Capitalizing on a growing trend in healthcare, St. Louis-based Kadean Construction has just completed three ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) in Kansas and Wisconsin, and is starting construction on two more centers in Michigan and Indiana, the company announced today.
“These ambulatory surgical centers are in demand,” said Mike Eveler, president of Kadean Construction. “As our nation’s population ages and the need for various joint replacements and other out-patient surgery continues to grow, these centers are providing an excellent medical service in local communities.”
All five centers are being built for Towson, Maryland-based SurgCenter Development, a corporation that partners with local surgeons to create physician-owned and operated ambulatory surgical centers (ASC).
The Overland Park Surgical Suites is in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, while the other two recently completed centers are located in Milwaukee and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
The Overland Park facility is nearly 7,500 sq. ft. and located in a multi-tenant building; the Milwaukee Surgical Suites is in a single-user building totaling nearly 7,400 sq. ft.; and, the Pleasant Prairie facility – called the North Shore Surgical Suites – is nearly 7,100 sq. feet.
The two newest centers that Kadean is constructing are in Zeeland, Michigan, and Munster, Indiana. Both will be in the 7,000 - 7,500 sq. ft. range, Eveler said.
SurgCenter has developed 177 ASCs with approximately 1,250 physicians throughout the United States, said Dr. Stacey Berner, principal, CEO, and managing partner, of SurgCenter Development.
“Our centers and surgical suites are serving a tremendous need,” he said. “For example, our centers have provided more than 22,000 joint replacements since 2013. Last year alone, our SurgCenter facilities provided joint replacements to nearly 7,000 patients in 19 states.”
He said advancements in surgical technique and pain control enable doctors to perform what was once a very complex procedure in a few hours, and offer hip and knee replacement patients a shorter recovery time, usually in the comfort of their homes.
Dr. Berner said more than 96 percent of the joint replacement patients treated at SurgCenter Development facilities were discharged the same day. Following an average four-hour recovery, 94 percent of hip replacement patients and 97 percent of knee replacement patients went home the same day.
The readmission rate from joint replacement procedures was less than 1 percent, he added.
Kadean, which was recently named one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” in the St. Louis region by the St. Louis Business Journal for the second year in a row, previously built four other ASCs for SurgCenter Development in Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan, and Ocala and Hollywood, Florida, Eveler said.
The Business Journal’s ranking comes on the heels of Kadean being named mid-sized General Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council. The organization honored Kadean for its commitment to working closely with its subcontractors, whom Eveler described as “dedicated partners and a big part of our company’s success for more than 50 years.”
Construction of ASCs is part of Kadean’s continuing growth strategy in its medical construction division, which includes major medical center construction and renovation, Eveler said.
Two of Kadean’s most recent medical construction projects include the completion of the $13.1 million expansion of the Siteman Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient treatment facility at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in suburban St. Louis, and a multi-million-dollar expansion of two floors of patient rooms at Missouri Baptist.
The company also is constructing independent and assisted senior living facilities in Sunset Hills and Independence, MO, Eveler said.
Kadean also specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting in the commercial and light industrial sector.
It is currently completing its fourth tilt-up distribution warehouse facility in the Aviator Business Park, near St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, for Panattoni Development.
Kadean also is preparing to start constructing two commercial distribution warehouse buildings at the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL, and KCI Logistics Center in suburban Kansas City, MO.