A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held yesterday at the new Valley Health
Surgery Center (VHSC) at 174 Botanical Boulevard, west of Route 37, adjacent
to the Courtyard Marriott Winchester Medical Center. The facility will
welcome its first patients in mid-December.
The $11.5 million state-of-the-art Valley Health Surgery Center is a joint
venture between the not-for-profit regional health system and more than
50 local physicians to meet a growing demand in the region for convenient,
high quality same-day surgery.
The VHSC offers access to less-invasive techniques to diagnose and repair
problems relating to otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), orthopedics,
podiatry and neurosurgery. The facility is 21,759 square feet with three
operating rooms, two procedure rooms, and 20 patient holding bays, with
room to expand.
The center’s care team numbers more than 100, including surgeons,
anesthesiologists, CRNAs (certified nurse anesthetists), nurses, CSTs
(certified surgical technologists) and administrative staff, led by Anne
Marie Kayashima, RN, Director, and anesthesiologist Charles S. Henderson,
DO, Medical Director, with oversight by the VHSC Management Committee.
The new facility will supplement the more complex surgical services available
in the 16 operating rooms at Winchester Medical Center (WMC), as well
as the six ambulatory surgery suites at the WMC Surgi-Center, which consistently
earns high marks for quality and customer service after 32 years of operation.
Valley Health President and CEO Mark H. Merrill, a member of the VHSC Governing
Board, is pleased the health system and physicians forged a partnership
that has grown even stronger as the building took shape this year.
“Tonight is really about two things: partnership and patients,”
Merrill said. “It’s been gratifying to work with a committed
group of physicians who share a vision to provide accessible, efficient
patient care. Working together, we have created a positive model for physician-hospital
collaboration, demonstrating the power of working together to bring added
convenience and quality to the growing region.”
Neurosurgeon James B. Chadduck, MD, Chairman of the Valley Health Surgery
Center Governing Board, has led the project from its inception. “It’s
exciting to mark the completion of the Valley Health Surgery Center,”
said Dr. Chadduck. “The center’s surgical specialists offer
an abundance of expertise to patients throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
Together with Valley Health, we aspire to make this center the preferred
outpatient surgical destination for the region, striving for excellence
in quality, safety, efficiency and patient and physician satisfaction.”
Grady W. (Skip) Philips, III, Senior Vice President of Valley Health, President
of Winchester Medical Center and Secretary of the VHSC Governing Board,
noted the success of the new facility’s physician-led, administratively-supported
partnership. “The Valley Health Surgery Center embodies our commitment
to ensuring that each patient receives the right care, in the right place,
at the right time. This new facility will support a team of experienced
specialists eager to help patients find relief in the most efficient and
effective setting possible.”
The project team includes general contractor Howard Shockey & Sons
Construction, architects Noelker & Hull, and Valley Engineering, with
project management by Valley Health Construction Services.