Powder River Surgery Center (PRSC), practice makes perfect. The freestanding outpatient surgery center,
located at the corner of Stocktrail Ave. and 6th St., has been accredited
for 11 years by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare
(AAAHC). Ambulatory surgery centers, sometimes called outpatient surgery
centers, are stand-alone facilities where patients are admitted for a
surgical procedure and discharged on the same day.
“Since we were first accredited in 2005, we have met or exceeded
national standards developed by the AAAHC. We’ve really streamlined
our processes and we have a supremely skilled staff,” said Brent
Maurhoff, Clinical Supervisor at PRSC.
Numbers speak, and a recent benchmark comparison summary of common procedures
performed at outpatient surgery centers shows PRSC having shorter surgery
times and recovery times when compared to the national average.*
A faster surgery means less time under anesthesia, resulting in a faster
recovery and often better outcomes. Anesthesia is a risk factor with any
surgical procedure, so the less time a patient is under anesthesia the better.
At no time does this matter more than when kids have to undergo surgery.
Recent numbers show that kids who get tonsillectomies and adenoid surgeries
at PRSC are in surgery 42% less time and are in recovery 57% less time
than kids at the average outpatient surgery center.
Another area of pride is numbers for cervical (neck) fusion surgery. The
national average for time in the operating room at an outpatient surgery
center is 173 minutes, and PRSC averages 117 minutes.
“Our recovery time for neck fusions is also 22 minutes shorter, really
lowering the patients overall time with us. When you look at the scale
of this surgery, which demands placing implants, our team performs a really
amazing feat,” Maurhoff said.
Maurhoff believes becoming a part of Campbell County Health in January
2016 was a positive move for their patients. Not only do they have more
resources, including easy access to orthopedic physicians and imaging
in the Stocktrail building, they also benefit from more expertise.
“It’s two accredited organizations coming together to complete
the best patient care possible, with the best outcomes possible,”
PRSC performed 2,667 surgical procedures in 2015.
You have a choice about your surgery
When your physician recommends surgery, you have a choice about where to
have your procedure. Campbell County Health provides surgical services
at Campbell County Health and Powder River Surgery Center.
Surgical procedures performed at PRSC include orthopedic, podiatric (foot
and lower extremity), ear, nose and throat, general surgery and pain management.
*Information from the Surgical Outcomes Exchange (SIOX), a not-for-profit
membership network for the confidential exchange of information among
ambulatory surgery facilities.