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Medical providers, physicians break ground on Greenville surgery center

Ross Norton //December 8, 2022//

Medical providers, physicians break ground on Greenville surgery center

Ross Norton //December 8, 2022//

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Bon Secours, Compass Surgical Partners and local physicians found a small break in the weather to break ground this week on the Millennium Surgery Center.

Bon Secours says the new surgery center will reduce the cost of surgery for patients. (Photo/Provided)The new facility will offer orthopaedic, spine and ENT procedures, along with robotic outpatient joint procedures. Historically, 100% of these surgeries have been performed in the hospital, according to a news release from Bon Secours.

“This all started with us thinking how to do things better and differently, and thanks to the partnership with Compass Surgical Partners, we’ve created an opportunity for more efficient, cost-effective care in Greenville,” Dr. Michael Sims, an orthopaedic surgeon with Bon Secours Piedmont Orthopaedics, said in the news release. “As a physician, I’m very excited for the patient access this will bring and proud that we’ll soon have the ability to serve our community even better."

The ambulatory surgery center will have six operating rooms and two procedure rooms. The 20,000-square-foot facility will be located on the Bon Secours St. Francis Millennium campus located off Innovation Drive in Greenville. Greenville-based Southern First provided financing for the project.

Set to open in 2024, the Millennium Surgery Center will offer procedures at a reduced cost to the patients, commercial payers and employers, the news release said.

“Millennium will be the first ASC to offer outpatient, robotic joint replacements in the Upstate region of South Carolina,” Scott Bacon, Compass vice president of business development, said in the release. “That means cutting edge care, at lower costs, for patients in Greenville and the surrounding areas.”

The Millennium Surgery Center will seek accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.