NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—
The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital recently finished construction of and opened a $3.8 million ambulatory surgery center. The roughly 14,300-square-foot surgery center, the Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion at Robert Wood Johnson, includes four operating rooms and 13 beds for patients before and after surgery, the hospital announced. The newly built center for same-day surgery, endoscopy and orthopedic procedures also includes a 10-bed unit for post-anesthesia care and is housed inside the 610-bed hospital building.
COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa.—
Shamokin Area Community Hospital agreed to become part of Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa., according to a news release. The boards of Shamokin and Geisinger approved the deal in separate votes. Terms were not disclosed, and the deal is pending due diligence and regulatory approvals, according to the release. Healthcare reform and other economic challenges jeopardized the long-term existence of the 55-bed Shamokin hospital and led to the deal with Geisinger, Shamokin President and CEO Thomas Harlow said in the release. The deal will ensure access to healthcare on the Shamokin campus and promote highquality, cost-effective care, Harlow said. Geisinger plans to expand acute-care services at the Shamokin hospital, but the deal does not include a guarantee that it will remain open as an acute-care hospital, a Geisinger spokeswoman said. Approvals from the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office and state department of health are required to complete the deal.
The Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion at Robert Wood Johnson includes four operating rooms and 13 beds for patients before and after surgery.