January 8, 2013
TriHealth announced it has purchased the Evendale Medical Center, the Evendale Imaging Center and the Evendale Medical Center at Westside. Evendale Medical Center becomes TriHealth Evendale Hospital, and the Evendale Medical Center at Westside becomes TriHealth Evendale West Surgery Center.
The announcement was made by TriHealth President and CEO, John Prout. The acquisition helps TriHealth meet the growing demand for surgery and high-quality, patient focused care among its expanding patient base.
“We are excited to welcome to TriHealth a dynamic group of physicians and employees and a thriving health care provider,” added Prout. “TriHealth and Evendale Medical Center share a focus on quality care, and a commitment to provide value and convenience for the community. We are optimistic about growth opportunities for these locations and look forward to working with our new physician partners to deliver the best outpatient surgical care possible.”
In its eighth year of operation, Evendale Medical Center consists of two surgery centers and an imaging center. The original facility, formerly known as the Surgery Center of Evendale, located at 3155 Glendale Milford Road, saw its first patient in June 2004. The 83,000 square foot building caters to several specialties including orthopedics, otolaryngology, podiatry, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, gynecology, pain management, ophthalmology and general surgery. Approximately 13,000 procedures are performed per year, including 600 inpatient stays.
In 2010, Westside Regional Medical Center was acquired and became Evendale Medical Center at Westside. The facility, located at 3660 Edgewood Drive in Monfort Heights, consists of four operating rooms and two procedure rooms and performs approximately 4,500 outpatient surgeries annually. In 2011, Evendale Imaging Center, located at 3147 Glendale Milford Road, was acquired and became the outpatient imaging department of Evendale Medical Center. This 10,000 square foot department offers MRI, CT, X-ray, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound, performing approximately 5,000 imaging procedures per year.
“Evendale Medical Center has been a well run, physician-owned facility for many years,” said Mark Deutsch, MD, Board Chairman, Evendale Medical Center. “We also have recognized it is critical for physicians and hospitals to work closely together to create a patient-friendly, integrated healthcare delivery system. TriHealth has a strong record of partnering with physicians to drive positive change in the system of care, which was critical to our decision to become part of the TriHealth family.
Strategically, the acquisition allows TriHealth to provide more comprehensive care and enhanced services to patients in the Evendale and Sharonville area while providing additional services on the west side as well.
“It has become more important for health systems to be able to offer physicians immediate access to a closely integrated system of clinical and preventative services as well as comprehensive care for their patients,” said Prout.
TriHealth will retain the center’s 200 employees. The transition will not directly affect patients currently scheduled for surgery or tests at the three facilities.
“We are working hard to make the transition as seamless as possible for the center’s patients, employees and the surgeons and physicians who operate there,” added Prout.
TriHealth and TriHealth Evendale Hospital will work to form strategic relationships with physicians in order to better serve patients and the community. This type of joint partnership will enhance physician-hospital relationships and increase the sharing of resources between the two groups.
“We are excited about becoming part of the TriHealth family and look forward to the many exciting collaborations that will build on our strong foundation and increase access to an enhanced level of programs and services,” said Dr. Deutsch. “This affiliation will be a great partnership that provides our patients with direct access to an even more complete network of the community’s best healthcare services.”