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Optim Surgery Center Celebrated its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, October 26

After nine months of planning and construction, Optim Surgery Center presented its newly renovated and expanded premier orthopedic ambulatory surgery center (ASC) to members of the community. The celebration included a cocktail reception, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and guided surgery center tours for invited guests on the evening of Wednesday, October 26.

Optim Surgery Center is a dedicated musculoskeletal focused ASC that is partnered with the physicians at Optim Orthopedics. It boasts four advanced operating suites, three additional procedure rooms, and five extended stay private recovery rooms, each with an en suite bathroom for the enhanced privacy and comfort of patients and families.

“We are thrilled to present our enhanced facility to the community and our patients. Our goal has been to create an environment that feels like a boutique, five-star hotel to match our best-in-class care,” said Connor Lawrie, Optim Surgery Center administrator. “Our high-end finishes include premium mattresses, high thread count sheets, 42” HD TVs, an overnight family lounge, and catered dinners for patients and their families.”

Optim Surgery Center is surveyed and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). With the expansion of the extended stay wing, the facility is approaching 20,000 square feet, all of which is specifically designed for patients undergoing orthopedic procedures.

“By leveraging our specialization in orthopedics, we have created a safe, comfortable, and efficient center. On top of that, we offer over 30 board-certified orthopedic physicians and highly trained staff members who are all determined to get you back to you as quickly as possible,” stated Lawrie. “We provide a unique experience by integrating our all-in-one approach which includes on-site clinic, therapy, and imaging.“

The enhanced surgery center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for exceptional care. Surgeon sub-specialties include: sports medicine; total joint replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and pediatric orthopedics.

“Our new private overnight recovery suites have allowed us to expand our capabilities; total joint replacement and spine procedures in particular,” commented Optim Healthcare’s Chief Executive  Officer David Castleberry. “To date, we have performed over 50 total knee replacements in our ASC. We believe patients get better at home and we want to get you back to your active lifestyle faster.”



Optim Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center with extended stay capabilities, that is solely focused on orthopedic procedures. Partnering with the physicians of Optim Orthopedics, Optim Surgery Center provides care for the following sub-specialties: sports medicine; total joint replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and pediatric orthopedics.

Located in midtown Savannah, Optim Surgery Center features four advanced operating suites, three procedure rooms, and five extended stay private recovery rooms, each with an en suite bathroom, for the enhanced privacy and comfort of patients and families. These rooms will offer a boutique recovery experience for patients undergoing joint replacement or spinal procedures that require overnight observation. Our nurse-to-patient ratio and physician supervision of overnight patients is unprecedented. For more information, visit

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First Symfony® lens in South Carolina used in the treatment of cataracts at Bishop Eye Center on HHI

Bishop Eye Center, a nationally recognized industry leader in refractive cataract surgery, was the first practice in South Carolina and the coastal empire to perform cataract surgery using the Symfony® Toric Intraocular Lens from Abbott Medical Optics.

The Symfony lens was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July of this year and has gained approvals in more than 50 countries around the world. The FDA approval includes a version of the lens for people with astigmatism. These are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery. In clinical studies, the Symfony lens provided seamless day-to- night vision, provided high quality vision and demonstrated a low incidence of halo and glare.

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Red Shoe Society Annual Clay Shoot benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

Participants and sponsorships are now being accepted for the Red Shoe Society Annual Clay Shoot benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. The event is Friday, August 5, at the Forest City Gun Club.  Registration and lunch are at 12PM and the shoot begins at 1PM.

Lunch is included in cost and there will be an awards ceremony and beer reception after the shoot.  Participant and sponsor levels are as follows: Station Sponsor, $250; Team, $600 and Station Sponsor and Team (Corporate Sponsor), $800.  For more information about the event contact Ryan Gibson at (912) 246-1442.

The Red Shoe Society’s mission is to raise money and support the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire in their efforts to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. For more information about the Red Shoe Society, please visit their website or go to


Susan G. Komen Lowcountry has awarded a $75,352 grant to Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc (BJHCHS, INC) to provide breast health screening and education to vulnerable populations in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties.

At BJHCHS, the grant from Komen will support “Reach Out to Care”, an initiative to break barriers for breast health care by providing outreach, education and screening. The program will serve rural, African American and Hispanic populations who are either uninsured or underinsured, including young women who are not eligible for other programs. To support the program, a bilingual breast health outreach coordinator will educate through activities with faith-based entities, as well as other community events. The impact of this grant will provide more than 50,000 residents of the Lowcountry with accesse to breast health education and screening services.
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