Atlantic Health System opened its newly constructed ambulatory surgery center in Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion (ASCR) in Rockaway, the health care provider announced Nov. 4.
Located at 333 Mount Hope Ave., the 75,000-square-foot facility includes four operating rooms, 15 preoperative and post-anesthesia care centers along with the latest technology, equipment, instruments and hospital-grade sterilization, AHS said.
Ambulatory surgery centers are outpatient facilities that offer same-day surgical procedures, including preventive and diagnostic care.
ASCR provides operative services including: orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic, general surgery, ENT, vascular, gynecological, breast and urological. Endoscopic services, such as colonoscopy, are also available.
Located on the third floor, the new facility has a reinforced floor system to meet operating theater vibration standards. There is also a new roof air handler and an emergency generator.
According to a February report by Fortune Business Insights, the US market size for ambulatory surgery centers is estimated to reach $58.85 billion by 2028. In 2020, the market value reached $34.75 billion, growing to 36.96 billion dollars next year.
Among the technological advances available in ASCR is non-invasive prostate tissue removal.
Performed with Focal One, Atlantic said, it is the first and only robotic platform to use high-performance, high-intensity focused ultrasound technology, allowing urologists to control the targeting and destruction of the prostate while sparing healthy tissue. around and minimizing side effects.
Atlantic Health described ASCR as a warm and inviting space, both for patients and employees. The open environment features abundant natural light and an interior design that “blends fresh, dynamic finishes with neutral wood tones and soft crisp accents.”
The pavilion opened in 2016. And, ASCR has been in operation since the health system purchased the Rockaway property for $26 million in 2019.
According to a statement from Pam Mestel, executive director, Surgical Services at Morristown Medical Center, the opening marks an important and strategic step amid the system’s continued growth. At the beginning of this year, she won 7 immediate care locations AND some coordinated health facilitiesalso.
“We are so proud of this brand new facility that provides patients with high-quality surgical services and exemplary care, with the added convenience of performing safe surgeries and procedures outside of the hospital environment,” she said.