Surgery Center Partnership Expands Regent’s Growing Footprint in the North East
Regent Surgical Health, an industry-leading surgery center management and development company specializing in hospital and physician ambulatory surgery center (ASC) joint ventures, has partnered with Christiana Care Health System and multi-specialty physicians in the Glasgow Medical Center LLC, Newark, Del. The Glasgow Medical Center and its physician partners have been affiliated with Christiana Care for a number of years. Center leadership recognized an opportunity to expand services and looked for a surgery center management and development company with experience working with the nation’s largest health systems to deploy outpatient strategies.
“Regent Surgical Health demonstrated a stellar track record for delivering value to some of the nation’s leading systems,” said Patrick Grusenmeyer, Sc.D., FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Christiana Care Health Initiatives, Inc., the health system’s home for entrepreneurial activities and joint ventures. “They bring clinical and business expertise in operating centers, and have a proven history of building strong relationships with surgeons.” Ranked the 21st leading hospital in the nation and 10th on the east coast in terms of admissions, Christiana Care joins a growing family of Regent health system partners in the Northeastern United States including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, N.J.) and Catholic health Services (Long Island, N.Y., ASC in development). Additional eastern United States partners include: OhioHealth, Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Marietta Memorial Hospital, and Kettering Health Network.
“Regent Surgical Health has been the conduit for bringing together the hospital and physicians. We’re all working together in a unified way and I believe our patients will be the beneficiaries of this partnership,” said Dr. Paul Imber, ENT, chair of the board of Glasgow Medical Center, LLC. “Our patients will continue to receive the high level of customer service they’ve grown accustomed to at Glasgow and now we are well positioned to deliver a higher level of care at a lower cost. This is a big win for our community.”
The Glasgow Medical Center, located at 2600 Glasgow Ave. in Newark, Del., is a 15,000-square-foot multi-specialty ASC with four operating rooms and two procedure rooms. Current specialties include orthopedics, podiatry, ENT, urology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, gynecology, colon/rectal surgery, GI, and pain management. “Leading systems like Christiana Care are utilizing outpatient strategies to improve both the patient and the physician experience,” said Regent Chief Development Officer Jeffrey Simmons. “We are pleased to partner with Christiana Care and physician partners of this ASC to enhance quality of care, increase convenience, and lower the cost of care for their patients.” Regent is currently partnering in more than 20 surgery centers in the United States and two in Europe.
About Regent Surgical Health
Regent Surgical Health is among the nation’s leading surgery center management and development companies, and the most experienced company offering physician/hospital ASC joint venture partnerships. Regent has an unmatched record for delivering sustainable profitability while enabling physician partners to maintain clinical autonomy and financial control. The company invests capital side-by-side with hospital and physician partners, and firmly believes the by-product of excellent care and efficiency is financial success. To learn more about Regent Surgical Health and other physician/hospital alliance opportunities, visit www.regentsh.com.
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is one of the country’s largest health care systems, ranking as the 21st leading hospital in the nation and 10th on the East Coast in terms of admissions. The health system includes The Christiana Care Medical Group, a network of primary care physicians, medical and surgical specialists as well as home health care, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services and patient/family advisors for core health care services. A not-for-profit teaching hospital affiliated with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services. Christiana Care has an extensive range of outpatient services, and through Christiana Care Quality Partners, Christiana Care works closely with its medical staff to achieve better health, better access to care and lower cost. Christiana Care is home to Delaware’s only Level I trauma center, the highest capability center and the only one of its kind between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Christiana Care also features a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, the only delivering hospital in Delaware that offers this highest level of care to the most critically ill newborns. Christiana Care includes two hospitals with 1,100 patient beds. For more information about Christiana Care, visit http://www.christianacare.org/whoweare.