Opening Summer 2020!

Steamboat Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This medical facility came to existence through its founding partners Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Its bold leadership, commitment to quality, and cost-effective care led the development of this 9,150 square feet and two operating rooms. This center is managed by SCA.

Our mission is to provide safe and high quality outpatient surgical care in a cost effective manner with exceptional patient experience.

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Surgical Specialties

  • Orthopaedics
  • Spine Surgery
  • Pain Managment

Employment Opportunities

“The Steamboat Surgery Center is the product of the partnership between UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and the physicians of Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute. We’ve worked together to create a high quality, cost effective option for your orthopaedic care. The Steamboat Surgery Center is committed to creating a time conscious and distinguished patient experience for our local community and throughout northwest Colorado.”

Patrick Johnston, DO
Hand & Elbow Orthopaedic Surgery
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute

“The collaborative partnership between UCHealth, Yampa Valley Medical Center and our local orthopedic and spine physicians and surgeons will benefit Steamboat Springs and the surrounding communities for years to come. We live in a very active community and with activity, there’s always the chance for injury. By offering a different, more cost-efficient approach to care via Steamboat Surgery Center, we’re delivering another high quality option for care close to home.”

Soniya Fidler
President, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

As an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), this center provides patients the convenience of outpatient surgical care performed safely outside of the hospital setting.  While ASCs do not replace the need for complex inpatient surgery and long-term hospital stays, they do offer a quality, cost-effective outpatient option for many surgical cases.  In most cases, the quality of service, patient outcomes, and cost of service are all more favorable at ambulatory surgery centers when compared with hospital outpatient surgery departments. 1 With health care costs rising at dramatic rates, ASCs stand out as one area of medicine where rates are decreasing for patients and employers.2

ASCs are unique in that they treat otherwise healthy patients that happen to need surgery.  When patients opt to have procedures at an ASC instead of a hospital, they avoid interaction with sick patients thereby reducing the risk of a hospital-acquired infection. 3 That’s why Steamboat Surgery Center plans to begin offering this low-cost, high-quality alternative service in 2020.


  1. Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Their Intended Effects on Outpatient Surgery. Health Services Research. Retrieved from
  2. ASCs: A Positive Trend in Health Care. Advancing Surgical Care. Retrieved from