Johns Hopkins Opens One of the Largest Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Maryland
The majority of surgeries that take place at The Johns Hopkins Hospital are outpatient procedures, totaling nearly 25,000 operations a year. Now, many such procedures can take place in Pavillion III of the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station. This new facility includes one of the largest surgery centers of its kind in Maryland.
The 110,000-square-foot, three-story building offers a wealth of surgical services, says John Hundt, chief administrative officer of surgery. These include minimally invasive general surgery, breast surgery, endocrine surgery and pediatric general surgery. Many of these services are being offered for the first time on the Green Spring Station Campus, a six-building health care and surgery facility located in Baltimore County, Maryland.
“We have the same quality of services that we provide at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with added convenience for many patients,” Hundt says.
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Research suggests that procedures at ambulatory surgery centers can be performed at a lesser cost, often providing significant savings for insurance companies and patients who pay co-insurance. “It’s a good value for patients and payers alike,” Hundt says.
Research also shows that surgeries at ambulatory surgery centers like Pavilion III are as safe as those within traditional hospitals — data that’s compelled many providers to gradually phase out reimbursement for certain procedures at hospitals in favor of these facilities.
Additionally, the new clinical space improves the hospital’s ability to take on more complex cases. With more outpatient surgeries taking place off campus, operating rooms at the hospital will have greater capacity to take on neurosurgeries, cardiac surgeries and solid organ transplants, among others.
Because Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station houses a host of providers from across medical disciplines, including primary care, the campus can offer a true continuum of care, Hundt says. Patients may be able to receive referrals for outpatient procedures on the same familiar campus where they receive their primary and other care.