Newly renovated outpatient surgery center is a ‘win-win’ in Macomb
Updates focus on delivering the right care in the right place at the right time
Corewell Health’s Macomb Surgery Center, part of Corewell Health’s Beaumont Hospital, Troy, recently completed major renovations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the facility shut down completely. The team took the closure as an opportunity to assess future needs.
“The central processing area was very small for the projected case load,” said Michelle Simon, senior director of surgical services. “The bulk of the work was done to renovate and expand that area.”
The renovation included enlarging CPD, which meant going from four operating rooms to three. While it may seem like that would reduce capacity, the expanded CPD allows for larger cases to be performed there, and eventually robotic surgery as well.
Meanwhile, Bruce McIntosh, M.D., chief of surgery at Corewell Health’s Beaumont Hospital, Troy said the surgery suite there is “bursting at the seams with cases.”
The newly renovated facility is “a win-win for everyone,” he said. “It's a win for the Macomb community because it's a smaller, more convenient site to receive care. It's a win for the surgeons because it’s more efficient, and they should be able to see more patients. And it's good for the hospital because it allows us to right size our case volumes into the appropriate spaces so we're not using high acuity settings for cases that don't need it.”
More complex surgeries, especially those that require overnight stays, such as bariatric or colorectal cases, will still take place on the Troy campus.
“We have a lot of new surgeons expressing a desire to do their outpatient cases over there,” Dr. McIntosh said. “It’s easy parking, easy access, and the efficiencies are better because it's smaller.”
“It's really about meeting our community needs for the hospital as well,” said Simons. “The volume of cases we do now is different than it was five or six years ago. We're serving the Troy community as well as the needs of the Macomb community.”
Two of the three operating rooms will open first, with the third expected to open in the future. Other renovations included new monitors in the pre- and post-op areas, as well as new furniture, flooring and paint.