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RTG partnered with Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA), the leading gastroenterology practice in East Tennessee, to develop a 52,000 square foot medical office building and ambulatory surgery center. The new facility is located in the Dowell Springs Business Park, adjacent to the Provision Center for Proton Therapy, and across from the proposed replacement hospital site for Physicians Regional Medical Center, the Knoxville flagship for Tennova Healthcare, a member of Community Health Systems.

The $15-million facility opened in early 2017 and replaces GIA’s previous main office location, which opened in 1986 as the country’s first Medicare-certified endoscopic ambulatory surgery center. The center is one of three currently operated in partnership between GIA and AMSURG, one of the nation’s largest surgery center management companies.

RTG served as the owner / developer and facilitated the overall development process, including site acquisition, project feasibility and planning, partnership formation and physician syndication, leasing, financing, team procurement, and project management services. RTG also provides on-going property management and building maintenance for the facility.