PAMF to Build New Outpatient Surgery Center
To better care for the surgical needs of patients in the East Bay, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) will build a new outpatient surgery center in Fremont.
On September 10, 2013, the Fremont City Council granted unanimous approval for PAMF to build a 20,400-square-foot medical building and a 216-space parking structure. The new Fremont Surgery Center will be located at 3200 Kearny Street on the campus that is already home to two existing PAMF medical centers.
The new surgery center will have four operating rooms and two endoscopy suites, 18 pre-op and post-op bays, and five post-anesthesia care unit recovery bays. A new traffic circle will include a patient drop-off area. Classified an ambulatory surgery center, patients will be able to have same-day procedures performed there.
“Once this new surgery center is open, our physicians will be able to perform outpatient surgical cases on our Fremont campus, which is both more convenient for our patients and more efficient for our providers,” PAMF’s Alameda Regional President Jimmy Hu, M.D., said. “We are very pleased to build an attractive new medical building as a gateway to the City of Fremont and to serve communities throughout Alameda County.”
A groundbreaking is expected by the end of the year. Construction is planned to begin before the end of 2013 and to take 12-16 months to complete.
About PAMF Surgery Centers
PAMF has fully licensed and accredited outpatient surgery centers in Mountain View and Palo Alto, both of which are staffed with physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and support staff.
At the Mountain View SurgiCenter, the most common surgical procedures performed are colonoscopies, endoscopic sinus surgeries, lithotripsy (using shock waves to break up stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter), and several orthopedic arthroscopy and urology procedures.
The Surgecenter at the Palo Alto Center has four operating rooms and three procedure suites where an average of more than 12,400 procedures is performed annually. The most common procedures are colonoscopy, cataract removal, ear, nose and throat procedures, and general gynecologic and orthopedic procedures.
PAMF’s ambulatory surgery centers are characterized by high-quality care, a friendly atmosphere and lower costs than hospitals. Both outpatient surgery center facilities are compliant with the highest standards of health care and are equipped to meet any medical emergency that might arise during the course of surgery or performance of a procedure.