ONS Appoints ASC Executive Director

ONS Appoints Edward W. Staunton as Executive Director of Stamford ASC

Greenwich, CT – August 24, 2020 – Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS), the leading provider of multi-specialty orthopedic and neurosurgery services in Connecticut and Westchester, announced today the appointment of Edward W. Staunton to the company’s management team as Executive Director of the Stamford ASC.

Mr. Staunton joins ONS with more than 25 years of management experience in the healthcare field, including executive-level hospital operations, strategic planning, and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) development and administrative leadership. Most recently, he served as Site Director at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Sports Medicine Institute in New York City. Prior to HSS, Mr. Staunton was the Executive Director of Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) in Norwalk, where he led the strategic growth, operations, and development of the Department of Surgery across the WCHN system. He previously served as Director of Cardiovascular Services at Norwalk Hospital, and was the Director of Business Development at Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, in Norwell, MA.

“We are excited to have Ed take the helm at Stamford ASC at a time when the demand for outpatient surgical options is on the rise. Ed’s extensive expertise in healthcare management and strategic growth will heighten our ability to deliver same-day surgical procedures to more patients while maintaining the highest quality of clinical care,” stated James Cunningham, MD. Medical Director at Stamford ASC.

“Ed is an ideal fit for Stamford ASC leadership. His knowledge, experience, and management skills will enhance our efforts to expand our reputation as the premier full-service orthopedic practice in the region,” commented Tim Corvino, MD, Chief Executive Officer at ONS.

“I could not be more excited to join the ONS team at this pivotal period of growth for the practice,” said Mr. Staunton “By working closely alongside ONS’ physicians and management, I look forward to ensuring patients always receive the highest standard of care at the ambulatory surgery center.”

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Orthopaedic surgeon and hand specialist Dr. John Crowe of ONS in Greenwich.

 

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Greenwich Hospital and Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, PC (ONS) recently announced a joint ven­ture agreement that will enhance access and improve the quality of orthopedic and neurosurgical care for area residents. Beginning this month, ONS surgeons are performing same-day surgical procedures, one day a week, at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Ambulatory Surgical Center at 55 Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich. The Center will operate under the name, Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Center of Greenwich, LLC.

”We are very excited about our new relationship with the hospital,” said ONS President Dr. John Crowe.

“ONS and Greenwich Hospital are at the forefront of the evolution of healthcare. Across the country, physician groups and hospitals are combining their resources to provide more convenient and better care for patients. The partnership with Greenwich Hospital in the Ambulatory Surgery Center will provide patients with the benefits of the latest surgical technology and the convenience of a same-day center.”

The Orthopaedic and Neuro­surgery Center expects to perform 1,200 ambulatory procedures during its first year of operation.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center has four operating rooms equipped with the most advanced technology.

“The partnership with Greenwich Hospital in the Ambulatory Surgery Center will provide patients with the benefits of the latest surgical technology and the convenience of a same-day center.”

According to President and CEO Frank A. Corvino, “the ONS surgeons are very highly respected through­out our region. Over the last 15 years, the hospital has steadily enhanced its reputation as a center of excellence for orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. This is a great opportunity to provide an improved, more efficient, high-quality service for our communities.”

The advantages of an ambulatory surgery center include lower costs for patients, and convenience.  Less “red tape” is required as compared to the admissions process at most hospitals. Patients also like being able to leave the center and return home more quickly.
Of major importance to surgeons is the greater efficiency of the ambulatory center which offers more control over procedures and standards.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center is comprised of four operating rooms that are equipped with the most advanced technology, including high-definition video cameras for arthroscopic procedures, state-of-the-art surgical equipment, and a full-service sterile processing facility. In the post-operative area, there are ten beds and a central nursing station. The facility is optimized for the highly-skilled staff to provide personalized patient care in an attractive, comfortable atmosphere designed to put patients at ease.

Dr. Crowe noted that the most common surgical cases that will be moved from the hospital to the Ambulatory Surgical Center include shoulder and knee arthroscopies, ACL reconstruction, and foot, hand and minimally invasive spine procedures.

The shift of orthopedic and neurosurgical ambulatory patients to the Center one day a week will open up additional operating room slots for surgeons seeking to perform inpatient procedures at the hospital.