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Coordinated Health is Now Part of Lehigh Valley Health Network

By: Ron Ticho   December 20, 2019
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What This Important Announcement Means to you

With formal closing complete, Coordinated Health is now part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. The two organizations share a common vision focused on population health and demonstrate a strong passion for delivering high-value health care. Combining them is an opportunity to expand on their proven integrated health care models.

“Together, Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health have the highest orthopedic success rates in the region and the most fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialists, caring for everyone from pee-wee players to Division 1 and pro athletes with unmatched expertise,” said Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

I’m a patient at Coordinated Health, what does this mean for me?

You will continue to see the same Coordinated Health (CH) physicians and care teams in the same locations. Current Coordinated Health offices and hospitals will continue normal operations with no immediate changes to the service and access patients are accustomed to receiving at CH and LVHN. While it will take time to complete a comprehensive integration plan, our focus remains on providing innovative orthopedic care, superior access and great service to the community.

The first visible signs of the integration will be new signage and marketing materials that communicate Coordinated Health is now part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. In the future, we will streamline care and communication with one electronic medical record through Epic.

In addition to CH caregivers and locations remaining the same, you will have the support of the strength and breadth of LVHN, including:

The community’s only children’s hospital at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, which offers 30 specialties and the only Children’s ER at LVH–Cedar Crest and Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township

Lehigh Valley Heart Institute, which has one of the nation’s best heart attack survival rates

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance which offers access to breakthrough clinical trials and collaboration on leading-edge care

Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, which performs the most complex surgeries close to home and gets you back to health faster

What impact will this have on my community?

Together, LVHN and CH offer the communities we serve the following:

The highest orthopedic success rates in the region

The most fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialists, caring for everyone from pee-wee players to Division 1 and pro athletes with unmatched expertise

CH established the first sports medicine program in the region, and CH sports medicine physicians dedicate more than 1,000 hours annually to “on-field” coverage, providing injured athletes the fastest access to the best care.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is the community’s only nationally ranked hospital in orthopedics on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list.

LVHN has been recognized for having the lowest complication rates in the state for knee and hip replacements by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

For 30 years, CH has been a regional leader in orthopedics, sports medicine and workplace injury care in the Lehigh Valley and consistently ranks in the top 5 percent nationally for joint replacements and spinal fusion by Healthgrades.

Who will lead Coordinated Health?

Amy Nyberg will serve as President of Coordinated Health. Since 2013, Nyberg has been leading CH’s innovation and growth strategy, first as Chief Integration Officer and most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. “The union of our organizations affirms our commitment to provide world-class orthopedic, sports medicine and specialty care to our patients and community, and we are very excited to have our talented team at Coordinated Health join the region’s most trusted and awarded health network,” Nyberg said.

Access to care

You can continue your relationship with a Coordinated Health provider or make a new appointment by calling CH at 610-861-8080 or visiting coordinatedhealth.com. You can continue to reach LVHN by calling 888-402-LVHN (5846) or visiting LVHN.org.

Additional Questions and Answers

We will update this section as new information arises.

Q: What are Coordinated Health (CH) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announcing?

A: Lehigh Valley Health Network has acquired the assets of Coordinated Health. That means Coordinated Health is now a part of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Q: What does this mean for patients?

A: Together, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Coordinated Health (CH) offer the communities we serve the following:

The highest orthopedic success rates in the region

The most fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialists, caring for everyone from pee-wee players to Division 1 and pro athletes with unmatched expertise

CH established the first sports medicine program in the region and CH sports medicine physicians dedicate more than 1,000 hours annually to “on-field” coverage, providing injured athletes the fastest access to the best care.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is the community’s only nationally ranked hospital in orthopedics on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list.

LVHN has been recognized for having the lowest complication rates in the state for knee and hip replacements by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

For 30 years, CH has been a regional leader in orthopedics, sports medicine and workplace injury care in the Lehigh Valley and consistently ranks in the top 5 percent nationally for joint replacements and spinal fusion by Healthgrades.

Coordinated Health patients will continue to see the same physicians and care teams in the same locations. Current CH offices and hospitals will continue normal operations with no immediate changes to the great service and access patients are accustomed to receiving at CH and LVHN. While it will take time to complete a comprehensive integration plan, our focus remains on providing innovative orthopedic care, superior access and great service to the community. The first visible signs of the integration will be new signage and marketing materials that communicate Coordinated Health is now part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. Billing statements will carry the legal names Lehigh Valley Hospital–Coordinated Health Allentown, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Coordinated Health Bethlehem and LVHN Coordinated Professional Practice.

Q: What is the new leadership structure?

Amy Nyberg will lead Coordinated Health as President. Since 2013, Amy has been leading the organization’s innovation and growth strategy, first as Chief Integration Officer and most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Q: Will Coordinated Health become a not-for-profit?

A: It is our intention for CH to support LVHN’s mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Over time we will pursue the process for CH to become a not-for-profit organization. The exact timeline is to be determined.

Q: Will there be any immediate changes as a result of the acquisition? If not, when might you begin making changes?

LVHN and CH will continue normal operations.

Q: Will the name of the organization change as a result of the acquisition? If so, when?

Coordinated Health’s name will continue to be part of the name going forward. The legal names of the hospitals are Lehigh Valley Hospital–Coordinated Health Allentown, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Coordinated Health Bethlehem and LVHN Coordinated Professional Practice, and will be listed on billing statements.

Q: Why is LVHN acquiring Coordinated Health?

A: LVHN and CH share a common vision focused on population health, one that is rooted in being a partner and advocate in our patients’ health journeys. The acquisition allows us to expand that vision and provide patients the benefits of the most complete sports medicine, joint replacement and spine surgery programs in the area.

Q: Are the physician practices and services in Scranton and Phillipsburg included as part of this transaction?

A: Operations in Scranton and Phillipsburg are now part of Lehigh Valley Health Network and will continue working as they do today.

Q: Will all Coordinated Health physicians be able to schedule surgeries at an LVHN facility and vice versa?

A: At the outset, there will be no changes to either LVHN’s or CH’s Medical Staffs. This means the surgeons will continue operating at their current locations. Over time, we anticipate Medical Staff membership will evolve as our plans are developed and implemented.

Q: Is LVHN committed to keeping all current Coordinated Health facilities open?

A: CH will operate as usual for the foreseeable future. Our transition team will evaluate operations and make decisions in the best interest of our community’s needs.

Q: Will LVHN complete any Coordinated Health properties that are currently under construction or planned?

A: We are committed to evaluating the needs of our community and growing where the need is greatest. Projects underway will be evaluated accordingly.

Q: Will I now be able to receive physical therapy or imaging at Coordinated Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network locations?

A: You have the same choice as you always have when choosing a location for physical therapy or imaging. You can learn about your options at CH by calling 610-861-8080 or visiting coordinatedhealth.com. You can learn about options at LVHN by calling 888-402-LVHN (5846) or visiting LVHN.org. If you call either call center and need help at the other organization, they will seamlessly connect you.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment at either organization?

A: You can continue your relationship with a Coordinated Health provider or make a new appointment by calling CH at 610-861-8080 or visiting coordinatedhealth.com. You can continue to reach LVHN by calling 888-402-LVHN (5846) or visiting LVHN.org.

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