January 26, 2021

Northeast Florida's first orthopedic and spine care specialty hospital now open

| 1/11/2021

Northeast Florida’s first specialty hospital dedicated solely to orthopedic and spine care is now open to patients. The Performance Orthopedics and Spine Specialty Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent’s formally opened to patients on Monday, January 4. It is part of a broader partnership between Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast and Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo), in conjunction with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists.

During the past several months, the new specialty hospital located within Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside, has undergone renovations to streamline patient access and create a custom one-of-a-kind boutique experience for patients and their loved ones.  This includes a dedicated check-in area, as well as dedicated clinical and non-clinical staff, operating rooms, pre-op and recovery areas, inpatient hospital rooms, a rehabilitation unit and family waiting area.

“Patients should have the best, most personalized musculoskeletal care possible in the best setting possible, and that’s why we’ve partnered to create the new Performance Orthopedics and Spine brand and specialty hospital,” said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gavan Duffy. “When all aspects of care are aligned and streamlined, it makes it more convenient for patients and can also help them get better, faster.”

HOPCo is a leading provider of musculoskeletal outcomes and fully integrated management, value-based healthcare solutions and care coordination for practices, payors and health systems.

“We are honored to work together to build the next generation of transformative musculoskeletal care for patients across North Florida,” said DeLyle Manwaring, Executive Vice President of Market Transformation for HOPCo. “Our work with partners in many regions across the United States has demonstrated the collective value of creating an alignment between hospitals, physicians and payors in the musculoskeletal space.”

Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast’s partnership with HOPCo also encompasses a new Performance Orthopedics and Spine brand that will manage a comprehensive musculoskeletal service line and
develop a clinically-integrated network of musculoskeletal physician practices. In Northeast Florida, this also includes plans for co-developing a network of ambulatory surgery centers.

 “As healthcare providers, we always strive to offer the most advanced, comprehensive care possible at all times,” said Ascension St. Vincent’s neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Chahlavi. “Any time we can collaborate with colleagues, as with the creation of this specialty hospital, we have the opportunity to further improve patient experience and outcomes.” “We are thrilled to see our plans to improve the level of orthopedic and spine care in Northeast Florida come to life,” said James Machado, regional president of Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside and Ascension St. Vincent’s St. Johns County, which is currently under construction. “We’ve done the research and know that our community has long needed something like Performance Orthopedics and Spine that is dedicated to bringing musculoskeletal providers together into a top-notch, comprehensive network. This ultimately improves care and convenience for those we are blessed to serve.”

About Ascension St. Vincent’s

Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast includes Ascension St. Vincent’s based in Jacksonville, Florida, Ascension Sacred Heart based in Pensacola, Florida, and Ascension Providence in Mobile, Alabama. Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast operates nine hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, employing more than 13,000 associates. Across the region, Ascension Providence, Ascension Sacred Heart and Ascension St. Vincent’s have served North Florida and South Alabama communities for more than 165 years. In fiscal year 2020, Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast provided more than $237 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Nationally, Ascension operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization. Visit www.ascension.org

About Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo) is the leading provider of musculoskeletal value-based health outcomes management, service line management and practice management. This includes comprehensive management and optimization of specialties such as orthopedics, spine, hand, pain management, rehabilitation and neurology. HOPCo’s integrated care and analytics platform has proven to increase the quality of patient care and program revenue while reliably reducing the total cost of care across the care continuum for practices, health systems and payors alike.  For more information, visit www.hopco.com.

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