Regent Surgical Health Opens Physician/Hospital ASC Joint Venture with Portland Physicians, Providence Health & Services

New Surgery Center on the Campus of Providence Portland Medical Center

May 30, 2014, 13:30 ET from Regent Surgical Health

WESTCHESTER, Ill., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regent Surgical Health, a surgery center management and development company specializing in physician/hospital ASC joint ventures, today announced the opening of the Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Center, a joint venture between Regent, local physicians and Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon.

In addition to its minority ownership in the new surgery center, Regent will manage the ASC's operations.

"Plaza ASC is the latest implementation of the classic Regent physician/hospital surgery center joint venture model, which is an ASC ownership structure that has proven to promote excellent patient care and successful, lasting businesses," says Tom Mallon, CEO of Regent Surgical Health. "We create ASCs that leverage the strengths of each party involved in the joint venture, and provide both physicians and their hospital partner significant equity."

Plaza Ambulatory Surgery Center sits on the campus of Providence Health & Service's 483-bed Providence Portland Medical Center.

"We know patients already are migrating away from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers throughout the city," says Paul Gaden, CEO of Providence Portland Medical Center. "This provides a lower cost, high quality center on our campus to serve our patients and provides our physicians an opportunity to develop and invest in an ambulatory surgery center with Providence."

Surgeons specializing in podiatry, pain management, ENT, ortho/hand, urology, neurology and general surgery will be immediately utilizing the ASC.

"This surgery center provides an outpatient venue to serve our patients at a lower cost and in a more convenient setting," says Dr. Justin Rufener, Plaza ASC board president. "My physician partners and I expect to serve thousands of patients each year at this new facility."

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:

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SOURCE Regent Surgical Health