Hendrick partners with physicians to build new surgery center in Brownwood

Special to the Bulletin

Hendrick Medical Center has announced a joint venture with Abilene and Brownwood physicians to build an outpatient surgery center in Brownwood.

The Hendrick Surgery Center will be located at 2401 Crockett Dr., and offer same-day surgery for specialties including otolaryngology (ENT), gastroenterology, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, gynecology, ophthalmology, pain management and plastic surgery.

    Construction is scheduled to begin June 2016, and be completed in the spring of 2017.

    “Hendrick Medical Center is excited about this new partnership that will enhance patient access to healthcare,” said Tim Lancaster, president and CEO of Hendrick Medical Center. “The facility will bring specialists to the area, as well as allow Brownwood physicians to continue taking care of their patients locally.”

    Outpatient surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers, provide a low cost alternative to hospital-based, low risk outpatient procedures.

    “I’m honored to partner with both my surgeon colleagues from Abilene and Brownwood to bring this surgery center to Brownwood,” said James Fowler, otolaryngologist at Central Texas ENT Associates in Brownwood. “I believe we will bring superlative care to the Brownwood community and surrounding areas, offering a quality alternative for patients’ outpatient surgical needs.”

    The 13,400 square-foot facility will include three operating rooms and 13 pre-op/recovery rooms.