TOPEKA, Kansas (June 7, 2019) – The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus (St. Francis Campus) and Tallgrass Surgical Center have completed the transaction for the hospital’s acquisition of the surgery center.
“With the addition of the Tallgrass Surgery Center to our family, we can offer patients more convenience, better access to care, and more healthcare delivery options,” commented St. Francis Campus CEO Steve Anderson. “Tallgrass Surgical Center is a first-class surgical facility offering quality patient care provided by professionals dedicated to service excellence. We welcome them and look forward to continuing to expand our many outpatient surgical options.”
Dr. Benedict Figuerres, Tallgrass president and an orthopedic surgeon, stated, “Since our founding seventeen years ago, we have provided award-winning patient experiences. By becoming part of the St. Francis Campus, we will offer our patients and surgeons seamless access to the resources of a major hospital and will improve the coordination of care across all settings.”
Tallgrass is a multispecialty surgery center that houses three operating rooms and one procedure room. Its specialty focus includes general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatry, retinal procedures, urology, and weight loss surgery.