The list is of specialty hospitals is growing. Following is a partial list of specialty hospitals, quite a few of which are under construction. The information comes from their Web sites, news reports and interviews.
- Hot Springs Surgical Hospital, Hot Springs. An $11 million facility with 20 beds owned and operated by 17 physicians, offering orthopedic, urological, ophthamologic, podiatric and general surgery.
- Surgical Hospital of Jonesboro, Jonesboro. An $11 million facility with 12 rooms and four ORs under development by 10 physicians. Expected to open in August 2003, it will initially be used for neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery.
- Arkansas Heart Hospital, Little Rock. An 84-bed hospital that is a joint venture between physicians and MedCath. It was opened in 1997.
- Lutheran Heart Hospital, Mesa. Owned by a local hospital network, Banner Health System, it is on the campus of Mesa Lutheran Hospital and was built when MedCath opened Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix.
- Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, Mesa. A 20-bed facility developed by Chicago-based National Surgical Hospitals in partnership with 19 local physicians. It is scheduled to open in late 2003.
- Arizona Heart Hospital, Phoenix. A $30 million facility with 59 licensed beds owned by MedCath in partnership with the Arizona Heart Institute and its physicians.
- Tucson Heart Hospital, Tucson. A $34 million, 60-bed facility owned by MedCath in partnership with physicians. It includes four cardiac catheterization labs, three ORs and a full-service ER.
- Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Bakersfield. Owned by MedCath and 20 physicians who are cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, it has 47 beds, three ORs and four cardiac catheterization labs. It opened in September 1999.
- Patients' Hospital of Redding, Redding. It specializes in surgery and invasive pain management and has more than 130 physicians on staff.
- Stanislaus Surgical Hospital, Modesto. It has 186 physicians on staff. It started as an ASC in 1985 and in 2000 was re-licensed as a general acute care hospital.
- Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, Thousand Oaks. This 21-bed facility with six ORs is scheduled to open in 2004. It is a partnership between physicians and Fresno-based FSC Health.
- Idaho Falls Recovery Center, Idaho Falls. This facility provides short stays and long-term care for patients following surgery and for chemotherapy. It also manages chronic pain and provides 24-hour observation and care for special medical conditions such as blood clots, wound management, IV therapy and blood transfusion.
- Neurologic & Orthopedic Institute of Chicago, Chicago. This 78-bed facility with 10 ORs opened on Jan. 1 in an existing acute care hospital. It is a joint venture between NeuroSource, a Chicago-based company providing business expertise to neurosurgery practices, and the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch, a neurosurgery group practice.
- Indiana Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. This $60 million, 88-bed facility is a joint venture between 28 cardiologists with Indiana Heart Associates and Community Hospitals Indianapolis, a local acute care hospital network. It opened in December 2002.
- Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis. This $60 million, 60-bed facility has four ORs and four cath lab. It is a 50-50 partnership between two practices (Care Group and CorVasc) and St. Vincent Health, a local hospital network.
- Clarian Cardiovascular Center, Indianapolis. This is a newly renovated hospital within a hospital, wholly owned by Clarian Health Partners, a hospital group representing Indiana University, Methodist and Riley hospitals.
- St. Francis Cardiac and Vascular Center, Indianapolis. A $60 million, 112-bed addition to the campus of St. Francis hospital, owned by the hospital.
- Great Bend Surgical and Diagnostic Hospital, Great Bend. Opened in April 2001, it has four beds and is 90% outpatient. Covering OB/GYN, orthopedics, ENT, urology and podiatry procedures, it is completely owned by doctors.
- Salina Surgical Hospital, Salina. Local physicians and Salina Regional Health Center opened the Salina Surgical Hospital in November 1999.
- Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita. This 53-bed facility opened in February 1999. It has 26 physicians on staff.
- Galichia Heart Hospital, Wichita. Founded by local cardiologist Joseph Galichia, M.D., this $20 million facility opened in February 2002.
- Louisiana Heart Hospital, Lacombe. This joint venture between MedCath and local physicians hospital is under construction just north of New Orleans. It will have 58 beds, three ORs and three catheterization labs.
- Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Lafayette. This joint venture between MedCath and local physicians is in planning stages. It will have 32 in-patient ICU beds expandable to 64 beds, two operating suites and two catheterization labs.
