CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 2, 2021) — Flagship Healthcare Trust, a Charlotte-based outpatient healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT), has acquired a Class A, fully leased ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in Louisville, Kentucky.
The 11,190-square foot single-tenant facility is in the heart of Louisville near Norton Audubon Hospital, a 432-bed acute care hospital. The Louisville Endoscopy Center is an outpatient endoscopic surgery center specializing in colonoscopies, flexible sigmoidoscopies and upper endoscopies, with three endoscopy suites that will soon be expanded to six endoscopy suites.
“We are proud to partner with Flagship Healthcare Properties. They have been consistent and a pleasure to work with throughout this process,” said Dr. Paul Brown, MD and Managing Member of Louisville Endoscopy Center. “It was important for us to choose a partner who brings ASC real estate expertise and resources to help us maximize our real estate for the long term. This transaction will allow us to expand the facility and add capacity to provide quality patient care to our growing practice and patient population.”
The outpatient facility is a joint-venture partnership between AMSURG and local physicians, who are some of the region’s premier gastroenterologists and leaders in digestive health. AMSURG is a national leader in ASC management that offers a strong national presence, leading market positions in multiple service lines and extensive local expertise.
“Outpatient surgery is at the forefront of modern healthcare delivery, and this ASC represents best in class in terms of design, services and accessibility,” said Gerald Quattlebaum, Flagship’s executive vice president of acquisitions. “Flagship’s Blake Bratcher, who leads our Ambulatory Surgery Center group, was instrumental in working closely with the leadership from both AMSURG and the local physicians to create a win-win scenario. We are fortunate to add this property to the portfolio and expand our presence into the dynamic Louisville market.”