Intermountain Healthcare opens state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. George, with unique patient recovery suites - State of Reform

Intermountain Healthcare opens state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. George, with unique patient recovery suites – State of Reform

Intermountain Healthcare cut the ribbon for a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) in St. George to kick off St. George Regional Hospital’s Health Fair on Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Attendees toured the new center and enjoyed other health fair offerings, including entertainment and participation in National Dance Day.

The center will be known as Intermountain Surgery Center – St. George and will offer same-day urology and orthopedic surgeries in four specialized operating rooms. Most patients will return home shortly after surgery, where they can continue their recovery.

The Intermountain Surgery Center – St. George will also include diagnostic and preventive procedures outside of the traditional hospital setting, making it more convenient for patients and more affordable, while maintaining high quality surgical outcomes.

“I am excited to work at a facility that will be streamlined with the latest technology and designed for specific surgeries,” said Dr. Jordan Ash, anesthetist and medical director at ASC. “It will also help reduce the cost of some of our most common orthopedic surgeries.

Ambulatory surgery centers specialize in a specific set of procedures, allowing for greater efficiency that lowers costs while providing high quality results. For many patients, cost is their biggest concern, even when they have insurance.

“We know the cost of care is high and this new facility will be a major step in making it more affordable,” said Dr. Zacharie Leitze. “This facility has the potential to reduce the cost of surgery by 20% to 50% for common orthopedic procedures.”

Intermountain adds ASCs to its system. Similar facilities have been developed or are under development in Murray, Logan, Park City, Provo, Saratoga Springs and Ogden, with several more planned.

This press release was provided by Intermountain Healthcare.


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