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  • Compass Joint Replacement Surgery Centers

    Compass Joint Replacement Surgery Centers

    Surgery Centers Specifically Designed for the Performance of Total Joint Arthroplasty

    Through decades of developing and managing surgery centers, the Compass team has seen the transition of many surgical procedure categories from inpatient surgery to freestanding ASCs. Today, the transition of total joints to outpatient represents a continuation of the historical trend. It is the ultimate opportunity for joint replacement surgeons to build competitive, physician-led, high-quality centers of excellence.

  • Compass - The New Doctors Hospital

    The New Doctors Hospital

    POSH vs ASC

    With a moratorium on the development of new physician-owned specialty hospitals (POSH) and rising pressure from payers to push cases to lower cost environments, do POSHs make sense anymore? Read our discussion of why freestanding surgery centers may be the future of complex surgery and why surgeons should evaluate an ASC as an alternative to a POSH investment.

  • Recovery Care Suites

    Recovery Care Suites

    A Discussion with Compass CEO DJ Hill

    These organizations recognize the value the freestanding surgery centers provide to their patients and key payer relationships. An increasing number of systems are turning to an ASC strategy to meet the growing demand for value. Read our issue brief explaining how hospitals evaluate an ASC strategy.

  • Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

    Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

    How to Speed Adoption and Develop a Gold Standard Joint Center

    Joint replacement surgeons across the country are taking control of the healthcare value equation by developing solutions that align their physician practice, surgery center, and other ancillary services around the performance of outpatient total joint replacement. What other factors are necessary for a successful outpatient total joint replacement center of excellence?

  • Certificate of Need

    Certificate of Need

    Short Term Protection, Long Term Risk

    Compass operates many surgery centers in states that regulate ASCs through a certificate of need statute. While CON statutes create meaningful protections for many non-profit health systems, the laws oftentimes slow the rate of shift to higher value care settings like ASCs. Compass has deep experience in navigating CON regulations. Whether you are a hospital or a physician group, we will work collaboratively with you to determine the optimal approach to CON. Read our issue brief on hospitals and CON.

Partner First Surgery Center Management

We know every partnership is unique. With our disciplined approach to clinical operations and business issues, we put our partner physicians in control while providing a seamless surgical experience.
  • Our Mission — We create high value partnerships that provide exceptional surgical services to our communities.
  • Partnership Approach — We value each partnership on its own merit, not as part of a portfolio of companies. Our surgery centers are truly physician-led.
  • Results — In an industry with many corporate players, our partner first approach delivers unmatched results in clinical quality and financial returns. All of our ASCs are fully accredited. Our average margins are twice the national average.
  • How Do We Do It — Compass leverages not only excellence in ASC operations, but decades’ experience in partnership management and an intense focus on market opportunities for our existing partners.
Compass Approach
De Novos Surgery Center Program

De Novo Surgery Centers

Compass relishes the opportunity to build new ASCs on behalf of physicians and hospitals. New ASCs often require a lower investment than buying into existing centers, but can meet or exceed returns. We have a deep experience in planning, physical development, staffing, accreditation, and ASC partnership management. We optimize every project for the local market.

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Our Turnaround Successes

Acquisitions & Turnarounds

As the ASC industry matures and competition increases from large institutions, many ASCs have suffered financially or closed altogether. We recognize that each partnership has its own unique set of goals in these situations. Compass has decades of experience in evaluating options for struggling centers, streamlining options, and re-establishing cash flows for partners.

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Hospital Partnerships

Hospital Partnerships

Health systems committed to an ASC strategy today are well positioned to “win the market” for outpatient surgery. Payers, employers, and patients will continue to push for the high quality, low cost environment of freestanding ASCs. Compass helps our hospital partners “win” in their markets by not only executing their ASC-based surgery strategy, but also by being fully immersed in the market and capitalizing on opportunities when available.

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Strategic Guidance & Support

Strategic Guidance & Support

Our hospital partnerships thrive because we act as a true partner; an extension of the executive team focused on outpatient surgical strategy. To that end, we have developed tools to aid health systems in assessing individual ASC opportunities or in developing long term strategic plans for outpatient surgery. We help our partners develop long term plans with specific milestones. Let Compass partner with your team to help evaluate health system strategy.

Our Services

Industry Leading Results

Chart showing EBITDA Margins Twice the National Average
EBITDA Margins Twice the National Average

Why Partner with Compass?

Our deeply experienced team will get you the ASC resources you need and optimize your surgery center investment.

Decades of Experience

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Hundreds of ASCs Developed and Managed Across the Nation
Compass Leadership Forum
In addition to having access TO a wide-range of management resources, leaders in our ASCs are part of a community. We believe exceptional people sharing ideas with each other creates exceptional results.


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Main:  919.329.2882
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Development Contact

Scott Bacon CFP®, MBA
VP of Business Development
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Our mission is to create high-value partnerships that provide exceptional surgical services to the local communities and provide a positive return on investment to each partner.

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