Coordinated Health is now LVHN Orthopedic Institute – Times News Online
Published on April 09, 2022 00:02
The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) formed the Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute.
Coordinated Health’s orthopedic practices and facilities, now part of the Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, will transition to the Orthopedic Institute in a few months. LVHN acquired Coordinated Health at the end of 2019.
“The creation of the Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute allows us to shape the future of orthopedic care in Northeastern Pennsylvania, to innovate at a level that provides unparalleled depth and breadth in the delivery of high quality care, research and patient experience across the entire musculoskeletal spectrum. It’s a big plus for the communities we serve,” said LVHN President and CEO Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA.
LVHN is the leading provider of joint replacement surgeries and sports medicine procedures.
The Orthopedic Institute enables LVHN to offer even more choice, more locations and more access to meet the needs of everyone from competitive athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between, according to a statement. release of LVHN.
“LVHN’s orthopedic and musculoskeletal specialists now have nearly 150 providers from Scranton to the Lehigh Valley and beyond in every specialty and sub-specialty, providing more choices for patients within the same network” , said John Pierro, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, LVHN.
“As the region’s leading orthopedic partner, we are better positioned to provide services designed for patients of all ages,” said Pierro.
The Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute’s areas of practice include orthopedics (orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine), chiropractic care, podiatry, pain management, and physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry).
“The combined talent of two award-winning healthcare groups has the highest orthopedic success rates in the region, and members of the communities we serve will benefit from unparalleled excellence and access,” said Robert X. Murphy Jr., MD, MS, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, LVHN. “We are leading the way in joint replacement surgery with the latest technology for better results.”
“The collaboration, research, and education fostered by an institute are essential to continued quality and cutting-edge care,” Nester said.
“Orthopaedics is a rapidly growing, highly specialized field that treats everything from arthritis to joint replacement to complex spinal problems. Expert surgical and non-surgical care for bones, muscles, joints and other parts of our complex musculoskeletal system is essential to living life to the fullest,” Nester said.
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute is the fourth institute of LVHN, joining the Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence.