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Optim Surgery Center Announces New Administrator

Optim Surgery Center is pleased to announce long-time Savannah resident, John R. Salandi, as its new surgery center administrator.

In his new role Salandi will manage Optim’s five-suite surgery center, operations, and its staff.

David Castleberry, Optim Health System’s CEO, stated, “We are excited to have John join our team. He brings with him a strong background in healthcare management and is an advocate for patient-centered care which aligns with our core values.”

Salandi earned a Bachelor of Science-Finance from Florida State University and a Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. He developed his career in the healthcare industry as the Surgical Services Business Operations Manager, Neuroscience Service Line Director, Strategic Planning and Business Development Director at hospitals across Georgia and most recently as the CEO of a long-term-acute-care hospital in Savannah.

“I am excited to work with such an experienced and professional staff,” commented Salandi. “Today, patients have a choice of where they have surgery. By leveraging Optim’s specialization in orthopedics, Optim Surgery Center has created a safe, state-of-the-art, boutique-style surgical experience by integrating an all-in-one approach which includes on-site clinic, therapy, and imaging.”

Optim Surgery Center’s surgeon sub-specialties include: sports medicine; total joint replacement; Mako robotic arm-assisted partial and total knee replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and general and pediatric orthopedics.

To tour the facility or if you have questions, please call 912.629.3560.

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ABOUT OPTIM SURGERY CENTER

Optim Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center with extended stay capabilities, that is solely focused on orthopedic procedures. Partnering with the physicians of Optim Orthopedics, Optim Surgery Center provides care for the following sub-specialties: sports medicine; total joint replacement; interventional pain management; spine (neck and back); foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and elbow; and pediatric orthopedics.

Located in midtown Savannah, Optim Surgery Center features four advanced operating suites, three procedure rooms, and five extended stay private recovery rooms, each with an en suite bathroom, for the enhanced privacy and comfort of patients and families. These rooms will offer a boutique recovery experience for patients undergoing joint replacement or spinal procedures that require overnight observation. Our nurse-to-patient ratio and physician supervision of overnight patients is unprecedented. For more information, visit asc.optimhealth.com.