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New Valley Health Surgery Center Poised to Open

New Valley Health Surgery Center Poised to Open

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.