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WellSpan's Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center recognized

WellSpan's Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center recognized as one of America's best by Newsweek

WellSpan Health has recently been recognized by Newsweek as having one of the top ambulatory surgery centers in the country, in Franklin County.

Newsweek recently released its 2023 list of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and ranked WellSpan's Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center in Chambersburg as #9 on the list of best ambulatory surgery centers in Pennsylvania. It was the highest-ranking ambulatory surgery center on the list in the South Central Pennsylvania region.

"We are honored to be named as one of the nation's best ambulatory surgery centers by Newsweek again for 2023," said Erica Pyne, director, peri operative care, Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center. "Our staff and surgeons work as one to provide the best possible care to each of our patients and we are proud of our team's efforts who helped make this achievement possible."

The Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty center, accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Patients can receive a wide range of care, including ENT, gynecology, general, breast care, plastic, podiatry, orthopedic, dental, eye, urology, spinal and pain procedures.

Newsweek's list spotlights 510 facilities in the 25 states with the most ambulatory surgery centers, including Pennsylvania. These are facilities where patients can have specific surgical procedures that usually don't require them to be hospitalized.

In order to compile the list, Newsweek worked with data research firm Statista to analyze more than 5,000 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the United States. They also surveyed a panel of experts, including nurses, therapists, physicians and surgeons, ranking the facility in terms of quality of surgery preparations, quality of surgical care, quality of follow-up care, management in times of the COVID-19 crisis, and management of waiting times.

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