Alpine Surgery Center, located in Anchorage, Alaska currently has five (5) operating rooms and one (1) procedure room. Alpine Surgery Center proposes to convert its sole existing procedure room into an operating room, resulting in the facility having six (6) operating rooms and no procedure room. The requestor estimates the cost of the project to be $234,810.92 and estimates the project completion date to be 8 weeks from determination date.
In accordance with A.S. 18.07 and 7 AAC 07, the project does not require a certificate of need because the cost estimate for the proposed project does not exceed the $1.5 million statutory threshold. In addition, and per 7 AAC 07.025(d), the proposed expansion is not considered a “divided or phased activity.”