Construction Underway of New Surgery Center in Westmoreland

By Julia Rose

Published 08/05 2014 06:22PM

Updated 08/05 2014 06:33PM

Construction is now underway on a new surgery center in Westmoreland. Representatives from the State, Oneida County and the Town of Westmoreland held a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday morning at the site right off of the Thruway.

The new Ambulatory Surgery and Pain Management Center is said to bring in some of the region's top orthopedic surgeons and specialists. The site is designed for patients who just need orthopedic care and don't want to deal with a hospital setting.

"Many patients have orthopedic problems and they're not sick, they're normal, healthy and they just need to have an orthopedic procedure done, this setting will be designed for their convenience, for their families and visitors' convenience,” says Gene Morreale, CEO of Oneida Healthcare.

The new facility costs over $6 million to build. Construction is set to be complete next year and the surgery center is set to be up and running by June 2015.

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