Rothman Institute, Holy Redeemer, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Forge New Partnership at the Bucks County Specialty Hospital
Bensalem, PA - Rothman Institute, the region's largest orthopaedic practice, announced today that both Holy Redeemer Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will become partial owners of the Bucks County Specialty Hospital (BCSH) in Bensalem, PA.
BCSH is a 64,000 square foot hospital dedicated to orthopaedic care. It has 24 patient rooms and 6 state-of-the-art operating rooms with associated recovery areas to maximize patient care post operatively. The facility was purchased by Rothman Institute in the summer of 2009 and opened for business in October 2009. It is managed by Nueterra Healthcare of Leawood, KS. Nueterra currently holds some ownership stake in the hospital as well.
"This partnership will elevate the level of care provided at the Bucks County Specialty Hospital," said Rothman Institute CEO Mike West. "We are thrilled to have two of the region's leading health systems involved with this facility."
"Holy Redeemer already serves the community in this part of Bucks County," said Holy Redeemer CEO Michael Laign. "This opportunity is consistent with our strategic plan to expand our ambulatory care offerings throughout our service area to better serve our community. It creates a unique partnership with Rothman Institute, Nueterra and Jefferson, and brings high quality primary care, OB/GYN and specialty surgical services that complement the outstanding orthopaedic services already offered."
Adjacent to the hospital is a 60,000 square foot medical office building that currently houses Rothman Institute's clinical offices. Holy Redeemer plans to open a 21,000 square foot ambulatory care center that will be anchored by the breast care services of Drs. DuPree, Krisher, and Carruthers of Comprehensive BreastCare Surgeons. In addition, patients will have convenient access to a host of other physician and diagnostic services, as well as meeting space for community education classes and gatherings.
Additionally, Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center will take space in the medical office building and manage a Cyberknife® system that is owned by the BCSH. The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The sub-millimeter precision accuracy allows physician teams to treat even the most difficult to reach cancers or benign tumors, while minimizing the side effects of conventional radiation therapy and avoiding damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
"Together with the Rothman Institute, we are at the technological forefront of radiation oncology," says Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and Leader of the Radiation Research and Translational Biology Program at the Kimmel Cancer Center. "We have physicians and physicists who are renowned experts in every type of cancer. This enables our group to customize recommendations to patients and offer the best treatment that modern medicine can offer."
In 1970, Richard H. Rothman, M.D., Ph.D., founded the Rothman Institute with the goal of providing people in the Delaware Valley with expert care from leading specialists and physicians using the most advanced medical technologies available, as well as the full measure of compassion and respect. Rothman Institute Orthopaedics has grown in capability, staff, locations and in reputation. With 14 convenient locations throughout the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas, and a full range of orthopaedic care and services, the Rothman Institute continues to provide access to world-class orthopaedic care by over 70 physicians who are internationally respected for their expertise. For more information about the Rothman Institute, visit www.RothmanInstitute.com or call 1-800-321-9999.
With an emphasis on providing a continuum of care, Holy Redeemer Health System remains true to the mission to care, comfort and heal that its sponsor, the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, began in our region in 1924 - to provide high quality, compassionate care. Today, Holy Redeemer offers a wide range of healthcare and health-related services, including an acute care hospital, home health and hospice services, two skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a retirement community, low-income housing, an active living community, and a transitional housing program for homeless women and children. With corporate offices in Huntingdon Valley, PA, Holy Redeemer is a Catholic healthcare provider, serving southeastern Pennsylvania and 11 counties in New Jersey, from Union County south to Cape May County. For more information about Holy Redeemer, visit www.HolyRedeemer.com or call 1-800-818-4747.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are dedicated to excellence in patient care, patient safety and the quality of the healthcare experience. In 2009, U.S.News & World Report ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals among the nation's top medical centers for a number of specialties including Orthopedics; Rehabilitation Medicine; Cancer; Digestive Diseases; Ear, Nose and Throat; and Respiratory Disorders. Established in 1825, the Hospital now has 957 licensed acute care beds, with major programs in a wide range of clinical specialties. Services are provided at four locations - the main hospital facility and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, both in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; and Jefferson Voorhees in South Jersey. For more information about Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, visit www.jeffersonhospital.org or call 1-800-JEFF-NOW.