Ambulatory Surgery Unit Opens at St. Joseph Campus

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July 1, 2014

Catholic Health marked the completion of construction of a new $4 million state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery unit (ASU) at the St. Joseph Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital with a special blessing and dedication ceremony in June. The first surgeries in the new operating suite took place on June 16.

The new ASU, designed for outpatient surgical procedures, includes approximately 10,400 square feet of new and renovated space. “We have a clinically advanced center for outpatient surgery that focuses on the patient experience and convenience,” said Martin Boryszak, COO for Sisters Hospital.

The project added three new operating rooms, an expansive and comfortable waiting area with a special pediatric waiting area, as well as completely renovated pre- and post-operative patient holding areas. Renovations also included the addition of a new elevator located in the main lobby that allows patients to enter the facility and proceed directly to the second floor ASU. 

The ASU at the St. Joseph Campus replaces the free-standing Sisters of Charity Ambulatory Surgery Center on Spindrift Drive in Williamsville, NY. “While we will clearly see operational efficiencies in moving services from a leased location, we also believe that the centralized location in Cheektowaga will be more convenient for patients throughout Western New York,” Boryszak added.

In 2013, the St. Joseph Campus relocated and completely renovated its Gastro Intestinal (GI) unit to make it more convenient and accessible for outpatient procedures. Major changes began at St. Joseph Campus nearly a decade ago with the opening of a $7 million emergency department. With a plan to secure St. Joseph’s future by merging it with Sisters of Charity Hospital in 2009, Catholic Health has been redeveloping the campus to preserve and strengthen vital healthcare services for residents throughout Buffalo and its eastern suburbs.