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Northeast Alliance Surgery Center to Open in Hamden


The Town of Hamden is pleased to announce that the North East Alliance Surgery Center is expected to open at 2080 Whitney Avenue. It is at the location of the former St Raphael’s surgery center that closed several years ago.

The Northeast Alliance Surgery Center will open in the fall of 2018 with Surgical Care Affiliates.  The Northeast Alliance Surgery Center will provide a setting for surgeons to perform outpatient appropriate spine, orthopedic, and pain procedures.  The project is led by Dr. James Yue, a renowned spine surgeon with the Yale School of Medicine.  The surgery center will be largely owned by a group of local physicians with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), an ASC management company, owning a portion of the entity.

NEASC will bring 20 full-time jobs to Hamden during its first year of operation. "North East Alliance Surgery Center will provide safe, innovative, high volume ambulatory surgical care with an added focus on optimizing patient postoperative recovery and outcomes," said Founder James J. Yue, MD. "We look forward to collaborating with local hospitals and university medical and allied health schools to enhance ambulatory surgical education and create jobs."

The greater New Haven healthcare market is dominated by Yale-New Haven Health System, with six hospitals and several outpatient centers. Patients have a limited number of facilities to choose from for low-cost, high-quality surgery, with very few existing ASCs in the surrounding area. This project will provide an additional option, allowing patients needing surgery to receive excellent clinical care at a lower cost.

“This surgery center furthers demonstrates the importance of the health care cluster in Hamden, its impact on the service and retail economy and its value to our citizens. The assistance provided by Lindy Gold (Senior Development Specialist and Regional DECD Ambassador) for the CT Department of Economic and Community Development was critical to getting this done. We will do everything we can, especially in the area of marketing and workforce development to support the success of the Northeast Alliance Surgery Center” stated Dale Kroop, Director of the Department of Economic and Neighborhood Revitalization who has been working with the developer for two years.

The Northeast Alliance Surgery Center (NEASC) will be located in a vacant space formerly occupied by the St. Raphael surgery center. The project will require a general contractor to make significant updates to bring the space up to code and ensure an efficient and safe environment for the patients, physicians, nurses, and support staff. 

The facility will be located in a 15,712 square foot space located at 2080 Whitney Ave in Hamden. The Northeast Alliance Surgery Center will have two operating rooms for various types of surgical procedures and two procedure rooms where pain procedures will be performed. 

The NEASC will also have 23 hour recovery rooms to provide patients a supervised comfortable space if they need to remain in the surgery center over night to recover from their procedure. 

The Northeast Alliance Surgery Center has already completed steps such as obtaining a Certificate of Need (CON), executing a lease, completing equity syndication, and completing the design. The Northeast Alliance Surgery Center will have an economic impact on the local economy both during development and once the facility is up and running.  The construction of the facility and the purchase of medical equipment are expected to add millions of dollars to the Hamden Grand list while supporting various vendors and suppliers in the area.

“I am very pleased to welcome the North East Alliance Surgery Center to Hamden. The NEASC plans to provide almost two dozen professional jobs to workers in and around Hamden, and will also provide much needed medical service options to local residents and visitors. Hamden and its residents will benefit substantially from the NEASC’s arrival here in Town, and I am greatly looking forward to the facility’s grand opening later on this year.” said Mayor Curt Balzano Leng.

The surgery center and its physicians work closely with primary care, physiatrist and interventional pain management physicians to improve the continuity of care before and after procedures. Richard Guerrier, MD, CMO of ProHealth Physicians, a Connecticut-based medical group offering primary and walk-in care, said his group is excited to partner with NEASC.

 "This partnership will further increase our access to clinical best practices and data, which will drive value for patients, health plans and employers," said Dr. Guerrier.

 For more information on the Northeast Alliance Surgery Center, contact Gina Mondo, VP Operations at SCA, (203) 606-8081 or Gina.Mondo@scasurgery.com.

 For more information about Hamden’s Economic Development programs, call Dale Kroop at 203-287-7030 or email him at dkroop@hamden.com

Please visit our web site at www.hamden-ct.com.

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