The Surgical Center of Duly Heath and Care and its Partner, The South Bend Clinic Surgery Center, Recognized as America’s Best by Newsweek

November 30, 2021

DOWN­ERS GROVE, ILLI­NOIS and SOUTH BEND, INDI­ANA— Ambu­la­to­ry surgery cen­ters oper­at­ed by Duly Health and Care and its South Bend, Indi­ana part­ner, The South Bend Clin­ic, have earned recog­ni­tion on Newsweek’s 2022​“Amer­i­c­a’s Best Ambu­la­to­ry Surgery Cen­ters” list. The Sur­gi­cal Cen­ter of DuPage Med­ical Group (which is now known as The Sur­gi­cal Cen­ter of Duly Health and Care) in Lom­bard, Illi­nois is among just 25 top-ranked facil­i­ties in Illi­nois to be rec­og­nized on this pres­ti­gious list, while The South Bend Clin­ic Surgery Cen­ter is among 12 Indi­ana-based facil­i­ties and the only in Michiana.

Both facil­i­ties pro­vide mul­ti-spe­cial­ty access to sur­gi­cal care with­out requir­ing a hos­pi­tal stay and main­tain a sur­gi­cal site infec­tion rate of less than one per­cent, which is sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er than the indus­try stan­dard. Both are also among the busiest ASCs with­in their respec­tive states. 

To cre­ate the list, Newsweek part­nered with Sta­tista — a sta­tis­tics por­tal and indus­try rank­ing provider — who con­duct­ed a study through a series of inde­pen­dent sur­veys. The Best Ambu­la­to­ry Surgery Cen­ters 2022 list high­lights the nation’s top ASCs based on qual­i­ty of care, per­for­mance data and peer rec­om­men­da­tions, rel­a­tive to in-state com­pe­ti­tion. Accord­ing to Newsweek, med­ical experts from all over the coun­try par­tic­i­pat­ed in the sur­veys, which were con­duct­ed between July and Sep­tem­ber 2021.

Sur­vey respon­dents were asked to rec­om­mend up to five ASCs in their home state or a state they were famil­iar with if their home state was not one of the 25 states. Respon­dents also ranked sev­er­al qual­i­ty vari­ables includ­ing the man­age­ment of patients and safe­ty mea­sures dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, wait times for appoint­ments, qual­i­ty of surgery prepa­ra­tions, qual­i­ty of sur­gi­cal care and qual­i­ty of fol­low-up care. 

Stud­ies have shown that ASCs, like The Sur­gi­cal Cen­ter of Duly Health and Care and The South Bend Clin­ic Surgery Cen­ter offer high­er patient sat­is­fac­tion, low­er infec­tion rates and low­er costs for the patient when com­pared to the same sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure per­formed in a hos­pi­tal setting. 

We’re hon­ored to have two cen­ters named best by Newsweek,” said Steve Nel­son, Duly Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer.​“Patients want the best care pos­si­ble, in an envi­ron­ment that makes them feel safe and well cared for. Through the exper­tise of our physi­cians and clin­i­cians, our ASCs deliv­er excep­tion­al sur­gi­cal care in a much more patient-friend­ly and cost-effec­tive set­ting – and that ben­e­fits patients and the health­care sys­tem alike.” 

Being rec­og­nized for our efforts to pro­vide high qual­i­ty in a low­er cost of care set­ting is a true reflec­tion of our mis­sion”, said Kel­ly Mack­en-Mar­ble, CEO of the South Bend Clin­ic. We are proud of our staff and physi­cians for being lead­ers in the deliv­ery of patient-cen­tered care.”

To learn more about the Sur­gi­cal Cen­ter of Duly Health and Care, vis­it The Sur­gi­cal Cen­ter of Duly Health and Care. To learn more about The South Bend Clin­ic Surgery Cen­ter vis­it The South Bend Clin­ic Surgery Cen­ter | The South Bend Clin­ic.