Joint Venture

Twenty two local surgeons have partnered with Saint Mary’s Health Care and Metro Health to operate a surgical center known as the Southwest Surgical Center. This partnership provides physicians with the resources of Saint Mary’s, Trinity Health, and Metro Health, yet the efficiency and responsiveness of a small business.

Hospital-physician joint ventures are the fastest growing type of surgical centers in the country and freestanding outpatient facilities like the Southwest Surgical Center have been shown to provide the physician with the greatest efficiency, the patients with the highest satisfaction, and the lowest cost for both.