Tallahassee, Florida - April 13, 2011 -
The Red Hills Surgical Center (RHSC) is a joint venture between Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and 35 local physicians from several area practices. The Red Hills Surgical Center is a 17,000 square foot multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center. RHSC will feature five operating rooms and several pre-op and recovery rooms. The facility will be used by physicians representing four specialties including: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, and Obstetrics/Gynecology. The center will fill a need for outpatient surgical procedures and address a shortage of operating rooms overall. “The opening of this center is representative of our continued commitment to provide compassionate, leading-edge, patient-centered health care to the community we serve," says Mark O’Bryant, President and CEO of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.
The building design includes an educational observation room adjacent to one of the operating rooms. “Health care is, and will continue to be, one of this region’s economic drivers and this education model will have a direct impact on the development of the workforce pipeline. The facility is unique by providing an observation corridor where high school, nursing and medical students can observe multi-specialty surgical operations through a glass window, aided by video cameras showing details,” says Duncan Postma, MD, President of the Red Hills Surgical Center.
The center will bring approximately 30 new jobs to the Tallahassee community. “The EDC worked with local governments, educational institutions and Workforce plus to provide Red Hills with innovative incentives to help make this job creator and workforce developer possible,” says Beth Kirkland, executive director of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County.