The Berkeley Medical Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Outpatient Surgery Center.
Officials say the initiative to get this center up and running started two years ago.
Medical Center officials say they noticed the level of patients entering the OR was beyond their capacity to comfortably accommodate them.
The surgery center will be complete with 12 pre and post procedure rooms, 4 operating rooms, as well as a pre-surgical testing area.
“It’s important for hospitals and health care in general to provide the best patient experience possible…” said President and CEO of the Berkeley Medical Center, Tony Zelenka. “…the ambience of an outpatient setting not only provides a very high quality level of care, but it also provides a good – we hope to provide a good quality patient experience as well.”
The center will be officially open to the public starting on the third of January next year.