Ambulatory Expansion

Becker’s Hospital Review
July 26, 2016
Northwell Acquires Majority Stake in Melville Surgery Center; Continues to Expand ASC Portfolio

Long Island Business News
July 25, 2016

Northwell Health has acquired a majority stake in the Melville Surgery Center, a freestanding, multi-disciplinary, outpatient practice at 1895 Walt Whitman Rd. in Melville.
The nonprofit healthcare system will be part of a joint venture that includes the Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America and 15 physician co-owners.
The center’s 60 surgeons specialize in general, gynecologic, ophthalmologic, orthopedic, plastic, podiatric, spine, urologic, chiropractic, pain management, as well as ear, nose and throat surgeries.
They care for nearly 7000 patients annually in the 10,700-square-foot surgical center that includes four operating rooms, eight pre-operative stations, 13 post-operative stations and a procedure room.
Dr. David Battinelli, senior vice president and chief medical officer, called the deal “another clear example of how we’re partnering with physicians to strengthen patient-centered care in communities we serve throughout the New York metropolitan area.”
Dr. Jay Youngerman, president of the Melville Surgery Center, said the partnership “will go a long way toward ensuring the best care possible for our patients and our community at large.”
This is the seventh joint venture Northwell Health has signed with operators of ambulatory surgery centers.
Northwell already has joint ventures with SurgiCare of Manhattan, Endoscopy Center of Long Island in Garden City, Garden City SurgiCenter, South Shore Surgery Center in Bay Shore, Suffolk Surgery Center in Shirley and Digestive Health Center of Huntington.
The last two centers are awaiting approvals of certificates of need from the New York State Department of Health.
Northwell Health plans to open up to 20 additional ambulatory surgical centers over the next several years.
In addition to operating 21 hospitals, Northwell operates nearly 450 outpatient practices, serving more than 1.8 million patients annually in and beyond the New York metropolitan area.

July 26, 2016
Ambulatory Expansion

Northwell Health announced Monday it is acquiring a majority stake in Melville Surgery Center, which specializes in general, gynecologic, ophthalmologic, orthopedic, plastic, podiatric, spine, urologic, chiropractic, pain management, and ear, nose and throat surgeries, according to a press release from Northwell. The partnership represents a continuing effort among major health systems to expand their ambulatory base, particularly on Long Island. For Northwell, this is the seventh joint venture with an ambulatory surgery center. The system, formerly known as North Shore-LIJ, plans to open up to 20 more additional ambulatory surgical centers in the New York City metro area over the next several years.

Northwell Public Relations
July 25, 2016
Northwell Signs Joint Venture with Melville Surgery Center

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