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Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny
Health Leaders Media

In Southern California, the 223-bed Saint John’s Health Center overlaps competitive space with hospitals more than twice its size. The hospital system decided there was one way to improve its competitive edge: improve its outpatient services.

The Santa Monica hospital in 2011 built a new ambulatory surgery center, ensured that its patients had easy access, and delivered flexible scheduling options.