Wake Forest Baptist to Start Construction of an Outpatient Surgery Facility in Clemmons
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in partnership with Surgical Care
Affiliates (SCA), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, today announced construction
of a new outpatient surgery facility at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Medical
of the single-story, 12,000-square-foot building is expected to take 14 months,
with an opening date in early 2018. The estimated cost of this addition to the Medical
Plaza Clemmons campus is $8.1 million.
slated to be performed at Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Surgery –
Clemmons include: ear, nose and throat; gynecology; ophthalmology;
orthopaedics; podiatry; urology; and general surgery. The standalone building
will offer free parking and ease of access to drop off and pick up patients in
front of the facility.
partnering with Surgical Care Affiliates, we are providing a conveniently
located outpatient surgery center that will meet the Clemmons community’s
growing health needs closer to home,” said Kevin P. High, M.D., executive
vice president, health system affairs, Wake Forest Baptist Health. “At the same
time, providing surgeries in an outpatient setting offers our patients an
opportunity to have surgeries closer to home that are safe and efficient and
allow them to recover at home.”
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 plans, medical groups and health systems.
SCA currently operates 201 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery
centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000
Forest Baptist surgeons and private surgeons not affiliated with Wake Forest
Baptist will be allowed to perform procedures at the Clemmons campus. The
facility will be owned by Wake Forest Baptist and SCA, with Wake Forest Baptist
as the majority owner.
An official groundbreaking will be held in early
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