Animas Surgical Hospital proudly celebrated its 17th anniversary this week. The physician-owned surgical hospital first opened its doors in 2004. Since then, the facility has performed 77,000 surgical procedures, and staff have cared for more than 400,000 patients in their inpatient and outpatient departments. Throughout its 17 years, Animas Surgical Hospital has maintained quality surgical outcomes and high patient satisfaction ratings through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“It has been a pleasure to serve the Durango community, and we are very grateful for those who have trusted us with their care over the years,” said Joe Theine, Chief Executive Officer.
Animas Surgical Hospital opened in 2004 as one of the few physician-owned hospitals in the nation. Over the last 17 years, its surgeons have brought new medical technology to southwest Colorado. Animas Surgical Hospital was the first hospital to bring MAKO robotic arm-assisted knee and hip replacement surgeries to southwest Colorado and has performed more than 1,000 MAKO cases. In fall 2021, Animas Surgical Hospital was the third hospital in the world to perform minimally invasive spine surgeries using new 7D FLASH navigation and 3D imaging. The facility has also invested in new FEMTO laser-assisted and ORA-guided cataract surgery technologies.
Animas Surgical Hospital has touched the lives of many La Plata County residents through the hospital’s surgical services, emergency department, internal medicine, occupational medicine, urgent care, and diagnostic imaging. From January to October of 2021, sixteen percent of all La Plata County residents received care at an Animas Surgical Hospital location.
“At Animas Surgical Hospital, our motto is ‘Personal Care. Better Results. Our success over the past 17 years is a testimony to the commitment and leadership of our medical staff and employees, whose dedication to care and service help make our community a better place,” said Theine.