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Helping Hand - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - July 2019

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3 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 W e're a couple months into our unlikely — and unprecedent- ed — partnership in which 3 rival hospitals within a 50- mile radius own and use the same ambulatory surgery cen- ter. Yes, you heard right. Rather than each building its own ASC, 3 hospitals that used to compete for cases, contracts, surgeons and staff are now living under the same roof here at Skyline Surgery Center in Pocatello, Idaho. The collaborate-rather-than-compete idea is so crazy it just might work. For our first 6 years, Skyline partnered with Bingham Memorial Hospital in a standard hospital-ASC joint venture. Only independent surgeons and Bingham-affiliated surgeons could use our facility. Meanwhile, Portneuf Medical Center and Mountain View Hospital each considered building their own ASCs to compete against us. But after running the financials, the hospitals saw it made much more sense to partner with us. Thus was born the 3-hospital-physician 3 Rival Hospitals Own the Same Surgery Center Partner with your competitors is the name of the game in Pocatello, Idaho. Business Advisor Ryan Hope, MD • SKY'S THE LIMIT Skyline Surgery Center in Pocatello, Idaho, expects to add 200-plus cases a month after forming a unique joint venture with 3 neighboring hospitals. Amanda Hope/Skyline Surgery Center

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