Prisma Acquires Lexington Orthopedic Surgery Center, Company's First Ambulatory Practice

Posted 5/18/22

The first surgery after the ownership change was scheduled to take place May 16.

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Prisma Acquires Lexington Orthopedic Surgery Center, Company's First Ambulatory Practice

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Prisma Health now owns an orthopedic surgery practice in Lexington.

The Upstate-based hospital system with a large presence in the Midlands announced Wednesday its acquisition of Moore Orthopedic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center on Saluda Pointe Drive. The facility will be renamed Prisma Health Orthopedic Surgery Center.

A release from the company says it is Prisma’s “first licensed and accredited ambulatory surgery center.”

The first surgery after the ownership change was scheduled to take place May 16.

“Ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs, are facilities where non-emergency elective surgeries that do not require a hospital admission are performed,” the release notes. “The facility offers patients the option of orthopedic surgery at a lower cost to serve the growing demand for affordable, outpatient services by patients and their insurers.”

Prisma has continued to increase its presence in Lexington County, with locations in Lexington, Chapin and West Columbia — and in Irmo just across the Richland County line.

“Prisma Health is always striving to bring more healthcare options and services to our communities across the state to help people live healthier lives: more locations, greater access, new physicians and specialists, and advanced technology, all close to home,” Beth Tibbs, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Prisma Health Medical Group, is quoted in the release. “We are excited about the excellent quality and value the surgery center adds to our scope of outpatient services.”

The release states that the acquisition is “part of a larger effort to provide services to medically qualified patients at a lower cost than is possible in a hospital setting. Prisma Health plans to offer more options for care outside the hospital environment for patients who can safely recover at home without an overnight hospital stay.”

Previously scheduled surgeries at the Moore clinic will proceed as planned, and physicians currently operating there will continue on, according to the release. All orthopedic surgeons employed by the company will be able to apply to operate at the Lexington center.

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