Capital Region Medical Center continues to advance healthcare delivery in the communities it serves. In April of 2021, CRMC began construction on a 24,000 square foot, $20 million Outpatient Surgery Center located on the hospital campus.
Located on the ground level of the Capital Region Physician’s office building, the new outpatient surgery center will house four operating rooms, two endoscopic procedure rooms, and space to accommodate for future growth. All pre- and post-procedure rooms will be private and thoughtfully designed with a patient-centered approach.
Patients receiving care in the new facility will recover in the comfort of their own private room and the entire space will be carefully curated to enhance the patient experience for the duration of care. Post-operative patient privacy will further be enhanced with a separate comfort area and exit for those being discharged.
Physicians and staff will enjoy large surgery and procedure rooms, strategically designed to optimize safety and efficiency. Ergonomic workstations will enhance the comfort and safety for staff and employees. The entire center has been designed to maximize efficiency. On-site sterile processing, for example, will help expedite the delivery of supplies to the operating suites.
The decision to expand services in an outpatient setting is part of CRMC’s commitment to continued innovation allowing more surgeries and procedures to be conducted on an outpatient basis, thereby allowing patients to recover in the comfort of their own surroundings.
With the growth in surgical volumes, especially those done on an outpatient basis, the local demand for procedures in an outpatient setting is growing. CRMC’s goal is to be able to provide the right care, at the right time, in the right place for our patients and the community.
Having the surgery center located adjacent to the hospital offers a huge advantage not only for patients but for collaborating physicians as well. No surgery or procedure is without risk and such close proximity to hospital services provides additional peace of mind.
The additional space will also help CRMC continue to recruit physicians to its vast provider network. A sixth general surgeon is expected to join the organization later in 2021. With added physicians and more volume, CRMC expects the addition of new, well-paying jobs to the community.
CRMC anticipates opening the new surgery center in summer 2022. To learn more about CRMC’s Outpatient Surgery Center development, visit www.CRMC.org.