DJ Hill Invited to Present at McDermott Will & Emery’s 2013 ASC Symposium in Miami, FL

hillRALEIGH, NC (February 21, 2013) – D.J. Hill, Founding Partner of Compass Surgical Partners, will be presenting at McDermott Will & Emery's 2013 ASC Symposium at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Fla. The topic is: "Alternative to a Liquidity Event with an ASC Company or Health System."

Compass is a Raleigh, NC, based firm that specializes in the management, acquisition and development of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), as well as other outpatient-based operations. The symposium's discussion panel will focus on determining whether your ASC is ready for a liquidity event, as well as partnering with a management company to grow your ASC and position for a liquidity event.

"It is an honor to be invited to speak at this event," Hill says. "The MWE ASC Conference is known for assembling the thought leaders in the industry."

The annual ASC symposium is one of the industry's most well attended events that focuses on business sand legal issues affecting ASC physician owners and the rest of the ASC industry. McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm with a multidisciplinary ASC team of lawyers that addresses all transactional and regulatory legal needs surrounding the ASC industry.


Health Care Veteran David Hall Joins Board of Directors for Compass

davidhallRALEIGH, NC (February 7, 2013) – David Hall, a veteran in the health care industry for more than 25 years, has joined the Board of Directors for Compass Surgical Partners, a Raleigh, NC, based firm that specializes in the management, acquisition and development of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), in addition to other outpatient-based strategies.

"We are privileged to have someone of David Hall's caliber serve on our Board," says Sean Rambo, Compass Co-founder. "He is well known as a leader in the health care industry, and his involvement further solidifies Compass' strategic direction and position in the marketplace."

Hall has a long career in successful executive operations for the hospital and outpatient health care industries. He served as Executive Chairman of Titan Health Corporation, a venture-backed enterprise with partner ASCs that successfully merged with United Surgical Partners International (USPI) in 2011. Prior to that, he served as President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASC Network Corporation, which was bought by HealthSouth, and Executive Vice President at Medical Care America, which, at the time, was the largest operator for outpatient surgery centers in the United States. In addition, he has served as Director of Cogent Healthcare, Inc., a private hospitalist and intensivist company, and Radiant Research, a comprehensive clinical research and development company.

"David will provide Compass with guidance in the areas of governance, capital structure, operations, financial management, hospital partnerships and opportunity assessment," adds D.J. Hill, Co-founder of Compass Surgical Partners. "We are excited and looking forward to him helping us take Compass to the next level in the industry."


Capital City Surgery Center Receives Medicare Certification and Full, Three-Year AAAHC Accreditation

capital city surgery centerRALEIGH, NC (Oct. 15, 2012) – Capital City Surgery Center, a joint venture ambulatory surgery center (ASC) between WakeMed Health & Hospitals, local physicians and Compass Surgical Partners, has received its Medicare license and a full, three-year Accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The ASC opened in July 2012.

"We are thrilled that Capital City has received its full accreditation, which represents the high level of quality and care that Compass strives for with each of our partner ASCs," says Sean Rambo, Compass founder and Chief Operating Officer. "The AAAHC certification is evidence of the highest level of health care and clinical standards in the industry, and we are proud to offer this level of quality health care services to the residents in the Triangle area."

Formed in 1979, AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization that develops ambulatory health care standards for patient safety, quality care and value through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. To be awarded a Certificate of Accreditation, the ASC must be in compliance with AAAHC standards.

"The AAAHC Accreditation has also allowed the Center to join participating insurance networks, such as BCBS of North Carolina," Rambo says. "Accreditation is received after an intense two-day, on-site inspection that examines patient cases, policies and procedures. This was an important milestone in the growth of the ASC and provides evidence of the high-quality of care we strive for."

Capital City Surgery Center is a multi-specialty ASC located in Raleigh, NC, near WakeMed's Raleigh Campus. With eight operating rooms and three procedure rooms, the center offers a range of specialties, including general orthopedics, sports medicine, hand, spine, pain management, ENT, ophthalmology, urology and general surgery.


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


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