BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coordinated Health (CH), the Lehigh Valley's leading provider of orthopedic services and sports medicine for more than a quarter century, today announced its newest innovation, CH Orthopedic Urgent Care (OUC). The OUC offers patients a new alternative to the emergency room for common orthopedic injuries, including: sprains, strains, fractures and general pain.
Unlike emergency rooms or conventional urgent care facilities, the Orthopedic Urgent Care delivers patients access to world-class orthopedic experts on demand at its 2300 Highland Avenue Campus in Bethlehem. Coordinated Health selected the Bethlehem Campus for its first Orthopedic Urgent Care because of its natural access to the network's award-winning orthopedic surgical hospital, advanced imaging and dedicated physical therapy center.
"As the region's leader in orthopedics, sports medicine and joints replacements, it was a natural evolution to make CH Orthopedic Urgent Care a part of our continuum," said Vice President of Immediate Care Tim DiIorio, MD. "Today, patients want unmatched access to quality when and where they need it the most. Orthopedic Urgent Care is the only place in the region to provide our nationally-recognized orthopedics in an urgent care setting."
Since 1988, Coordinated Health physicians have performed more joint replacement surgeries and sports medicine procedures than any health network in the region.
Coordinated Health is home to Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey's largest cross-functional orthopedics team, including 24 fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians, 40+ athletic trainers, 100+ physical therapists and dozens of imaging experts.
"Patients who visit emergency rooms and conventional urgent care facilities are typically stabilized and referred to orthopedic specialists. This process can take days and sometimes weeks, resulting in higher costs, unnecessary stress and wasted time," said DiIorio. "The OUC allows patients to receive diagnosis, imaging, treatment and continued care in one visit, saving patients valuable time and money."
For patients who don't require urgent orthopedic care, CH offers seven conveniently located Care On Demand walk-in centers and 17 multi-specialty clinics accessible by appointment (same day, extended hours and weekends).
For more information on CH Orthopedic Urgent Care, or to make an appointment with a Coordinated Health medical professional, patients can contact the 24-hour CH Solutions Center at 610-861-8080 or visit CoordinatedHealth.com/OUC.
About: Coordinated Health (CH) is a privately held, physician-owned acute care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. CH's focused regional network employs more than 1,000 highly skilled professionals at 17 sites, with an ambulatory-based continuum of care. Access is provided by specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, traditional care units, multi-specialty clinics and walk-in care centers. Service lines are deliberately limited to musculoskeletal care, cardiology, women's health and immediate and primary care. In its coverage area, CH has exclusively earned the U.S. government's new five-star quality rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for quality patient care and service. CH has also received the Top Performer rating from The Joint Commission three years in a row and has repeatedly been awarded top safety and satisfaction scores from Healthgrades and other nationally recognized consumer advocacy groups.
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SOURCE Coordinated Health