USA Health has received Certificate of Need Board approval to build a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center in west Mobile. The surgery center will join a freestanding emergency room and medical office building along Hillcrest Road.
“We are very grateful to have the support of the review board on this project, which will give residents of west Mobile more convenient access to outpatient surgery services backed by academic medicine,” said Owen Bailey, CEO of USA Health.
The 28,000-square-foot center will have six operating rooms and two procedure rooms. Procedures will be in the specialties of orthopaedics, ENT, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, neurosurgery, gastrointestinal, pediatric surgery and general surgery.
“Not only will the new surgery center provide timely care for outpatient surgical procedures, but it also will enable us to train future physicians in multiple specialties,” said John Marymont, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama.
The West Mobile Campus opened earlier this year with the dedication of the freestanding ER.
In May, USA Health also broke ground on an ambulatory surgery center in Baldwin County at its Mapp Family Campus in Fairhope. The Baldwin surgery center is expected to open mid-2023.