ABOUT US

Welcome to the Palouse Surgery Center. We offer a broad range of outpatient medical and surgical procedures in a relaxed, efficient and patient focused environment.

Our Mission
To perform and deliver excellent outpatient medical and surgical care in a relaxed, efficient and patient focused environment.

Our Vision
To strive to perform state-of-the-art surgical procedures while maintaining quality through continuous evaluation, modification and improvement.

Accreditation

The Palouse Surgery Center has achieved accreditation in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 through AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care).  We are surveyed every three years. Many medical insurance companies require accreditation before they award contracts to surgery centers.

History

Planning started in 2001 collaboratively between Gritman Medical Center and several physicians in our community.

  • Mutual focus on how an Ambulatory Surgery Center would strengthen the healthcare services available to the people of our community.

  • Board of Directors formed.

  • Ground breaking Fall 2003.

  • Operational planning started January 2004.

  • Staff hired April 2004.

  • First surgery took place May 10, 2004.

  • Medicare certification was obtained on June 7, 2004.

  • Several primary insurance contracts have been negotiated and signed.

 

 

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