WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – March 9, 2017 – Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center,
in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), a leader in the outpatient
surgery industry, today broke ground to signal the official start of
construction of a 12,500-square-foot outpatient surgery center at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons.
It will be the first standalone outpatient surgery center
in the Village of Clemmons.
Surgeries slated to be performed at Wake Forest Baptist
Health Outpatient Surgery – Clemmons include: gynecology; orthopaedics; pain;
plastics; urology and general surgery. The surgery center will offer free
parking and easy drop-off and pick-up access in front of the facility for
patients and family members.
“This outpatient surgery center will meet the community’s
growing health needs in one convenient location, close to home,” said Kevin P. High, M.D., executive vice president, health system affairs, Wake
Forest Baptist Health. “Providing surgeries in an outpatient setting offers our
patients an opportunity to have safe and efficient surgeries, while at the same
time allowing them to recover in the comfort of their own home.”
Wake Forest Baptist chose SCA as its strategic partner to
build its surgery facility in Clemmons because of SCA’s specialization in
development and optimization of surgical facilities across the country with
health insurance companies, medical groups and health systems. SCA currently
operates 201 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and
surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians.
“The opportunity to partner with an academic medical
center in Wake Forest Baptist has been on our radar for a while,” said Kelli
Collins, vice president, operations, Surgical Care Affiliates. “The breadth and
scope of Wake Forest Baptist’s expertise provides a foundation for outstanding
patient-and-family centered care in the surgical services that this center will
Wake Forest Baptist and SCA are joint owners in the
venture, with Wake Forest Baptist as the majority owner.
Summit Healthcare Group - a Winston-Salem based, real
estate development company specializing in medical office projects - is the
developer for the project. Construction of the single-story building is
expected to take 10 months, with a total project cost of $8.1 million.