Waterbury HEALTH has Minority Ownership Interest in Wtby. Surgery Ctr.

Waterbury HEALTH -- a local network anchored by 357-bed Waterbury Hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare services as well as primary and multispecialty physician services and home health care -- has acquired a minority ownership interest in Waterbury Surgery Center, a free-standing multispecialty facility providing high-quality ambulatory surgical services.  Waterbury HEALTH began managing the facility Dec. 31, 2020.  

“We are excited to join with the physician owners of Waterbury Surgery Center who have created a strong, well-run multispecialty facility serving Waterbury and surrounding communities,” said Waterbury HEALTH President and CEO Lester P. Schindel.  “This investment allows Waterbury HEALTH to expand community access to outpatient surgical services and is a key component of our population health strategy. With continuing medical and technological advancement, more and more surgeries can safely be done in outpatient surgery centers resulting in improved clinical outcomes and higher patient satisfaction at a lower cost.” 

 “We are pleased to welcome Waterbury HEALTH as our partner, and we look forward to working together to expand access to care in our community,” said Dr. Robert Leventhal, Waterbury Surgery Center Medical Director.  

About Waterbury HEALTH  

Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury Surgery Center, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home Greater Waterbury Imaging Center and Access Rehab Centers, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.  

About Waterbury Surgery Center 

Waterbury Surgery Center is a free-standing, ADA compliant, physician-owned multispecialty ambulatory surgery center located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The center’s highly trained and board-certified specialists are supported by a professional team of anesthesia, operating and recovery room personnel. Waterbury Surgery Center is accredited through Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).