MarinHealth Partners with UCSF Health in San Rafael Ambulatory Surgery Center Investment

Author: Jill Kinney, MarinHealth
MarinHealth Partners with UCSF Health in San Rafael Ambulatory Surgery Center Investment

MarinHealth Medical Center (MarinHealth) announced its investment in Marin Specialty Surgery Center (MSSC), a state-of-the-art multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center in San Rafael, California, effective March 29, 2024. With this investment, the 14,000-square-foot freestanding facility will operate as a joint venture among co-investors MarinHealth, UCSF Health, and local community surgeons.

“Partnering with MSSC, a highly-respected surgery center located in the heart of Marin County, not only strengthens our ability to provide more options for our physicians but also greatly enhances the experience for patients, including easy scheduling, convenient access, and shorter wait times,” commented MarinHealth CEO David Klein, MD. “MSSC complements our outpatient surgery services and will extend access to high-quality surgical services in the North Bay.”

MSSC provides services for surgeries and procedures that do not require overnight hospital stays. The advanced multidisciplinary center is fitted with the latest technology. Suites are designed with patient safety and comfort in mind and offer three fully equipped and integrated operating rooms, one procedure room, and a 23-hour stay capability to facilitate orthopedics, pain management, urology, vascular surgery, and plastic surgery procedures.

“This new partnership brings together the largest health system in Marin with one of the most advanced ambulatory surgery centers in the Bay Area. This is a natural collaboration that furthers MSSC’s mission of being a destination for patients looking to have outpatient surgery,” said Brian Su, MD, chairman of MSSC.

“We are thrilled to work with MarinHealth and UCSF Health to continue our legacy of caring for the North Bay community,” said Ramana Naidu, MD, medical director of MSSC. “Together, we are raising the bar for ambulatory surgery in this state-of-the-art center.”

The facility has earned certifications, awards, and accolades from patients and physicians alike, including:

  • A 97% net promoter score
  • A physician satisfaction survey score of 100%
  • Accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), certifying that it meets and exceeds nationally recognized standards of quality care.

In addition to the MSSC location in San Rafael, MarinHealth offers inpatient and outpatient surgery at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae.

MSSC is located at 1 Thorndale Road, Suite 210, San Rafael, CA 94903. To learn more, visit


About Marin Specialty Surgery Center

The Marin Specialty Surgery Center offers services for nine surgical specialties and has proudly cared for over 30,000 patients since 2001. MSSC is focused on caring for patients, serving physicians, strengthening its team, and improving healthcare. It is driven by six core values: Clinical Quality, Integrity, Service Excellence, Teamwork, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement. For more information, visit

About MarinHealth

MarinHealth is an integrated healthcare enterprise with deep roots in the North Bay. With a world-class physician and clinical team, an ever-expanding network of clinics, and a new state-of-the-art hospital, MarinHealth stops at nothing to help patients achieve their best health. MarinHealth is comprised of MarinHealth Medical Center, a 327-bed hospital located in the heart of Marin since 1952, the MarinHealth Medical Network with 55+ primary care and specialty clinics located in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties, and the MarinHealth Foundation. A long-time partnership with UCSF Health expands MarinHealth’s world-class capabilities and its portfolio of services to serve more of our North Bay community in new and better ways. For more information, visit Follow MarinHealth on Facebook or Instagram.

About UCSF Health

UCSF Health is recognized worldwide for its innovative patient care, reflecting the latest medical knowledge, advanced technologies and pioneering research. It includes the flagship UCSF Medical Center, which is a top-ranked hospital, as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland; Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics; UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians; and the UCSF Faculty Practice. These hospitals serve as the academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco, which is world-renowned for its graduate-level health sciences education and biomedical research. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. Visit Follow UCSF Health on Facebook or Twitter.