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Growth Ortho & BSSC Open Newly Expanded World-Class Surgery Center

LEXINGTON, KY (March 4th, 2024) - Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center (BSSC), a leading ambulatory surgery center and affiliate of the national management services organization Growth Orthopedics, has moved to a newly expanded location to better serve patients of Lexington and the Bluegrass Region. This move continues to align with Growth Ortho's mission of growing and investing in local healthcare. Growth Ortho was formed in partnership with Trivest Partners, a Miami-based private equity firm focused on founder and family-owned businesses, with the primary objective of providing support for independent orthopedic specialists.

Imagined and developed by physicians with patients and the providers experience in mind, the newly renovated, state-of-the-art surgery center opened its doors on March 18th, 2024. This center meets the needs of the community, with benefits of high-quality and lower cost of services, convenient access to care, and improved efficiency and coordination of care. The BSSC will continue to be the only privately held orthopaedic outpatient surgery center in the region, specializing in advanced orthopedic procedures.

The expanded (8) operating room world-class surgery center is situated on more than (8) acres of land, covering 30,000 square-feet, and is the largest freestanding orthopedic surgery center in Kentucky. The new center is relocated less than one-half mile from its original 9,200 square-foot, (3) operating room facility, and is now located at 3475 Blazer Parkway in Lexington, Kentucky. It offers state-of-the-art equipment including Vyv© antimicrobial lights to assist with disinfecting operating rooms, and (2) Stryker Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Systems, which increases the predictability of the surgical experience during total joint replacements. By offering surgeries that will cost less and typically require lower copays than those conducted in hospital inpatient settings, BSSC will continue to make high-quality care more affordable for patients in the Bluegrass Region.

"Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center's quality starts with our renowned partner physicians, assisted by our caring and expert clinical staff, and completed by the best outpatient surgical facility in Lexington," said Pete McCann, CEO of Growth Orthopedics. "It is our pleasure to announce the opening of this state-of-the-art surgery center, which opened on time and on budget, a remarkable achievement in today's healthcare landscape. The center will continue to allow our physician partners to deliver outstanding patient care from initial appointment to surgery."
"The new surgery center was designed with patients and physicians in mind, ensuring our community had access to the highest-quality outpatient surgical care," said Greg D'Angelo, MD, BSSC Medical Director, and Growth Ortho Board Member. "Unlike many healthcare projects today, our physicians had input throughout the entire process, which is a true testament to the intentional focus by Growth Ortho in guaranteeing physician-independence. We believe we have designed an environment like none other in the region."

BSSC and Growth Ortho engaged Stengel-Hill Architecture, a full-service architectural and interior design firm based in Louisville to supervise the development, and partnered with Kelley Construction, Inc. to oversee the construction management of the new facility.

BSSC will host their grand opening and community event, including tours of the facility, on April 19th at 5:00 PM. They are welcoming community members, medical professionals, and the media for this event. For more information, please visit www.bluegrassasc.com, www.bluegrassortho.com, or follow us on Facebook @BluegrassOrthopaedics.


Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center is licensed by the state of Kentucky and was established by clinical personnel to offer safe, high-quality surgical care. Patients often find that because the center specializes in outpatient surgery, there are many advantages including personalized, concierge-style care, statistically lower infection rates than traditional hospitals and the benefit of recovery in your own home.


Growth Orthopedics is a managed service organization that partners with independent orthopedic offices while ensuring their individual autonomy. Growth Ortho's mission is to be the partner of choice for best-in-class orthopedic groups throughout the United States by delivering a "Patient and Physician First" focus that ensures the long-term success and health of the groups that join the Growth Orthopedics platform. For additional information visit www.growthortho.com.


Headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida with offices in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Toronto, Trivest is the oldest private investment firm in the Southeastern United States. The firm is focused exclusively on the support and growth of founder-led and family-owned businesses in the United States and Canada in both control and non-control transactions. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 400 investments, totaling over $7 billion in value. Trivest is one of only 15 firms recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top founder-friendly private equity firms in three consecutive years. For additional information, visit www.trivest.com.


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