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BY: Rachel Fuerschbach | January 16, 2014

Chairman of the Eastern Niagara Hospital Board of Directors George V.C Muscato introduced Thursday details of a $3 million project that will result in the Niagara Regional Surgery Center (NRSC), a state-of-the-art surgical center.

The center located at 5875 S. Transit Road is a 13,500 square foot center including 1,700 square foot of surgical space.

The center will hold four surgical suites as well as pre-operative areas, recovery and support functions and a waiting room for families.

Numerous specialties will be provided through the center, including orthopedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, general surgery and podiatry.

The NRSC has a threefold goal to accommodate additional patients for the Eastern Niagara Community and its surrounding area, to provide cost-effective and efficient care in a state of the art setting and to respond to a public desire for outpatient surgical services in the region.

The idea to create the center was brought to the board by physicians and surgeons such as Ophthalmologist Dr. Andrea Buccilli and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Zinno who saw the trend in healthcare.

“It is a team project between administration and surgeons in response to the trends that we see from our patients,” Chief Executive Officer Clare A. Haar said.

The facility offers the patients the ability to have an “environment that is a little bit more comfortable than a hospital center,” Haar added.

The Ambulatory surgical center will also have an advantage of being a little bit more expedited than a hospital creating an increase in customer satisfaction due to the efficiency of the center.

The planned opening of NRSC in mid-July will create new jobs in the region ranging from nurses, technicians and clerical staff.

The center will start off with 18 to 20 employees and create an expansion of employee base jobs according to Chief Operating Officer David J. DiBacco.

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