Mercy Health Matters - January 2010
Outpatient Surgery Center Opens at Baptist Hospital West
Mercy Surgery Center West is now open for a variety of outpatient procedures.
Located on the Baptist Hospital West campus in Turkey Creek, the new 21,500 square-foot facility has four operating rooms and two endoscopic suites equipped for procedures that do not require a hospital admission or overnight stay.
"Patients who have surgery at Mercy Surgery Center West arrive on the day of the surgery, have their procedure and then recover under the care of a specialized nursing staff until they are ready to go home," says Jeff Ashin, chief operating officer at Mercy Health Partners' Metro Division.
"The addition of Mercy Surgery Center West continues our commitment to providing outstanding healthcare to the people of Farragut and the surrounding West Knox County neighborhoods," Ashin adds.
According to Julia Hensley, R.N., executive director of Mercy Surgery Center West, physicians at the outpatient facility will be performing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, general surgery, gynecological procedures, orthopedic surgery, pain management, plastic surgery, ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgery and a variety of other procedures.
"All equipment in the surgery center is state-of-the-art and with high definition visual quality," Hensley says. "We have a highly qualified staff dedicated to making your experience with us a positive one with a great outcome. All the surgery center staff, policies, procedures, equipment and ancillary services are fully accredited and meet the highest safety standards."
The new facility was designed by George Armour Ewart, Architect; constructed by Johnson and Gaylon; and developed by the Devon Group.
Mercy Surgery Center West is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit www.mercy.com.