Is Applying for a Certificate of Need (CON) for a New ASC ‘worth it?’ 

Insights from an ASC Expert
Scott Bacon

July 28, 2021 - Is Applying for a Certificate of Need (CON) for a New ASC ‘worth it?’ 

In about half the states in the U.S., a Certificate of Need (CON) is required to develop a new ASC. The efficacy of CON can be a controversial issue, but this article will not discuss the value of the legislation. Instead, I’ll provide a brief overview of the process and key items to consider before filing an application. We’ll discover whether applying for a CON is really worth it. 

Read more: Is Applying for a Certificate of Need (CON) for a New ASC ‘worth it?’ 

First Spine Surgery Center of Excellence to Open in North Carolina’s Triangle

Raleigh Neurological Clinic and Compass Partner in Raleigh Neurosurgical and Spine Surgery Center

June 17, 2021 –Raleigh, N.C.Raleigh Neurological Clinic (RNC) and Compass Surgical Partners form a partnership in the first spine-focused ASC in the Triangle, Raleigh Neurosurgical and Spine Surgery Center (RNSS).

Compass is honored to partner with RNC and its highly proficient spine surgeons that make up the practice. This new facility will be located at 5221 Six Forks Road and conveniently accessible from I-440. It will include one operating room and two procedure rooms for neurosurgery and pain procedures. RNSS will open in 2021, and Compass will serve as its operating partner.

Read more: First Spine Surgery Center of Excellence to Open in North Carolina’s Triangle

Compass Partners with Local Surgeons in Specialized Joint and Spine Center

June 11, 2020 – Odessa, F.L. and Raleigh, N.C. – Compass Surgical Partners announcedExterior rendering 3 a partnership with local physicians in newly constructed Comprehensive Outpatient Joint & Spine Institute (COJSI) in Odessa, FL. COJSI specializes in total joints, sports medicine, spine procedures, and pain management. This partnership brings together multiple reputable physician groups in the area, including surgeons from Florida Joint Care Institute, NeuSpine, and WCMI Ortho.

“This surgery center will deliver a world class patient experience that exceeds hospital care,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Cook, total joint surgeon and partner in COJSI. “As a center of excellence for outpatient joint, spine and orthopaedic cases, COJSI will bring exceptional care to our patients in Odessa and the surrounding area.”

Slated to open this summer, COJSI has 3 operating rooms in a 12,000 square foot facility, with specialized staff to care for orthopaedic and spine cases. COJSI offers patients the option to have their orthopedic, spine, or pain management procedure performed outside the hospital setting. Because it is focused on musculoskeletal procedures, COJSI will be able to deliver superior patient care, more conveniently to its patients, and at lower costs.

Read more: Compass Partners with Local Surgeons in Specialized Joint and Spine Center

Aren't All ASC Management Companies the Same?

Insights from an ASC Expert
Scott Bacon

May 25, 2021 - Aren’t all ASC management companies the same?

Definitively, no. All ASC management companies should bring professional expertise and guidance to Insights 3 May 2021 smalljpgyour ASC project, but almost every ASC management company’s economic model is unique. Let’s dive deeper into the primary differences and discuss how to maximize your return on investment.

Read more: Aren't All ASC Management Companies the Same?

How Many Nurses Are on the Compass Team?

May 6, 2021 - Did you know there are 3 nurses on the Compass team?Jamie Stacy Cropped 2

For #nationalnursesweek, we want to recognize our incomparable nurses: Chief Clinical Officer Beth Derby, VP Operations Stacy Danahy, RN, CNOR, and VP Facility Development Jamie Heater, RN.

We couldn't do this work without you. You make and keep our centers safe so patients can have their best experience. And your compassion, optimism, and kindness make us a better team. Thanks for all you do!

See Stacy and Jamie at right at one of our developing centers.

Our mission is to create high-value partnerships that provide exceptional surgical services to the local communities and provide a positive return on investment to each partner.

Compass Surgical Partners