South Shore Health Expands Outpatient Surgical Space

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Susan Griffin
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South Shore Health has announced the expansion of its outpatient Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) at 2 Pond Park in Hingham. This expansion increases the operating room (OR) capacity at the site from four to six ORs and marks the fulfillment of one of the health system’s strategic priorities, to further enhance and expand care for the community it serves.

“Through this increased surgical capacity, we aim to transition more appropriate outpatient surgeries to the ASC, while opening up incremental OR space at South Shore Hospital for additional inpatient and/or complex surgical services,” said Allen L. Smith, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Shore Health.

“We are confident that this expansion will help improve surgical access for patients, maintain the highest quality of care delivery, promote a positive patient, family, and care team experience, as well as support the financial health of our organization,” said Bill Johnston, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said. 

“We are excited to be providing more advanced outpatient surgical care close to where patients live and work, and to expand our highly talented workforce.”

The state-of-the-art six OR ambulatory surgery center is equipped with cutting-edge technology and facilities, and a dedicated surgical care team across a diverse range of surgical specialties including:

Existing Surgical Services                       New Surgical Services

Colorectal Surgery                                    Gynecologic Surgery

General Surgery                                        Ophthalmology (Oculoplastics)

Ophthalmology (Retina)                           Plastic Surgery

Orthopedics                                               Urology (Cystoscopy)

Podiatry                                                     Vascular (Vein Repair)


“The opening of our larger center at Two Pond Park in Hingham not only grows our ambulatory surgical capabilities, but is evidence of our commitment to delivering advanced care to our patients in a convenient, efficient and comfortable setting”, said Fred Millham, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, South Shore Health.

Throughout the project, there was an interdisciplinary team approach to identifying and ensuring how the community’s needs would be met. 

“The entire team showed remarkable expertise, skill, and enthusiasm in bringing this project to fruition,” said Jean Conley, Nurse Manager, Surgical Division. “We look forward to caring for our community with this important expansion and additional services.”