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Blackstone Valley Surgicare Acquired By CharterCARE

Blackstone Valley Surgicare, Rhode Island’s largest freestanding ambulatory surgery center, has been acquired from Surgical Care Affiliates by CharterCARE Health Partners. The purchase was approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health last month.

Blackstone Valley SurgiCare, located in Johnston, employs more than 50 health professionals. Last year, it performed more than 4,200 outpatient surgical procedures. Blackstone Valley Surgicare has a storied history of delivering high quality outpatient surgery services in Rhode Island. It was founded in 1976, making it one of the first freestanding outpatient surgical facilities in the state. Over the years, BVS has added new specialties and the latest in technology to keep pace with changes in outpatient surgery.

CharterCARE, a network of acute care hospitals, physician organizations and specialty service providers, is Rhode Island’s first Coordinated Regional Care health system. Providing acute care and outpatient services using sophisticated case management technologies and protocols, it provides patients with the right level of care at the right time at a lower cost. CharterCARE has developed innovative risks sharing contracts with private and government health insurers.

“This acquisition will ensure CharterCARE patients with direct access to a complete range of outpatient surgery procedures and will continue the process of completing our service capabilities”, stated CharterCARE President and CEO John Holiver.

“We are delighted to become part of the CharterCARE network”, stated Blackstone Administrator Ann Dugan. “CharterCARE’s breadth of services, contracting expertise and capital strength will ensure stability and growth for our organization in the years ahead”.

Blackstone Valley SurgiCare is fully licensed by the state of Rhode Island, certified by Medicare and accredited by AAAHC, and accepts all major insurance. In 2003, the facility moved to its present location at 1526 Atwood Avenue in Johnston. To reach Blackstone Valley SurgiCare, call (401) 459-3800 or visit www.blackstonevalleyasc.com.

Ann Dugan, administrator, is pictured below discussing Blackstone Valley Surgicare's capabilities with Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena and John Holiver, CharterCARE CEO.