October 19, 2022/Ohio Regional

Cleveland Clinic’s Wooster Outpatient Surgery Center Again Named Among Best in Nation by Newsweek

Facility consistently earns high patient satisfaction scores, offers wide range of surgeries

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WOOSTER, Ohio: Cleveland Clinic’s Wooster Milltown Specialty and Surgery Center has been named one of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2023 by Newsweek magazine for the third year in a row.

“We are honored by this ongoing recognition of our center,” said Brenda Welch, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, Cleveland Clinic Regional Operations Director. “Our entire team of incredible physicians, nurses and supporting caregivers is committed to working together to deliver individualized care to each patient before, during and after their procedures. Because of that commitment, we consistently receive high patient satisfaction scores.”

The rankings identify the nation’s top ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) based on quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations, relative to in-state peers. The Wooster ASC, located at 721 East Milltown Rd., Wooster, also achieved this designation in 2021 and 2022.

This award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., an industry ranking provider. The awards list that was announced today is the third time these rankings have been compiled and released.

More than 5,000 ASCs were analyzed, and 510 were ultimately selected for inclusion in the final analysis. Those centers exclusively provide surgical services to patients not requiring hospitalization and in which the expected duration of services would not exceed 24 hours following an admission.

The list was calculated based on two data sources:

  • Online survey by state: In August and September of 2022, thousands of medical professionals (doctors/surgeons, registered nurses, nursing assistants and therapists) working in the management/administration in ASCs were invited to take an online survey. Participants were asked to recommend at least three and up to 10 notable ASCs in their state but were not allowed to recommend their own employer.
  • Performance data: Data from the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services were used as well.

The Wooster ASC provides a convenient location for necessary and elective surgeries, such as endoscopies and colonoscopies; orthopedic procedures, such as treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and cyst removal; bone marrow biopsies, and procedures on the foot.

For more information about scheduling an outpatient surgical procedure at Cleveland Clinic’s Wooster Milltown Specialty and Surgery Center, please call 330.287.4500.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 22 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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