A public meeting was held in regards to Quincy Medical Group’s proposal for a surgery center at 3347 Broadway (the former Bergner’s space) in Quincy.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Review Board hosted the meeting at the Quincy Public Library.
The meeting was held in response to the filing of an application by Quincy Medical Group on Oct. 25, 2018, to establish the Quincy Medical Group Surgery Center.
The proposed Surgery Center will have eight rooms that will include (but is not limited to) endoscopy, cardiac catheterization, ophthalmology laser surgery and operating rooms to support all of our surgical specialties
Outside of the Surgery Center proposal, there is also a planned Cancer Center with infusion therapy (chemotherapy) and radiation oncology in the same space.
The Quincy Medical Group oncology team and all supporting services for a cancer center will be relocated to the Bergner’s building.
The Surgery Center will be a multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center or ASTC. ASTCs are health care facilities that offer patients the convenience of having surgeries and procedures performed in an outpatient setting - safely outside a hospital setting.
Since their inception, ASTCs have demonstrated an exceptional ability to improve quality and patient service while simultaneously reducing costs.
“In our strategic planning, Quincy Medical Group determined that owning and operating our own surgery facility is important to our mission to deliver cost-effective services to area employers and our patient,” said Dr. Todd Petty, a surgeon at Quincy Medical Group and chairman of the Quincy Medical Group board, said. “Employers have frequently approached us to work with them to deliver surgical services at lower costs locally. Due to the current high costs, employers have frequently encouraged their employees to shop for lower cost services outside the area.”
The Surgery Center will meet a need within the community and broaden local care. “We have spent a lot of time and effort in determining the best way to address the needs of the Quincy community, and to ensure that any project we put forward would not adversely impact other providers in the area with whom Quincy Medical Group respects and wants to see reach their full potential and continue to serve the Quincy community for years to come,” said Carol Brockmiller, Quincy Medical Group CEO.
Dr. Richard Schlepphorst, Chief Medical Officer and Compliance Officer with Quincy Medical Group, added that community partnerships are integral to healthcare.
“Throughout my years of practice and administration, there have been many important and collaborative relationships among and between the doctors and the hospital, and it is important that those relationships continue during and after our project is underway.”
The Surgery Center is expected to go before the Health Facilities and Services Review Board (HFSRB) in early March 2019 for approval. If approved, renovation will begin with an expected completion in 2020 or 2021.
For more information contact Heidi Meyer, Quincy Medical Group director of brand development, at 217-430-1068.