New North Valley Surgery Center Is Arizona’s Largest Outpatient Facility

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Center is a Partnership between Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network and Leading Physicians

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“The expansive new North Valley Surgery Center is an integral part of Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor sector from Shea Boulevard to Scottsdale Airpark,” said Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane.

The new North Valley Surgery Center is seeing its first patients Monday, Sept. 15 near Raintree Dr. and Loop 101, after a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and dignitaries from the healthcare community on Friday, September 12, 2014.

The world-class facility 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. An estimated 60 to75 fulltime employees will 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 Scottsdale Airpark,” said 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.

“Medical care is moving beyond hospital walls more than ever before. Consumers, employers and insurers want quality, value and access to medical care closer to home. Acute care still plays an important role in what we do, but ambulatory centers like this help optimize outpatient and hospital facilities by providing the right services in the right places for improved care coordination and outcomes. We believe that collaboratively working with our physicians is the best way to expand beyond hospital-centric care,” said Tom Sadvary, CEO of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.

Sovereign Healthcare CEO Jeremy Hogue added, “This 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.”

“This center is not only a beautiful facility for patients and doctors, but it has been planned with the future of healthcare in mind,” Hogue continued. “We can do more at this center than almost any center in the western U.S., and can do it efficiently in ways that are valuable for patients, employers, insurers and our health system partners.”

With a core group of nearly 70 physicians on its medical staff, this center is anticipated to perform nearly 1,000 cases per month, representing 12,000 procedures per year.

Jordan Weiner, M.D, an ENT physician who has served as chairman of the center’s Governing Board, remarked “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. 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.

A grand opening reception on Friday, Sept. 12 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. is by invitation. Media tours will be available after Mayor Lane’s opening remarks at 3:45 p.m. North Valley Surgery Center will treat its first patients on Monday, Sept. 15 at 8901 E. Raintree Dr., Suite 100, Scottsdale, Ariz. 85260.

About Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network

Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network, two of the Valley’s most respected locally based non-profit health systems with long histories of caring and innovation, formed a system-wide affiliation in 2013 creating a new non-profit company, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.

Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves. It encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 10,500 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers, an extensive physician network, outpatient centers, clinical research, medical education, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations and extensive community services. For more information, visit http://www.shc.org. Media contact: Keith Jones, kjones(at)shc(dot)org or
480-323-1950.

About Sovereign Healthcare

Sovereign Healthcare is a premier management services company that works with leading physicians to take-on the business side of medicine, from strategic planning to day-to-day operations, while allowing its physician partners to do what they do best – provide great patient care.

Sovereign’s primary business line is in partnering with physicians for the development and operation of market-leading ambulatory surgery centers. In addition, Sovereign is experienced in providing management services to physician group practices. Sovereign is also leading the way in helping hospital systems and specialist groups create the structures and execution plans for various hospital-physician alignment strategies. http://www.SovereignHealthcare.net.

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 Scottsdale Airpark. The bio-life sciences sector is a major driver of the innovation economy in the State of Arizona, Greater Phoenix region 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.” http://www.ChooseScottsdale.com.

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