engaged in October 2011 to take over management of the ASC. In addition to a spine program, Capital Surgery Center includes general orthopedics, sports medicine, hand surgery, ENT, ophthalmology, general surgery and urology.

The Capital City Surgery Center will have eight operating rooms and three procedure rooms, and will increase access to efficient, quality medical care and convenience for patients in the Raleigh-Durham area.

DJ Hill Speaks at McDermott Will & Emery's ASC Symposium

(Nov. 15, 2011) – DJ Hill, founding partner of Compass Surgical Partners, was invited to speak at McDermott Will & Emery's annual ASC Symposium, the premier national conference addressing high-level business and legal issues affecting the ambulatory surgery center industry. Hill spoke to an audience of senior executives, and physician and non-physician business decision-makers on the topic of "Turning Around an Underperforming ASC."

The session was conducted with a moderator and panelists. Key points covered included restructuring debt, attracting new physician owners and renegotiating payor contracts.

Compass Enters into Joint Venture with WakeMed and Community-Based Physicians

(October 1, 2011) – In less than a month after its September 2011 launch, Compass Surgical Partners was selected by WakeMed to take over the development and management of Capital City Surgery Center, a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center (ASC). The center — a joint venture between WakeMed, community physicians and Compass — is the largest ASC project on the East Coast in the last five years.

Designed as a joint venture model, the surgery center allows WakeMed and local physicians to strategically align on issues such as patient care and clinical quality. The Capital City Surgery Center is an anchor tenant for the 87,000 square foot WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park located near the corner of New Bern Ave. and Sunnybrook Rd., adjacent to WakeMed Raleigh Campus.