On July 26, 2018, EmergeOrtho broke ground on a new medical services office building that will include the first ambulatory surgery center in Brunswick County. Upon completion, this region will have a state-of-the-art medical office building offering a full range of orthopedic services, including surgery and diagnostic imaging with advanced MRI.
The facility was made possible through a certificate of need awarded to Brunswick Surgery Center by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. An analysis of the state’s 2016 facilities plan revealed the need for an additional operating room in Brunswick County to meet the needs of the growing population.
How Large is the Ambulatory Center
As dictated by the certificate of need, the three-story, 55,578-square-foot facility will have one operating room and two procedure rooms, all of which will be housed on the first floor. The second floor will contain all orthopedics examination and treatment rooms, which are being relocated from the current Brunswick Forest location. Pain management and physical therapy services will be provided on the top floor, after being moved from the Waterford and Brunswick Forest offices, respectively.
EmergeOrtho CEO Stephen DeBiasi said the relocation of services will happen in phases and patients should expect little to no interruption in their care.
Where is Brunswick County’s New Ambulatory Center?
This location at 1168 Cutlar Crossing in the Villages of Brunswick Forest will mean more convenience and less travel time for patients, not only in Brunswick County, but in New Hanover and Columbus counties, as well. An additional benefit, independent ambulatory surgery centers tend to be a more affordable setting than hospitals.
DeBiasi said because of the construction method being used, those who live and work in the area may be interested in watching as the project progresses. Contractors are utilizing the tilt-up method, in which the walls are first built on the ground and then tilted up onto the concrete slab. The exterior structure goes up quickly, followed by the interior work.
EmergeOrtho would like to thank all of the dignitaries, associates and neighbors who attended the groundbreaking ceremony. We look forward to another celebration when the facility is completed.