Penn Medicine and Grand View Health Announce Orthopaedic Care Partnership
Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Penn Orthopaedics and Grand View Health have announced a new affiliation to better serve patients in need of high-quality orthopaedic care in Bucks and Montgomery counties, and the surrounding areas. The collaboration will allow both health systems to increase patients’ access to quality, cost-efficient orthopaedic care.
“This partnership with Grand View Health puts both of our organizations in a much better position to provide the patients of Bucks and Montgomery counties with a wide range of advanced orthopaedic care,” said L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and a professor of Plastic Surgery at Penn Medicine. “In addition to supporting the excellent surgical care delivered by such a strong group of physicians, we have an opportunity to fast-track access to advanced clinical research and treatments only available at Penn Medicine.”
A key piece of this partnership will be the collaborative work between Grand View Health and Penn Medicine to enhance programs available to patients, as well as share clinical pathways and evidence-based protocols. The Grand View Health orthopaedic surgeons—known also as Upper Bucks Orthopaedics at Grand View Health—and Penn Orthopaedic surgeons will confer on complex patient cases and best courses of treatment.
“We are excited to announce this partnership with Penn Orthopaedics. As leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and our downtown neighbors, their surgical advancements and education resources supplement the quality care we have always provided for the patients and families we have served for 113 years,” said Jean Keeler, JD, CEO of Grand View Health. “Our patients are at the heart of everything we do, so being able to expand our offerings to help even more people in the region is tremendous. As a result of this collaboration with Penn Medicine, we’re looking forward to making an even bigger impact in our communities, and beyond.”
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $7.8 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $425 million awarded in the 2018 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center—which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report—Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Home Care and Hospice Services, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.
Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 40,000 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2018, Penn Medicine provided more than $525 million to benefit our community.