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Outpatient surgery center receives a new name

Donor supports CRMC’s mission to provide convenient, exceptional surgical care

Capital Region Medical Center has received a major gift for the outpatient surgery center, which is currently under construction.

Peter Goldschmidt, longtime champion for Capital Region, is continuing his family’s legacy of supporting our mission to improve health and promote wellness in the communities we serve with a generous donation. Because of this donation, the outpatient surgery center has been named Goldschmidt Surgery Center.

A legacy of health and healing

Goldschmidt’s ongoing generosity to Capital Region stems from his desire to give back to the community that has done so much for him throughout his lifetime.

"There are many outstanding opportunities to give back to this community," Goldschmidt says. "But for me and my family, creating a place of health and healing is the legacy we want to leave behind. We strongly believe in the mission of Capital Region to care for all the patients that come through those doors with kindness, compassion and exceptional care."

This follows the 2008 naming of the Goldschmidt Cancer Center, after the Goldschmidt family donated a gift to the foundation.

Continued innovation

Located on the ground level of the Capital Region physicians’ office building, the new 24,000-square-foot addition will house four operating rooms, two endoscopic procedure rooms and space to accommodate future growth. All pre- and post-procedure rooms will be private and thoughtfully designed with a patient-centered approach.

The decision to expand services in an outpatient setting is part of CRMC’s commitment to continued innovation. By allowing more surgeries and procedures to be conducted on an outpatient basis, patients can recover in the comfort of their own homes.

"We have been discussing at length, for more than a year, the need to expand our surgical capacity within our organization," says Gaspare Calvaruso, CRMC president. "While we had the opportunity to expand our OR on the inpatient side, we took a step back and recognized that the greater benefit to our community would be the enhancement of our outpatient services."

Top-notch care close to home

With an estimated $20 million price tag, the expansion is a significant investment in the health and wellness of mid-Missouri residents.

"Our mission is to provide the best care to our community, and this new expansion allows us to deliver top-quality care and exceptional access to all the residents of mid-Missouri," adds Marc Ellinger, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CRMC. "This is truly a remarkable day for our facility, our staff and for our entire community."

"We are fortunate to have the ability to keep the outpatient surgery center adjacent to the hospital and physicians’ office building," says Randy Haight, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at CRMC. "The proximity allows providers to consult with one another easily and eliminates the need for off-campus travel. Additionally, CRMC did not have the added cost of purchasing real estate to move forward on this endeavor."

The project is underway, and completion is expected in mid-2022.

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