Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and Carolina Orthopaedics celebrated the grand opening of the new 22,000 square foot Carolina Coast Surgery Center, located in Murrells Inlet, with a ribbon cutting and reception on Wednesday, June 24. Developed by Rendina, the new facility encompasses a surgery center on the ground floor and Carolina Orthopaedics on the second floor, alongside ATI Physical Therapy. The surgery center will be managed by Surgery & Recovery Partners of Greenville, S.C.
The development of this first-class facility – which includes comprehensive orthopaedic and pain management services, cost effective surgery, and physical therapy – will improve clinical outcomes, enhance convenience and patient satisfaction and effectively serve the population of both Horry and Georgetown county residents.
Michael N. Bohan, MD
Managing Partner of Carolina Orthopaedics
This is an exciting time for our group. We have always been incredibly passionate about service to our community and also wholly committed to providing the highest levels of care to our patients. This new project promises to achieve that and more in a new centralized location in a cutting edge facility that’ll be unlike anything else in the area.
The state-of-the-art Carolina Orthopaedics (www.cosdocs.com) clinic has the most technologically advanced equipment in x-ray imaging and ultrasound, combined with effective alternatives to surgery through the comprehensive physical therapy services offered by Proaxis/ATI Therapy (www.proaxistherapy.com).
In addition, the physicians of Carolina Orthopaedics wanted to pursue a low-cost, high-quality alternative for outpatient surgery that will allow for better control over costs, staffing, scheduling and service offerings for patients. Outpatient surgery centers are designed to offer a significant cost savings to patients compared to hospital-based surgical procedures while creating the highest levels of patient experiences and clinical outcomes.
The Carolina Coast Surgery Center (CCSC – www.carolinacoastsc.com), an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) will be licensed by SCDHEC, accredited by AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care), a nationally recognized accrediting body and also will be Medicare certified. Thus, this facility will be highly regulated and held to the highest standards for patient safety and satisfaction.
CCSC, through the leadership of Surgery & Recovery Partners (www.surgeryandrecovery.com), its medical director and the physician owners, aims to create the best patient experiences through its advanced preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative opiod-sparing and recovery-accelerating protocols. The center has recruited an anesthesiologist from a nationally recognized specialty hospital who will implement the highest standards of patient care, and brought in an administrator with more than 15 years of experience in ASCs. She is also the President Elect of the South Carolina ASC Association.
Chris I. Lupo
President of Suregery & Recovery Partners
It’s all about the patient. The culture we are creating with the practice, surgery center and therapy in one building is a patient-centric project where everyone’s goals are aligned to improve the health of our patients. We aim to work together diligently to demonstrate to patients and payers lower costs and high quality with validated industry benchmarking.
The roots of this project can be traced back to 2012 when the principals of Carolina Orthopaedics secured CON approval from the State of South Carolina to build an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The physicians were consulting with Dr. Jim Silliman, a former practicing orthopedic surgeon who had worked with Rendina Healthcare Real Estate on a past development project in Spartanburg, SC. In 2013, Dr. Silliman introduced the physicians to Rendina as an experienced development partner to help with construction, design, and funding of the project. Carolina Orthopaedics and Rendina collaborated on a shared vision for the final project and a formal agreement was signed in December 2013 for Rendina to partner with the physicians. Rendina immediately moved to purchase the 9-acre project site and secured all development approvals to expeditiously construct the project. Construction activity commenced in the spring of 2014, and construction was completed with receipt of a Certificate of Occupancy on May 29, 2015.