Ambulatory Surgery Center

For decades now, hospitals have provided a tremendous benefit for fast-growing bucolic communities by providing outpatient services in smaller standalone centers. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) provide services at a lower cost, with better efficiency, and high quality of care so patients can directly return home and focus on healing. The value of an ASC is evident in the numbers. In a recent study by the Dallas Business Journal, the number of ASCs is closing in on the number of hospitals in the country, with an estimated 5200 surgery centers compared to 5700 hospitals.

Hereford Dooley Architects has over 20 years of experience designing ambulatory surgery centers. With 470+ planning and design projects in our portfolio, we are well versed in all needs for ASCs and have found a unique niche in ambulatory surgery center design. Whether designing a new center, or helping a client with an expansion or renovation, we are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art surgical suites and ancillary spaces that will support your case load. From due diligence and space planning to managing safety, functionality, technology, aesthetics, and cost, we are engrossed in the ongoing evolution of ambulatory surgery care design and patient expectations.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers we have worked on throughout the U.S.

Ambulatory Surgery Centers we have worked on throughout the U.S.

Greenview Surgery Center
Bowling Green, KY  ·  38,000SF  ·  $4.8M Total

The Southern Kentucky Medical Office Building and Greenview Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is 38,000sf and located in Bowling Green, KY, off of Lovers Lane in a new development dedicated to healthcare facilities. This building is a two story, brick and glass structure that was custom designed to house the surgery center on the first floor as the anchor tenant, and then a large multi-specialty physicians clinic on the second floor. Both groups have their own dedicated entry points under the large automobile canopy in the front of the building. 

The ASC was built with three Operating Rooms and two Minor Procedure Rooms. Altogether with a Waiting Room, Pre-Op, Recovery, and the required and complimentary spaces, the center comes in at 14,700sf. This facility has been designed with the capacity to expand by an additional two Operating Rooms along with an increase of the Pre-Op and Recovery areas as well, all within the confines of the existing building. 

The second floor space is a large clinic that is designed in semi-private pods that are designated for each medical specialty. All are served by a common Waiting Room, Check in/Check out, and Labs. 

Surgery Center of Plano
Plano, TX  ·  24,500SF  ·  $7.7M Total

The Surgery Center of Plano is a one story 24,531 square foot, freestanding ambulatory surgery center with five operating rooms and two treatment rooms. The building include 3,992 square feet of shell space that can be used to add an additional two operating rooms and two treatment rooms.

Surgicare of Wichita 
Wichita, KS  ·  29,900SF  ·  $6.8M Total

This 29,900 square foot freestanding, single-story ambulatory surgery center was recently constructed in Wichita, Kansas. This facility features eight operating rooms and two minor procedure treatment rooms with a possible expansion to ten operating rooms should future growth be required.  Due to the nature of severe weather during certain times of the year in Wichita, the central patient care area is designed to be a “safe” zone for all building occupants in the case of such weather.

Surgicare of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO  ·  22,680SF  ·  $8.9M Total

A two story glassed entry tower and waiting was designed so that this building would be significant from the interstate that it is backed up to, although the 22,680 square foot structure is only one story. From the accessible street side, the facility is perched on a hill , looking down to the street below. All of the parking is nestled up close to the entry point for ease of access for patients and their families.

This facility is anchored by 5 Operating Rooms that are large enough to host total joint procedures, one Procedure Room, and the capacity to add additional Operating Rooms and Procedure Rooms without shutting down any of the existing departments. Five years after this center was completed and in business, they are now planning expansions to several areas.

Fannin Surgicare
Houston, TX  ·  17,000SF  ·  $5.1M

This Ambulatory Surgery Center contains five operating rooms along with two minor procedure rooms in 17,000sf.  This is a women’s and children’s center and serves as the outpatient surgery center for a major women’s hospital in Houston, TX.

Callaway Creek ASC
North Richland Hills, TX  ·  15,200SF

Callaway Creek Surgery Center was specifically designed as a starter chassis for a much larger center somewhere in the new future. As you can see in the plan, the facility is located within a medical office building. Based upon having the necessary shell space available, the pre-op, recovery, and operating rooms can be added on to without disrupting the existing flow of service.

Trinity Park Surgery Center
Arlington, TX  ·  14,900SF  

This recently completed freestanding center has four operating rooms and two treatment rooms within the 14,900 sf plan. This center was designed with the intention to expand to two additional operating rooms along with pre-op and recovery.

Houston Ambulatory Surgery Center
Warner Robbins, GA  ·  17,250SF  ·  $3.4M

This ambulatory surgery center as approximately 17,250 sf and our approach to the center was to focus on streamlining patient lows and maximizing the staff utilization. The project consisted of a one story, freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center building located at the corner of Watson Boulevard and Briarcliff Road in Warner Robins, Georgia.

The project houses three operating rooms and two endoscopy rooms with all of the required support and patient areas. Hereford Dooley Architects provided the Schematic Design Phase of the project to establish preliminary building floor plans, exterior elevations, and an overall building design scheme, which best utilizes the site, satisfying local code requirements and the programmatic criteria, development of the design and identify and integrate the key building systems.