Tallahassee Single Day Surgery Center, Ltd. (TSDS) is a free-standing
ambulatory surgical center performing surgery in the following specialties:
General Surgery, Dentistry/Oral Surgery, Gynecology, Otolaryngology,
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery,
Podiatry and Urology.
In 1978, TSDS was built by private investors and in 1981, purchased
by American Medical International, a healthcare management company.
TSDS was purchased in September of 1987 by a group of local surgeons.
The surgery center currently averages 325 cases per month. Tallahassee
Single Day Surgery Center has established a standard in the community
for high quality, low cost, accessible outpatient surgical care.
There are two hospitals, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH), a non-profit
organization established in Tallahassee over 50 years ago and Tallahassee
Community Hospital, a Columbia/HCA facility established in 1978. Additionally
there are six licensed Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Tallahassee. The
medical community is conscientious about continuously improving the
quality of health care and play a significant role in their own performance
improvement in patient care.
Tallahassee, (taken from a Creek Indian term of "old town"), located
in North Florida with a population of 161,000, is the capital of Florida
and seat of Leon County with a relatively stable economy due to the
large number of government jobs. Retail trade markets to four south
Georgia counties and nine Florida counties with a combined population
in excess of 400,000. It is an education center and a marketing and
shipping hub for a fertile farm area in which tobacco, cotton and cattle
are produced. Manufacturers of the greater city include lumber and wood
products processed foot, building supplies, printed materials and gun
powder. Florida State University and Florida Agriculture and Mechanical
University are both located in Tallahassee and have an average enrollment
of 75,000 students. The State of Florida is the major employer with
approximately 42,000 employees.