New Intermountain Layton ambulatory surgery center will enhance efficient and affordable out-patient surgical care in Davis County.
(PRUnderground) January 16th, 2023
A ceremonial groundbreaking was recently hosted by Intermountain Layton Hospital for a new ambulatory surgery center that will enhance efficient and affordable out-patient surgical care in Davis County.
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) specialize in surgical procedures such as for hips, knees, feet, and ankle, among several other procedures that don’t require overnight stays. With less overhead costs than surgery at a hospital, those savings can be passed onto patients.
“Building this center is a major step in continuing our mission of value-based care, which aims for high-quality health outcomes at a more affordable cost,” said Glen Morrell, MD, chief medical officer at Intermountain Layton Hospital. “This addition will also help meet the healthcare needs of a growing community.”
Studies have shown that ambulatory surgery centers can lower the cost of a surgery, depending on the procedure being performed. Doctors say costs are a major concern for many patients, even if they have insurance.
“Utah’s population is expanding at a rapid pace especially here in Davis County, and this will help us meet the growing needs of the community, providing a way patients can get the care they need closer to home,” Scott Mortensen, administrator of Intermountain Layton Hospital, said during the groundbreaking ceremony.
The Intermountain Layton Hospital ambulatory surgery center will be nearly 18,000 square feet and include four out-patient operating rooms. The facility is designed to add two extra operating rooms in the future as need expands. Each out-patient operating room can handle 1200 surgeries annually.
The surgery center is scheduled to open in early 2024.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Headquartered in Utah with locations in eight states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information and updates, click here
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