The Great Falls Clinic is excited to announce that there will be a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of its same-day, outpatient surgery center $6 million expansion project. The Surgery Center event will begin Thursday, September 1st at 5:00 pm. The event will include a ribbon cutting, light refreshments and tours of the newly remodeled Surgery Center.
Before construction began, the Great Falls Clinic Surgery Center was 12,636 square feet and had three operating rooms and two procedures rooms. However, the recent expansion added 7,375 square feet to the facility to include five new observation beds to accommodate overnight surgical stays, an additional operating room, as well as resizing and expanding two of the existing operating rooms and central processing to accommodate different types of surgical cases. The total facility footprint now sits at 20,011 square feet.
Architectural Rendering of Surgery Center Expansion by LPW Architects
“The expansion of the stand alone, outpatient surgery center has been on our minds for some time,” stated Wayne Gillis, CEO of the Great Falls Clinic network. “Since opening our new hospital in 2015, the facility has been bursting at the seams and we have been creative with re-arranging and scheduling surgeries to accommodate our patients. The expansion of the existing surgery center will free up more space and time at our hospital as we prepare for more complex cases and higher levels of acuity. This will also allow us to focus on expanding our surgery center, which we have not done since building the facility in 1999.”
The Great Falls Clinic Surgery Center is located on the Great Falls Clinic campus directly next to the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center at 1509 29th Street South. The Surgery Center is a one-story surgery center, built in 1999. Situated on a 1.63-acre site, the facility historically offered same-day surgeries in a variety of specialties including, but not limited to, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, ENT, pain management, urology, and podiatry. The original purpose of the facility was to host only outpatient surgeries requiring less than 24-hour recovery times. All other surgeries that require more than 24-hour recovery times were performed at the Great Falls Clinic Hospital.