Date: 1/15/2010

St. Mary Medical Center opens New Outpatient Surgery Center

St. Mary Medical Center announces the expansion of their outpatient surgery services with the opening of a new location at 7921 Grand Blvd. (formerly Lake Park Surgicare, LLC), in Hobart.

St. Mary Medical Center Outpatient Surgery at Lake Park will serve as a satellite facility of the hospital’s main campus located three miles north on SR 51/Grand Blvd. The facility has four operating rooms and two surgical procedure rooms as well as a recovery suite and comfortable family waiting area. The center offers patients the same high quality surgical care and technology available in the hospital, but in a convenient, comfortable ambulatory setting.

“Technological advancement has allowed a growing range of procedures to be performed safely on an outpatient basis,” said Janice Ryba, CEO, St. Mary Medical Center. “The ongoing development of minimally and non-invasive procedures, as well as faster acting and more effective anesthetics, have driven outpatient surgery growth. As medical innovation continues to advance and overall patient recovery times decrease, more procedures can be performed in the outpatient setting. We anticipate this trend to continue and the Lake Park location offers an additional state-of-the-art option to meet those outpatient surgical needs.”

Surgical procedures performed at Lake Park include but are not limited to General Surgery, Cosmetic/Plastic, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Orthopedics, and Gastroenterology(GI). The center is also fully accredited and adheres to the strict standards of care and guidelines required for Medicare certification and the Joint Commission.

“The Lake Park location offers a new and appealing experience for both physicians and patients,” added Ryba. “Physicians can schedule procedures for convenience and efficient patient flow, and patients benefit from comfortable, safe, high quality services at a convenient location. The site is uniquely positioned to play an important role in managing the increased need for these surgical services now and in the years ahead.”

The skilled staff at Lake Park is passionate about the care they provide, and patient satisfaction is their hallmark, adds Ryba. “Our goal is to continue to provide our growing community with the finest healthcare services and technologies available,” she said. “With the care of highly-skilled nurses and physicians, along with the specialized focus of the support staff, the new location will enable St. Mary Medical Center and Community Healthcare System to better serve the residents of Lake and Porter counties and ensure patients have the best surgical experiences possible.”

For more information on St. Mary Medical Center’s Outpatient Surgery at Lake Park call 219-942-9600. To locate a physician on staff, visit our website at or call our physician referral line at 219-836-3477 or toll free at 866-836-3477.