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Three Big Benefits of Surgical Centers

By CME Corp Staff | October 12, 2023

There’s a reason why ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) have a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.22% between 2023 and 2030 1. Actually, there are three reasons:

  • State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment and Technology
  • Efficiency at its Best
  • Cost-Effective Healthcare

Combined with technological advancements in medical equipment, anesthesia techniques, and surgical procedures, ambulatory surgical centers answer the market demand for cost-effective and convenient surgical options.

ASC’s offer patients same-day surgical procedures across multiple medical specialties such as orthopedics, ophthalmology, and gastroenterology. These state-of-the-art medical facilities are equipped for surgical procedures ranging from minor to complex. Add the appeal of same-day surgery and it is no surprise that the surgical center market is growing.


Surgical Center Growth Factors

State-of-the-art Medical Equipment and Technology

From cool, shadow eliminating LED surgical lights and ergonomic surgical tables to electrosurgical equipment, vital signs monitors, defibrillators and EKG machines, surgical centers are equipped with state-of-the medical equipment that helps ensure a positive outcome for outpatient surgery patients.

While the focus is and should be on positive patient experiences and outcomes, staff satisfaction is a growing focus for many facilities. Medical equipment like ergonomic, easily maneuverable case and anesthesia carts, foot operated scrub sinks and bacteria resistant surgical steel instruments and basins make the professional life of surgical staff that much more efficient and safe.

Efficiency at its Best

By design, surgical centers provide surgical procedures to patients and discharge them the same day, no overnight stay required. The whole experience is streamlined, from patient arrival to the specialized care from the medical staff in recovery. How better to start the process than being seated in a multi-purpose stretcher chair at check-in and wake up in recovery in the same stretcher chair reconfigured to a flat position.

On arrival patients may be asked to update or supplement the medical history already in their electronic health record. Vital signs are recorded, and any quick tests are administered. Then it’s off to be prepped for the surgical procedure.

In a surgical room equipped with medical equipment dedicated to the specific specialty of the surgeon and the workflow of the surgical team, the procedure is performed. Next, it’s off to recovery.

In recovery patients are attended by skilled healthcare professionals trained to monitor the early stages of post operative recovery. Once a patient is awake and cleared by the medical team they are discharged and off to the comfort of home with detailed postoperative instructions in hand.

Streamlined productivity appeals to patients who need to minimize the disruption to their lives but expect quality healthcare and a positive outcome.

This is the picture of efficiency and convenience.

Cost-Effective Healthcare

For the insurance companies and patients paying out of pocket for what insurance does not cover, ASC’s offer a cost-effective approach to healthcare. By eliminating the need for an overnight stay, surgical centers wipe out the expenses associated with prolonged acute care. By extension this can reduce the overall cost of the healthcare rendered by the ASC.

Yet, despite having earned a reputation for cost-effectiveness, ambulatory surgical centers sales are estimated to reach $21,345.86 million by 2030 1.

By marrying state-of-the-art technology and medical equipment with patient centered efficiency and convenience surgical centers have helped to reshape the surgical procedure landscape. The cost-effective outpatient surgery model of the ASC has positioned it for rapid growth. With the projected boom will come the need for new facilities.

Equipping Ambulatory Surgical Centers

CME, with over four decades of experience as a medical equipment distributor, has been involved with countless successful medical construction projects. We work with all members of the construction team, from in-house staff and design teams to equipment planners, architects, and project managers to ensure new or renovated surgical centers are open on time and on budget.

Our turnkey logistics teams will:

  • Build a comprehensive checklist and quote of required equipment for every room in the facility.
  • Help you choose the best medical equipment for the unique needs of your surgical center.
  • Consolidate order into one purchase order. We will schedule and track the shipments to ensure the medical equipment arrives on time without any “hidden” fees.
  • Receive and warehouse until the building is ready to accept the equipment.
  • Assemble the equipment prior to delivery and work with manufacturers/shipping companies to correct defects or damage issues identified during assembly.
  • Deliver your medical equipment when you are ready, install it where it belongs, and take away all packing materials.

Our biomedical team is available to support in-house biomedical technicians to assist with the installation and check-in of the new medical equipment. We can assist with electrical checks, battery checks, asset-tagging, and equipment inspections.

Click the CHAT to share your needs for a surgical center project. A CME expert is ready to start the conversation with you.




About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipmentturnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers. With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.


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