St. Luke's Health System on Monday opened a $12 million outpatient surgery center at its Meridian hospital campus, on Eagle Road north of I-84.
St. Luke's broke ground on the center Feb. 1. The center has two operating suites and the capacity to add four more in the future. Outpatient surgery for St. Luke's Meridian patients previously was done in operating rooms.
"Providing an outpatient surgery resource in Meridian will help us better meet the demand for these services and allow us to use the main operating rooms to perform more complex procedures," said Kathy Moore, St. Luke's Treasure Valley chief operating officer.
Utah-based developer Gardner Co. built the center. Gardner also built the $25 million St. Luke's Nampa Medical Plaza, which opened last year.