Welcome to The Alice Gustafson Center at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. The Center is a progressive and innovative ambulatory care facility dedicated to the needs of our growing community. Outpatient Services at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is set up so that patients are admitted and discharged on the same day of their treatment. Many of our outpatient services and procedures are performed at the Alice Gustafson Ambulatory Services Center (ASC).
The ASC is a progressive and innovative 53,000-square-foot facility located on the south side of the SJMO campus. It is fully accredited under the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
We serve together in Trinity Health in the spirit of the Gospel to heal the body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.
Within the Center is a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facility comprised of six operating rooms and two minor procedure rooms. An eight bed overnight unit is available for those patients requiring an overnight stay after more complex procedures. Additionally, several other outpatient services are provided including: Mommography, Ultrasound, Radiology, Bone Densitometry and Pre-Admission Testing.
Ambulatory Surgery is an organized program in which patients are admitted and discharged on the same day of their surgery. Dating from the early 1970â€TMs, this concept has grown to encompass a broad spectrum of surgical patients undergoing many different procedures under all types of anesthetics.
The Alice Gustafson Center offers outpatient surgical services in virtually all surgical specialties: Ear, Nose and Throat, Pediatric, and Adult General Surgery, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery. Our progressive process and technologically advanced operating rooms feature the latest in design and equipment.
Patients and Staff
At The Alice Gustafson Center, we perform surgical procedures on patients from infants to adults. The Center is specifically designed with you, our patients, in mind. We are committed to providing safe, efficient, high quality and cost-effective care. All of the staff members have received additional training and education in the unique care of the ambulatory surgical patient. Ongoing educational opportunities and teamwork assure the highest level of competency.
Our waiting room is designed with a separate play area for children with television, books, toys and childoriented activities. Our adult patients enjoy the spacious waiting area with plenty of comfortable seating, reading material and a refreshment area. Our pre-operative and post-operative clinical areas were designed with a family-oriented focus. Family members are encouraged to be with their loved ones during their stay.
Surgical Stars Program
Our Surgical Stars Program assists the pediatric patient and their family in preparing for surgery. Pediatric tours are available every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The children view a video about their surgical experience, dress up in surgical clothing, tour an operating room and learn what to expect. This helps decrease a child's anxiety and provides the foundation for a positive experience.
- Pediatric tours are available every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. We recommend this
hands on approach for all children under the age of 12. Register by calling 248.858.6701.
- Parents should bring formula or bottle to give their infant after surgery.
- Bring a small toy or blanket for your child if this will be of comfort.
- Persons less than 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign forms.
- A parent must stay with their child before and after surgery. One parent must be present in the surgery waiting room while your child is apart from you. (Please DO NOT bring other children on the day of surgery.)
Directions to The Alice Gustafson Center
The Alice Gustafson Center is located south of the main hospital between Bassett and Fulton Streets.
• Take Woodward Avenue to Bassett Street.
• West on Bassett Street to The Alice Gustafson Center parking lot entrance.
The Alice Gustafson Center
115 Fulton Street
Pontiac, MI 48341