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West Michigan Surgery Center Named Best Ambulatory Surgery Center by Newsweek Magazine for Second Consecutive Year

For the second time in two years, West Michigan Surgery Center (WMSC) takes top honors in Newsweek Magazine’s “America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022.” Newsweek partnered with respected global research firm Statista to analyze more than 4,600 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 25 states. The report ranked Big Rapids’ based West Michigan Surgery Center among the top 10 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the state. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs lists 150 Ambulatory Surgery Centers in its provider directory.


Statista based its results on a few parameters, including: A reputation score and key performance indicators. The reputation score was based on three sub scores: for recommendations, quality, and for the handling of the situation regarding COVID-19 (as of September 2021). The key performance indicators took into account the quality of treatment and medical conditions. Additionally, experts from all over the US were able to participate in the survey of the Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the US on All data was collected by Newsweek and Statista during the survey period from July to September 2021. Ambulatory Surgery Center participants were not able to recommend their business in the survey.


“We are excited about this honor, and believe it shows our dedication to providing our patients with evidence-based, cutting edge surgical treatments that offer the best results, in an affordable, safe, and effective manner,” says West Michigan Surgery Center Medical Director and Founder, Girish Juneja, MD. “Our skilled and knowledgeable medical team treats each day as another opportunity to ensure our patients receive the safest and best care possible.”


Located at 20095 Gilbert Road in Big Rapids, West Michigan Surgery Center provides services related to Pain Management, Orthopedics, and Endoscopy. Facility Director, James Harrington says WMSC physicians and staff are committed to providing high-quality and efficient patient care, ease of access to services, at substantially lower out-of-pocket costs than hospital based surgical services.


“I am proud of our team of healthcare professionals and wish to express my sincere appreciation for the loyalty and dedication that our excellent medical providers and highly skilled staff continue to offer the patients we serve,” said Harrington. “Receiving this honor for the second consecutive year indicates WMSC’s commitment to offer superior quality and significantly lower cost surgical and endoscopic services close to home.”


WMSC offers consumers state-of-the-art healthcare options that at one time were only available in larger hospital based surgical units. For complete methodology of the Newsweek study, visit:


West Michigan Surgery Center was established in 2006 as the only freestanding, privately owned ambulatory surgical center in the Big Rapids area. West Michigan Surgery Center is licensed through the state of Michigan and holds Medicare-Deemed Status through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Accreditation by the AAAHC signifies that WMSC has met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party; and indicates a commitment to providing only the highest levels of quality care to patients and the same high level of conduct in business practices. More information about West Michigan Surgery Center, its staff, and services, can be found at

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