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Main Line Health and Rothman Institute open landmark ambulatory Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Main Line Health June 9, 2017 News Releases

The 24,000 square foot center is the largest specialty outpatient surgery center in the region

(Bryn Mawr, Pa.) – Main Line Health, Rothman Institute, health care management organization NueHealth and several other orthopaedists have collaborated to open an ambulatory surgery center in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, will occupy the fourth floor of a new medical office building on Bryn Mawr Hospital’s campus. An open house with a ribbon cutting and tours of the new facility was held on Thursday, June 8.

“The Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital will serve as a premier destination for outpatient orthopaedic services and will capitalize on the legacy of superior orthopaedic care for which both Main Line Health and Rothman are renowned,” said Bryn Mawr Hospital President Andi Gilbert. “As our system looks for innovative ways to deliver care during this transformational time in health care, this new facility, designed with patient safety and comfort as a top priority, will provide high quality, outpatient surgery and procedures for a broad range of orthopaedic diagnoses.”

As an extension of Bryn Mawr Hospital’s orthopaedic center of excellence, this new facility houses four operating rooms—each larger than 600 square feet. It also includes three 250 square-foot procedure rooms. Additionally, the center has special preoperative bays, post anesthesia care unit bays and recovery bays. An estimated 27 orthopaedic surgeons will perform procedures at the surgery center, which is now the largest freestanding ambulatory surgery center in the region.

“This new facility further cements our commitment to the people of Bryn Mawr and the Main Line,” said Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, president of Rothman Institute. “Our partnership with Main Line Health continues to grow to the benefit of all our patients. This new surgery center is just the latest collaboration between our two organizations. We look forward to many more in the future.”

According to Whitney Courser, senior vice president of business development and operations, NueHealth, this facility is unique to the Philadelphia health care marketplace; with an overarching goal to streamline care and lower costs, the new center simultaneously accelerates and capitalizes on an industry wide site of service shift. The generous floor plan and focused design promotes operational efficiency and allows the Center to accommodate more complex procedures typically reserved for inpatient settings. This approach emphasizes the quality and value of focused care sites, like ambulatory surgery centers, over their larger acute-care counterparts and will be instrumental in facilitating value-based care delivery.

View photos from the Orthopaedic Surgery Center ribbon cutting (Google Photos)

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 234-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Boasting a brand new Patient Pavilion that opened in February 2019, Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region, and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania, in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings for 2018–19, and Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.

About NueHealth

NueHealth is a privately held, nationally trusted healthcare partner and gateway to value-based care. Since 1997, our leaders have been joint venturing with physician investors to develop and manage focused surgical facilities, helping to stabilize provider independence through wealth creation, ownership and greater market share. Acting as a minority partner, NueHealth has spearheaded the development of more than 120 facilities, including physician-owned surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and specialty centers, and designed each of them to promote efficiency and quality.

The original NueHealth mission continues today, but we are now accelerating a new future for healthcare by aligning provider partners and facilities to create an Integrated Ambulatory System that capitalizes on value-based reimbursement and delivers quality care and patient experiences in the most appropriate setting.

About Rothman Institute

Rothman Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 25 locations in the Philadelphia-region, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, New Jersey and Limerick, Pennsylvania.

With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and  rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment  methods, research, education and technology.

Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as over 40 college and high school teams. For more information about Rothman Institute please call 1.800.321.9999 or visit RothmanInstitute.com.