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Acquisition and Expansion for Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital

Oct 30, 2016 11:17AM ● By MED Magazine
It has been a busy Fall for Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital. In the last few months, the independent facility in Sioux Falls has

-        Installed and began using a new GE Revolution EVO 64-slice CT scanner. The new CT scanner will make a number of new options available to patients at the hospital including CT-guided renal cryoablations.

-        Started construction on a major expansion and renovation of its existing OR suites. By adding four new suites and modifying several existing suites, the hospital will have a total of 14 surgical suites and will be better equipped to accommodate larger cases. “Although the total number of suites will only increase by one, our goal with this project was to create larger, state-of-the-art OR suites that will better serve the needs of our patients and will be more efficient for our doctors,” Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Director of Operations, Jon Crow told MED . The new suites are expected to be complete by February, 2017.

-        Finalized the purchase of Prairie States Surgical Center, an independent ambulatory surgery center on 26th Street in Sioux Falls. The Surgical Center was previously owned by the physicians of CORE Orthopedics, who recently parted ways with Avera Medical Group. “From our standpoint, we want to give our patients as many choices as possible, whether that is in the physicians they see or the facility they want to go to,” says Crow. “Acquiring Prairie States allows us to offer more choice in both areas as the need for orthopedic services continues to grow.” The physicians of CORE remain independent but Prairie States Surgical Center is now a division of Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital.

-        Selected a developer for its planned Urgent Care clinic. The clinic, which is projected to open next November, will be located at 85th and Minnesota Avenue. Architectural drawings of the new facility are expected to be released after the first of the year.

-        Received another 5-Star Rating from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) for 2016.