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do a lot more cases in an ASC than in a hospital. • More specialties. We're most excited about expanding total joints. We have some very good joint replacement surgeons, but they were affiliated with competing hospitals. Now, they're onboard with total knees and total hips as a 23-hour stay. We need to renovate, and that may take up to a year before we can get going with total joints. If you can't beat them, join them They're all playing in the same sandbox now, but for decades our local hospitals haven't exactly played well together. Like hospitals everywhere, they competed vigorously for business. It wasn't always productive for 3 neighboring hospitals to compete in service lines like Business Advisor BA 3 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 Bingham Memorial Hospital helped fund Skyline Surgery Center in Pocatello, Idaho, 6 years ago. They've been working as part- ners since the ASC opened. The new joint venture will give 2 com- peting hospitals access to the surgery center. Here's a look at the 3 hospitals: • Bingham Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit 25-bed criti- cal access hospital in Blackfoot, Idaho, that employs nearly 1,000 people and has facilities in 6 other communities. • Mountain View Hospital has 43 beds and serves Idaho Falls and its surrounding area. • Portneuf Medical Center is a 205-bed regional referral hospi- tal for southern and eastern Idaho and western Wyo-ming that includes a cancer center and a Level II NCIU to its cardiology care and Level II trauma center. — Mike Morsch Sketches of the 3 Hospital Partners UNDER ONE ROOF

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