West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. – Stonebridge and Physicians Surgery Center announce expansion
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. and Physicians Surgery Center are partnering for an expansion project to create a more spacious and comfortable environment for patients.
The organizations will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the surgery center and adjacent clinic at 207 Stonebridge Blvd. at 4 p.m. Dec. 9. The project will create a 25,000-square-foot, dual-use facility when it is complete in 18 months.
The surgery center is modernizing its building to refine the patient experience while expanding its family waiting room and building additional privacy suites for patients in need of longer monitoring and more acute care.
Meanwhile, West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic – Stonebridge, which uses the surgery center for many outpatient procedures, will add approximately 14,000 square feet to its Stonebridge clinic space to better serve patients.
“Because the demand and need for orthopedic surgical services and interventional pain management has grown so rapidly, we need to expand so that we can maintain a comfortable and state-of the art environment for our patients and referring providers that we serve,” said Jason T. Hutchison, M.D., President of West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic and a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon.
The Physicians Surgery Center originally opened in 1995 as a facility focused on eye care. Today, its surgeons and staff complete almost 6,000 surgeries per year within the medical specialties of ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, plastics and urology.
“Physician-owned surgery centers are one of the key solutions to the crisis of rising health care costs, consistently exceeding the standard of care and producing savings for patients and insurers alike,” said Dr. Sean Neel, a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Medical Director of the Physicians Surgery Center. “I am eager to see how the next evolution of Physicians Surgery Center will further impact Jackson and the broader West Tennessee community for the good of the people who live and work here.”
The project, designed with patient comfort in mind, will include a new covered entrance with a circle drive for improved patient access to the building. It will also incorporate LED lights that will be able to change colors, making it a focal point of the building.
The expansion’s architect is Vaughan Associates Architects Inc.; the construction contractor is Fisher Construction Co. Inc. Financing is by the Bank of Jackson.
West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic was founded by Lowell F. Stonecipher, M.D., in 1973. Its main Jackson facility is nearby on Physicians Drive and is one of the region’s most highly respected practices. It has full-time clinics in Dyersburg and Paris as well as satellite offices in Parsons, Brownsville, Union City, Lexington, Bolivar, Ripley, Trenton and Dover. Bone & Joint physicians and its medical teams specialize in sports medicine, joint replacement, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder, hand, spine, and pain management.
“We are focusing daily to have a patient-oriented and educated culture,” said Donna Klutts, CEO, West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. and Interim Director of the Physicians Surgery Center. “Patients insist on prompt service, improved safety and quality, greater respect, compassion, convenience and a closure of the current information gap between the physician/provider and the patient. Absent satisfaction, the patient (our consumer) will go elsewhere. We’ve also focused on increased technology advances and patient preferences on reducing costs.”
“West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. has added locations across West Tennessee for convenience and has been successful in recruiting skilled, highly educated and experienced, compassionate providers that are zealous about their profession and are genuine about taking care of their patients and families. It follows through to the staff. We have several generations of family members that are patients of West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C.”(December 2016)