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2 0 • S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 1 S urgery centers become outdated after about 20 years. Ours certainly had. Its four ORs were constantly filled to capacity. The wait- ing room was cramped. Walls felt like they were closing in. A group of physician-owners had built the eye-only facility in 1999. When I came onboard as the administrator in 2015, we drew up plans for a new build that could accommodate steadily increasing case volumes. In 2018, the new Tennessee Valley Eye Center, a 18,500-square-foot surgery center opened, featuring six state-of-the-art ORs, plenty of patient-friendly fea- tures and tons of useful space staff and surgeons love. • First impressions. The move into the new facility Melanie Burgess | Knoxville, Tenn. A Site for Sore Eyes Our state-of-the-art surgery center is a one-stop shop for cutting-edge ophthalmic care. NEW BEGINNING The sun rises on the opening day of the new Tennessee Valley Eye Center in Knoxville. All photos provided by Tennessee Valley Eye Center

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