- Heart Hospital of New Mexico, Albuquerque. A collaboration between MedCath, Southwest Cardiology Associates and the New Mexico Heart Institute at St. Joseph Healthcare, it has 55 beds, three ORs and four catheterization labs.
- Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City. This 138-year-old hospital has been ranked No. 1 in the Northeast for orthopedics and rheumatology for the past 11 years in US News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
- North Carolina Specialty Hospital, Durham. This 24-bed hospital is jointly owned by National Surgical Hospitals in Chicago and two practices. It was originally an ENT hospital built in 1927 but now is used mostly for orthopedics. It is seeking state permission to rebuild at another location.
- New Albany Surgical Hospital, New Albany. This 30-bed orthopedic hospital, slated to open in November, has 28 physician investors representing neurology, orthopedics, physiatry, neurosurgery, internal medicine and emergency medicine. Two local acute care hospital chains have threatened to remove investors from their medical staffs after the hospital opens.
- Dayton Heart Hospital, Dayton. A joint venture between physicians and MedCath, this facility has 47 beds, three ORs and four cath labs.
- Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Oklahoma City. This 78-bed, all-digital facility opened in August 2002. It is a $75 million joint venture of Mercy Health Center of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates.
- Oklahoma Spine Hospital, Oklahoma City. This 18-bed facility is owned by neuroscience specialists and other spine doctors, who contributed $11.5 million to the project. It opened in March 2000.
- Bone and Joint Hospital, Oklahoma City. A 102-bed facility founded in 1920, it specializes in orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology and medical rehabilitation.
- Orthopedic Hospital of Oklahoma, Tulsa. Jointly owned by 50 physicians, it opened in 2001.
- Dakota Plains Surgical Center, Aberdeen. This eight-bed facility, with three ORs, opened in 1996. But the following year, the local acute care hospital barred new physicians at this facility from its staff, and that policy was upheld by the state supreme court in January 2001. There are now six orthopedic surgeons in the group, and two of them do not have privileges at the acute care hospital.
- Heart Hospital of South Dakota, Sioux Falls. This joint venture between 20 physicians at North Central Heart Institute, MedCath and Avera McKennan, a hospital network, opened on March 20 2001. It has It has 55 critical-care beds, three ORs, three cath labs and a round-the-clock ER.
- Heart Hospital of Austin, Austin. This 58-bed facility is a joint venture between 27 doctors and MedCath. It opened in 1998.
- El Paso Specialty Hospital, El Paso. This partnership between Chicago-based National Surgical Hospitals and a group of 23 orthopedic and neurosurgery surgeons has 31 beds and six ORs It opened in March 2001 on the site of an ASC that opened in 1997.
- Frisco Medical Center, Frisco. This $52 million, 13-bed facility, owned by 82 area doctors, opened in September 2002. It is managed by Baylor Health Care System and United Surgical Partners International. It specializes in concierge care.
- Harlingen Medical Center, Harlingen. This 112-bed facility with 10 ORs and two cath labs offers cardiovascular care, orthopedics, neurology and OB/GYN. It opened in October 2002 and is run by MedCath.
- McAllen Heart Hospital, McAllen. This facility opened in 1996 and is now owned by the local acute care hospital, McAllen Medical Center. It has a 24-hour ER.
- Spine Hospital of South Texas, San Antonio. A partnership between local physicians and National Surgical Hospitals, this 30-bed facility, with six ORs, opened in October 2002.
- Heart Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio. When it opens later this year, this 60-bed facility will have four ORs, five cath labs and an ER. It is a joint venture between MedCath and local physicians.
- Kell West Regional Hospital, Wichita Falls. Seventy physicians invested in this $10.3 million hospital, which has 15 beds and six ORs. It opened in January 1999.
- Cache Valley Specialty Hospital, North Logan. This 10-room facility was converted from an ASC by National Surgical Hospitals in Chicago. It opened in October 2000.
- Heart Hospital of Milwaukee, Milwaukee. This facility is targeted to open in the fall. It will have 32 beds (expandable to 64), three ORs and three cath labs. It is a partnership between MedCath and a group of area physicians.
- Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Glendale. This 50-50 partnership between doctors and Columbia-St Mary's, a Milwaukee-based general hospital system, opened in June 2001.