HARRISON, NY —
Northwell Health has entered into a partnership with Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, a freestanding, multidisciplinary, outpatient surgery center based at 440 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison, NY. Northwell acquired a 20 percent initial position in the center with its eight surgeon owners. The ownership agreement will allow Northwell rights to attain up to 51 percent of the center within five years.
The Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester specializes in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive, ophthalmologic, oculoplastic, hand, gynecologic, oral, and ear, nose and throat surgeries. Its 34 surgeons are credentialed to perform surgery at the center, which cares for nearly 3,500 patients annually. The 10,891-square-foot facility has four operating rooms, five pre-operative stations and six post-anesthesia care unit beds.
"We're excited to partner with this outstanding group of surgeons," said David Battinelli, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Northwell Health. "This joint venture is another clear example of how we're partnering with well-established, high-quality physicians to expand our network of outpatient surgery centers throughout the metropolitan area. Our goal is to strengthen patient-centered surgical care, offering a diverse spectrum of clinical expertise that gives our patients additional options for superb medical care."
"The Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester (SSCW) is thrilled to be partnering with Northwell Health," said Samuel J. Beran, MD, MBA, FACS, medical director of Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. "This new affiliation will allow us access to the strengths of one of the leading health care systems in the nation. Because both SSCW and Northwell are committed to maintaining and strengthening our patient centered culture."
The agreement marks the ninth joint venture that Northwell Health has signed with operators of ambulatory surgery centers, with plans to build out a network totaling more than 20 centers in the coming years. The health system's current ambulatory surgery joint venture partners include: SurgiCare of Manhattan, SurgiCare of Westside, Endoscopy Center of Long Island in Garden City, Garden City SurgiCenter, South Shore Surgery Center in Bay Shore, Suffolk Surgery Center in Shirley, Digestive Health Center of Huntington and Richmond Pain Management Ambulatory Surgical Center on Staten Island.
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