O Cheshire Surgery Center

Formerly known as Southington Surgery Center

21 Orthopedic Surgeons From 7 Different Hospitals – 1 Successful Jv Asc.

Innovative JV structure addresses Health Systems varied and complex strategic priorities.

Hartford Healthcare (HHC) is a fully integrated health system that includes six acute care hospitals and 2,000 beds. In 2014, HHC leadership approached CSA to explore strategic solutions for issues including the stabilization of existing orthopedic staff members at two hospitals, improving operational efficiency, hospital campus planning, and expanding into new markets. In this project, CSA:


Multi Specialty
765 West Johnson Ave
Cheshire, CT 06410
(860) 378-8228

In this project, CSA:
  • developed the JV structure, involving a two-hospital holding company and a physician holding company accommodating individual and group-practice physicians
  • developed plan to repurpose, renovate and lease space on hospital campus for JV
  • presented to Hospital and Health System administration to secure project approvals
  • assisted in CON filing, securing regulatory approval
  • led selection of architectural firm and oversaw renovation design and construction
  • developed detailed equipment lists, managed procurement and project budget based on project needs and physician preference
  • successfully syndicated to 21 physicians, including the development of all syndication and organizational documentation for the project
  • successfully managed hiring, start-up, accreditation and contracting

The project has been a resounding success:

Immediate success followed by five straight years of growth
Physician alignment and stabilization of outpatient cases has led to increased collaboration and growth in inpatient cases
JV has been nationally recognized for patient satisfaction