A partnership between Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network and leading physicians
Guests at the North Valley Surgery Center’s grand opening in September should have been issued maps along with their canapés to navigate the vast facility glistening with state-of-the-art equipment.
The new center at 8901 E. Raintree Drive contains seven operating rooms four gastro-intestinal procedure rooms, and a pain-management procedure room within 34,000 square feet, making it the largest surgery center in the state of Arizona. It’s expected that nearly 70 physicians, 80-120 anesthesiologists and affiliated health professionals will provide care at the facility, which began seeing patients Sept. 15.
An estimated 60 to 75 full-time employees will eventually work at the new center.
“The expansive new North Valley Surgery Center is an integral part of Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor sector from Shea Boulevard to the Scottsdale Airpark,” says Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. “Our local residents will benefit first, as this asset protects health—the most important foundation for quality of life.”
Scottsdale Healthcare, an affiliate of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, partnered with Sovereign Healthcare and the physicians at North Valley Surgery Center in 2010. The center is managed by Sovereign.
Why Ambulatory Centers?
The center reflects a trend in medical care moving beyond hospital walls, says Scottsdale Lincon Health Network CEO Tom Sadvary, explaining that consumers, employers and insurers want value and access closer to home. “Acute care still plays an important role in what [hospitals] do, but ambulatory centers like this help optimize outpatient and hospital facilities … We believe that collaboratively working with our physicians is the best way to expand beyond hospital-centric care.”
Sovereign Healthcare CEO Jeremy Hogue maintains the facility will offer some of the most advanced technology available in the outpatient-surgery setting. “For patients seeing specialists in orthopedics, gastroenterology, ENT, pain management, GYN surgery, urology and many others, this center raises the bar as the premier facility for outpatient surgical care,” he says.
North Valley Surgery Center was planned with the future of healthcare in mind and can do more than almost any other center in the West, Hogue adds.
With a core group of about 70 physicians on its medical staff, this center is expected to perform nearly 12,000 procedures per year.
“This is a forward-thinking center in terms of all of the planning that has gone in to prepare for the next phase of outpatient surgery and health reform,” says Jordan Weiner, M.D, an ENT physician who has served as chairman of the center’s governing board. “At the end of the day, it still comes down to the doctor-patient relationship and ensuring that nothing compromises our commitment to the very best outcomes for our patients.”
Byxbee Development Partners served as the development manager for Sovereign Healthcare, providing development services for the project, including construction and design management, permitting and lease negotiation. Byxbee Development Partners is a Scottsdale-based development company specializing in office, medical office and commercial retail projects as well as property management.
About Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor
The Cure Corridor is not only a location but a concept designed to promote the innovative activities occurring around the concentration of the bio-life sciences sector from Shea Boulevard to the heart of the Scottsdale Airpark. The bio-life sciences sector is a major driver of the innovation economy in the state of Arizona, Greater Phoenix and city of Scottsdale. According to the Flinn Foundation, the biosciences in Arizona “develop treatments for health afflictions, design diagnostics to gauge and prevent illness, strengthen our food supply, develop alternative fuel sources and much more.”