The Monticello Surgery Center is now open to provide the community a choice for high-quality, lower-cost same-day surgical care. There is no need to travel to the Twin Cities or St. Cloud to take advantage of the lower costs, convenience and efficiencies that ambulatory surgery centers offer.
“The Monticello Surgery Center provides exceptional same-day surgical care for our community,” said Mary Ellen Wells, Monticello Surgery Center board member and administrator at CentraCare Health – Monticello. “The surgery center’s lower costs are possible because same-day procedures are planned and scheduled, so the center will not be staffed or equipped 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergency surgeries like a hospital operating room is. These savings are passed on to our patients.”
The Monticello Surgery Center is a partnership of CentraCare Health – Monticello, Stellis Health, North Memorial Health Care and individual surgeons. The new ambulatory surgery center features specialties including general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, gastroenterology, colonoscopies, ear/nose/throat, podiatry and urology. The surgery center is conveniently located on the campus of CentraCare Health – Monticello with close parking and easy access to I-94 and Highway 10.
“We are proud to bring together CentraCare Health – Monticello, Stellis Health and North Memorial to partner on such an important health care service for our community,” said Wells. “I am confident the Monticello Surgery Center will improve our community’s access to care, increase efficiency of care and reduce the cost of care. This is truly a win for our patients and our community.”