November 21, 2016

A group of 19 community surgeons in partnership with Mather Hospital and Pinnacle III, a company that has developed ambulatory surgery centers nationwide, will open the freestanding Port Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center in Port Jefferson Station.

The groundbreaking took place on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 pm in Washington Professional Office Park, 1500-3 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station.

The project, estimated to cost $12 million, will have six operating rooms equipped to handle procedures in orthopedics, ophthalmology, pain management, general surgery, neurosurgery and otolaryngology.

“There is a growing need for this type of facility, which is less expensive to run than a hospital. This translates to cost savings for patients and the health care system,” said Michael Fracchia, MD, Director of Orthopedics at Mather and one of the principal partners in the venture. The new center will also free up operating rooms at Mather Hospital for more complex procedures that require a hospital stay.

“The new ambulatory surgery center will provide a comfortable setting that will be convenient for patients,” said orthopedic surgeon Brian McGinley, MD, president of the project.

Pinnacle III has successfully facilitated the opening of ambulatory surgery centers nationwide. The Port Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center would be its first in New York State. “Pinnacle III is excited to partner with and assist the local physicians as well as Mather Hospital in bringing high quality, cost-effective ambulatory surgical services to the Port Jefferson area,” said Robert Carrera, CEO/President of Pinnacle III.

Photo Caption: Some of the 19 community surgeons, Mather Administration and Nelin Real Estate representatives attended the recent groundbreaking for the Port Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center.