MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/21/2022) — M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center - Minneapolis was named in America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2023 by Newsweek — ranking No. 5 in the state. The center houses 10 surgical specialties, including robotic surgery, where care teams see over 13 thousand cases each year.

“I receive many patient compliments related to their experience at the ambulatory surgery center. They often recall team members’ names and the specific things they did to make the care experience go smoothly. I have heard several times comments like 'I have never had a surgery go so well,” said Holly Boyer, MD, executive medical director at M Physicians and vice president, M Health Fairview Customer Solutions Center.

Ambulatory surgery centers are modern health care facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. Owned and operated by M Physicians in collaboration with Fairview Health Services, the M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center opened on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Medical Center campus in 2016 to provide and increase access to quality health care for patients seeking treatment. It is one of four specialty clinic and surgery centers within the M Health Fairview system, with other centers conveniently located in Maple Grove, Burnsville, and Maplewood. All four were recognized on Newsweek’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers list this year.

The Minneapolis building was designed and developed around the twin principles of innovation and accessibility. To meet these principles, the center leverages state-of-the-art technology to improve the patient experience across multiple specialties.

“I am so thrilled for the team to receive this honor. We are incredibly patient centered and partners daily to ensure safe, quality care. Consistent, focused and iterative improvements have gotten us there,” said Heather Sheridan, vice president, M Health Fairview Perioperative Services.

​​The America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2023 list highlights the nation’s top ambulatory surgery centers based on quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations, relative to in-state competition. For the first time, ambulatory surgery centers from all U.S. states were included in the survey. The 25 states with the most facilities according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services were surveyed individually. 


Kat Dodge

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