University Surgical Associates is focused on expanding its presence in the region, including a newly designed space.
"The new space will accommodate more physicians and enhance our ability to provide exceptional surgical care to individuals who live and work in the Hixson and Soddy Daisy areas,” said Craig Sarine, University Surgical Associates CEO.
To kick off the construction, USA employees held a demo day where Dr. Robert Jean and Dr. Benjamin Kellogg along with their staff donned hard hats and sledgehammers to begin demo on a wall that will be torn down in the office.
“After many months of working in a temporary office, we are looking forward to finally getting into our permanent home in the Hixson area," said Mr. Sarine. "This was an important step in that process. Since we didn’t have any ground to break, we decided to break a wall. It was actually kind of fun to see the old go down, clearing the way for our new space.”
The USA Hixson office is located in the Physician’s Office Building on the campus of CHI Memorial Hospital – Hixson at 2051 Hamill Road, Suite 108. The larger office space, just down the hall in Suite 101, will open in early 2019, offering a larger lobby area and more exam rooms.
With the expanded office space, Dr. Jean, general surgeon with USA, will have full time office hours at Hixson. Dr. Erica Clark (vascular surgeon), Dr. Kellogg (general surgeon), Dr. Eric C. Nelson (colorectal surgeon), and Dr. L. Richard Sprouse II (vascular surgeon) will also continue to see patients at this location.
“I’m very excited about establishing ourselves in Hixson so we can continue to provide the kind of high-quality care that USA is known for across the entire Chattanooga and Hamilton County region,” said Dr. Jean. “We’re thrilled about the opportunity to meet the growing need in the area and partner with physicians in the region to provide timely, effective and convenient surgical care.”