May 24, 2023 – Bon Secours Mercy Health and Compass Surgical Partners, an independent, full-service ambulatory surgery center (ASC) management partner, announced a strategic partnership to expand outpatient surgical care. Together, BSMH and Compass Surgical Partners are planning to partner on multiple ASC projects in 2023, with additional projects to follow in 2024 and beyond.
“Providing quality outpatient surgical care is an important investment for the communities we serve, enabling us to expand access to care for patients in a way that is accessible and appropriate for their individual care needs,” said Don Kline, Chief Operating Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health. “Compass Surgical Partners’ expertise in creating patient-centered ambulatory surgical centers, coupled with their successful track record of leadership in this important space, makes them an ideal partner for this long-term initiative.”
Moving a patient’s surgical procedure, when applicable, from a hospital outpatient setting to an ASC allows patients’ pre- and post-op care to be more highly tailored to a particular procedure, and physicians are able to operate with their own teams in customized operating rooms. The result is a patient-focused care model that is both convenient and cost-efficient in a setting that many physicians also prefer.