Willamette Surgery Center (WSC) and Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics have partnered on a new outpatient surgery center. The outpatient surgery center will provide patients with high-quality surgical services for procedures that do not require hospital-level care. The building, located at 2150 Country Drive South in Salem, will become the new home of WSC in spring 2023. The outpatient surgery center will have six operating rooms, doubling WSC’s current capacity of outpatient total joint replacement surgical suites.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand access to outpatient orthopedic surgical care in the community,” said Lorissa Addabbo, CEO of Willamette Surgery Center and Hope Orthopedics of Oregon. “This partnership represents our collaboration with Salem Health and our commitment to quality and value in care delivery.”
As the Salem community continues to grow, so does the demand for outpatient joint replacement. WSC is on-track to perform 400 outpatient total joint replacements by year’s end (compared to 254 surgeries performed in 2020 and 186 in 2019). The collaboration between WSC and Salem Health will ensure patients receive surgery from providers with proven records for exceptional care and safety.
“Salem Health’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve and to that end, we seek partnerships with others who share our focus,” stated Denise Hoover, Chief Surgical Services Officer at Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics. “Our collaboration with Willamette Surgery Center expands on a model that delivers high quality care and an outstanding patient experience, ensuring access and capacity for the care our community needs.”