CLEVELAND, OHIO (July 14, 2014) — Effective today St. Vincent Charity Medical Center assumes the lease for the Independence Surgery Center at 6701 Rockside Road in Independence. Formerly a physician-owned outpatient surgery center, it becomes a hospital-based facility known as the St. Vincent Charity Surgery Center at Rockside.
“This new lease arrangement expands our footprint and allows us to maximize scheduling for outpatient and inpatient procedures between the Rockside location and our downtown campus,” said David F. Perse, MD, President and CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. “It also expands our footprint along Rockside Road and complements our existing physician offices, imaging center and outpatient physical therapy.”
The St. Vincent Charity Surgery Center becomes a centerpiece for the outpatient procedures driven by the hospital’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute. A team of 15 experienced orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and foot and ankle surgeons comprise the institute. This seasoned team has performed more than 30,000 procedures, ranging from the advanced procedures such as minimally invasive spine surgery and computer-assisted orthopedic surgery to total joint replacement and fusions. It is also able to do outpatient procedures such as arthroscopies, pain blocks and manipulation under anesthesia (MUA).
St. Vincent Charity Surgery Center will also accommodate other outpatient surgical procedures performed by St. Vincent Charity Medical Center physicians.