Jefferson Healthcare Welcomes Jefferson Healthcare Surgical Associates
Beginning this April 7, 2014, Jefferson Healthcare welcomes Jefferson Healthcare Surgical Associates formerly, Port Townsend Surgical Associates practice to the expanding medical services provided to Jefferson County residents. The Port Townsend Surgical Associates facility officially becomes part of Jefferson Healthcare as Jefferson Healthcare Surgery and Endoscopy Center. The facilities underwent some needed and required improvements. The office and reception area have become more comfortable for patients and visitors with new furnishings and carpet. In the outpatient surgical area, new exam table, recovery chair and medical equipment have been added. The office building also had some structural improvements that included an upgrade in the HVAC system along with new signage.
The acquisition is a win-win for Jefferson County residents. The patients receiving care will benefit from streamlined access to both the Surgery and Endoscopy Center and Jefferson Healthcare Hospital for procedures. Referrals for follow up care or to see another specialist at Jefferson Healthcare will be seamless and patients will be integrated into Epic, Jefferson Healthcare’s electronic health record system. The office hours have been extended to provide greater options for patients scheduling endoscopy procedures.
The surgery team of Dr. Jay Lawrence, Chief Surgeon, and general surgeons Dr. Mitra Jafari and Dr. Don George, are committed to providing high levels of patient satisfaction and superior outcomes for every patient. This is a great asset for Jefferson Healthcare and the Jefferson County community.
There is an Open House scheduled for April 24, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm for the community to come and meet the surgeons and to tour the surgical and endoscopy facilities. Jefferson Healthcare Surgery and Endoscopy Center is at 1010 Sheridan, Suite 201, Port Townsend, located conveniently next to Jefferson Healthcare Hospital.