Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have transformed the outpatient surgery experience by offering exceptional quality care, customer service, reduced costs and much more. An ASC is a highly specialized health care facility that focuses on providing same-day surgical care.
Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists (OSMS) and Bellin Health have formed a joint partnership to provide our patients with all of these benefits. The Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center (BOSC) is housed inside the OSMS clinic in Green Bay and is staffed with the expert orthopedic surgeons from OSMS.
Hospitals are critically important for our community to have, but there are many benefits to having an outpatient orthopedic procedure performed at an ambulatory surgery center over a hospital.
A Focus on Orthopedics
BOSC is the only ASC in the Green Bay area that specializes solely on orthopedic surgeries. This means that our patients visit a facility that is specifically set up for their types of procedures. You will be in the best hands with the OSMS orthopedic surgeons and support team who are specially trained in orthopedics.
You will also likely see the same support team you saw during your pre-op appointments. This gives patients the peace of mind that their care providers already know their situation and medical history.
Outpatient care means that you are usually able to go home the same day of your procedure. For some procedures, like total joint replacement surgery, you might have to stay overnight in an extended stay room at BOSC. Even if you do have to stay overnight, we guarantee you will be home in 23 hours or less.
Going home quickly means you are on an accelerated course to recovery. Not only do our patients feel more comfortable healing in their own homes, they are able to get back to everyday activities quicker.
Because ASCs offer specialized care and function on a smaller scale than a hospital, they are able to provide their services at a much lower rate than a full-service hospital.
It’s important to know, however, that there is no difference in physician training, surgeon credentials or the procedure method. The price difference comes from the increased efficiency and lack of a facility fee at an ambulatory surgery center.
Our patients see an average of 40% savings by having their procedure at BOSC versus the same procedure in a hospital.
Safety & Quality of Care
ASCs have historically exceptional safety ratings. BOSC is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Specific quality and safety standards must be met in order to receive this accreditation.
BOSC’s score card includes:
- Wrong site, side, patient, procedure or implant surgeries performed
- Patients returned to surgery within 48 hours
- Patient falls
- Patient burns
- Patient deaths
Below the national average…
- Hospital transfers and re-admissions
- Post-operative infections
Higher Patient Satisfaction
According to Medicare.gov, the average hospital sees a three-out-of-five-star rating (approximately 60%). According to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the average ASC sees a 92% satisfaction rate among patients. At BOSC, our patients have reported a 98% satisfaction rate.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association credits high satisfaction rates to:
- Lower cost of procedures
- The focus on a small number of processes in a single setting
- Strictly enforced quality control processes
- Allowing patients to bring concerns directly to their provider who knows their situation and medical history
- Individualized experiences for each patient
- No delay or rescheduling of procedures due to emergency demands (as in a hospital emergency room)
ASCs offer patients a personalized experience that makes surgery much easier for them and their families. If you need an orthopedic surgery performed, consider visiting OSMS at any of our locations. You will be in the best hands with our physicians and our expert staff at BOSC.