P. Evalyn Cole, MHSA, CASC
CEO, KeiperSpine, PC
Administrator, Spine Surgery Center of Eugene, LLC



I have had the privilege of working with surgeons and physicians to improve the quality of life for patients. Physician-owned Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) are a relatively new phenomenon in Oregon. These facilities are a win-win for everyone: a win for the surgeon whose surgical case is not bumped to make way for a more urgent hospital surgery; a win for the patient, who will experience a short facility stay, discharge, and recovery in a familiar home environment; and who will be free from exposure to facility infections; a win for the insurance payer, who will enjoy reduced payments to an ASC, where fees are the most cost effective surgical fees available; and for the community, which profits from an ASC's reduced health care costs and new job opportunities.

I am a native Oregonian, graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, and hold a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration. I wrote my Masters Thesis project on "Designing, Developing, and Deploying An Ambulatory Surgery Center." I earned a "CASC" certification from the National Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification. This certification was established in 2002 by the National Association of Surgery Centers. I have assisted physician groups in Oregon with several ASCs in Oregon.

Spine Surgery Center, LLC emphasizes teamwork; our TEAM of surgeons, physicians, physician assistants and employees join together to offer individualized surgical services in a warm, friendly environment designed to restore spine problems in a stress-free, restorative atmosphere.
A Great 3 YearsNext month will mark 3 years since you did my back surgery.  It’s been a great 3 years.  Three ski seasons, miles and miles of biking, hiking and brisk walks (otherwise known as jogging)!  Three active, happy, quality years with my wife and kids that I wouldn’t have had if it weren’t for you.  I have referred many friends, clients and acquaintances to KeiperSpine and they have all come back with much greater quality of life, as well as renewed hope, than when they started their journey.