Bon Secours and Compass Surgical Partners have announced plans for a new Millennium Surgery Center. It will offer orthopedic, spine and ENT procedures, along with robotic outpatient joint procedures. Historically, 100 percent of these surgeries have been performed in the hospital.

"Millennium will bring robotic joint replacement to the regions, providing patients the highest level of care, restoring mobility and giving patients quality of life back," said Dr. Jay Womack, an orthopedic surgeon with Bon Secours Piedmont Orthopedics. "We're excited for the efficiency, and therefore improved patient experience, this center will provide."

Bon Secours has been awarded a certificate of need to develop an ambulatory surgery center with six operating rooms and two procedure rooms. The facility will be 20,000 square feet on the Bon Secours St. Francis Millennium campus located off Innovation Drive in Greenville.

"Millennium Surgery Center will offer patients and employers in Greenville an additional option for their surgical needs," said Matt Caldwell, president of Bon Secours St. Francis. "We look forward to opening Millennium and through it, continuing to bring remarkable care to our patients in the greater Greenville area, while driving innovation and standards of care. We believe this partnership can best accomplish that."

Set to open in 2024, the new Millennium Surgery Center will offer high-quality procedures at a reduced cost to the patients, commercial payers and employers in the greater Greenville community.

"Millennium will be the first ASC to offer outpatient, robotic joint replacements in the Upstate region of South Carolina," said Scott Bacon, Compass vice president of business development. "That means cutting-edge care, at lower costs, for patients in Greenville and the surrounding areas."

The Millennium Surgery Center will be accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the standards of which demonstrate a commitment to quality and a deep concern for patients.