What is Cornerstone?
Cornerstone Surgicare (CSC) is a freestanding, multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Center, located in the heart of beautiful Pensacola, Florida. The state-of-the-art surgical facility is dedicated to providing outpatient surgery services to the residents in Escambia County, Florida and the surrounding areas. This sleek, sophisticated and contemporary style facility offers a comfortable, personal atmosphere designed to be suitable for all age groups. Cornerstone Surgicare is managed by Practice Partners in Healthcare (PPH), a professional Ambulatory Surgery Center Management Company. The Medical Staff is comprised of dedicated, compassionate and caring physicians who are leaders and forward-thinking medical experts.
Cornerstone Surgicare, and its specialty trained staff, are dedicated to providing patients with ambulatory surgical care in a professional, caring and cost effective manner.
Cornerstone Surgicare, provides state-of-the-art surgical and anesthesia equipment. Additionally, we offer the newest technology to our patients. Dr. Mark Giovanini, a leading Neurological Surgeon and the Cornerstone team are particularly proud of the Mazor Renaissance Robot which is currently used for minimally invasive spine cases.
Known as the Mazor X system, this breakthrough technology brings several key features allowing for better, all-inclusive outcomes. The "align," "lateral," "scan and plan," "sij" and "brain" applications, the Mazor X system allows Dr. Giovanini and the CSC team to better improve the accuracy of implanted spinal devices, all while significantly lowering radiation exposure to the patients.
It's important to note that the Mazor X is not actually a type of spine surgery, but is instead what is known as a "surgical assurance platform." It offers pre-operative analytics, intra-operative guidance and verification and much more - all in an effort to guarantee higher levels of predictability, safety and (most importantly) efficiency during any and all procedures performed. Dr. Giovanini can view a full, 3D surgical plan - complete with unique computerized alignment calculations - to help make sure that only the most accurate surgical techniques are performed throughout any procedure that they're conducting.
Cornerstone Surgicare is licensed by the State of Florida, certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization works with ambulatory health care organizations in terms of improving the quality of care that they're able to provide for their patients. AAAHC accredited organizations must adhere to strict standards that have been established, reviewed and revised by the AAAHC accrediting body. The accredited organizations must also continually work to measure their performance, provide consultation and education services and much more.
Accreditation is received after a thorough, external and totally independent review has been performed by independent AAAHC certified surveyors. Only those health care institutions that are proven to deliver safe, high quality patient care receive this designation and it is an honor for the team at CSC to be recognized for their dedication to patient care.
Cornerstone Surgicare is managed by a professional ASC Management Company, Practice Partners in Healthcare (PPH). Based out of Birmingham, Alabama, this is a privately held company dedicated entirely to the provision of management and operational services to ambulatory surgical centers across the country.
As of 2018, PPH currently has 10 surgery centers in operation and three additional centers in active development. In addition to providing a range of services from site development, start-up, management, coding, billing, CON procurement and more, PPH assists facilities like Cornerstone with all aspects of facility design, equipment planning, financing and beyond.
Practice Partners in Healthcare provides nationally recognized ASC management and clinical expertise to surgery centers like Cornerstone. PPH works with CSC local management, staff and physicians to provide the services, staff, equipment and support that will ensure the highest quality patient care available in an ambulatory setting.