Medical Facilities has announced that an expansion project is underway at Arkansas Surgical Hospital (ASH) in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Slated to be completed by the end of the year, the 4,590ft2 expansion project will see addition of two new operating rooms and three recovery beds in its post-anaesthesia care unit.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital CEO Brian Fowler said: “The additional space is required for five new surgeons who joined the Hospital last year.

“This expansion will ultimately allow more patients to access specialty care in our five-star hospital that prides itself on efficient, high quality service in a hotel-like setting.”

The hospital specialised in surgeries, such as orthopaedic, spine, breast oncology and reconstructive surgeries.

It also offers pain management, diagnostic imaging procedures, along with computerised tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and myelography.

Upon completion of the expansion project, ASH will have a total of 13 operation rooms.

Medical Facilities, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns 51% ownership stake in the hospital.

It also owns a diverse portfolio of surgical facilities in the US and controlling interests in specialty surgical hospitals in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, and an ambulatory surgery centre in California.

In addition, the company, through a partnership with NueHealth, owns controlling interest in five ambulatory surgery centres located in Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

In October last year, Medical Facilities has signed a definitive agreement to sell its interest in Two Rivers Surgical Center to two of the managing physicians for an undisclosed amount.

The company acquired the interest in this facility through a joint venture with NueHealth in 2018.