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PeaceHealth, Slocum working together to enhance orthopedics care in Lane County

October 9, 2017

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 6, 2017

Marcy Marshall

Communications Director, PeaceHealth Oregon

732-762-2354 (cell)

mmarshall@peacehealth.org

PeaceHealth, Slocum working together
to enhance orthopedics care in Lane County

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - PeaceHealth Medical Group’s Orthopedics services expects to transition to Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, effective early 2018.

“We determined that a strategic engagement with Slocum is the responsible decision to ensure access to the very best in leading-edge, innovative orthopedics care is available to our communities now and well into the future,” said Rand O’Leary, chief executive, PeaceHealth Oregon. “Our strategic engagement with Slocum will offer our patients the very best care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions—from sports-related injuries to complex fractures to orthopedic reconstruction. Strong community relationships like the one we are beginning with Slocum play a vital role in our current and future success.”

Industry trends illustrate the power of strong relationships between healthcare organizations as a means for keeping vital care services in communities such as Lane County.

“Our doctors and staff are excited to start working with Dr. Lisa Lamoreaux and caring for patients at our new satellite location at the PeaceHealth Pavilion,” said, Dr. Brian Jewett, Physician President of Slocum Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. “We look forward to collaborating with PeaceHealth in delivering orthopedic care that best serves our patients and our community.”

“Slocum is recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as a best-in-class provider of progressive orthopedic care with state-of-the-art facilities and services. We are confident that our work with Slocum will help keep sustainable delivery of innovative, quality orthopedic care within our community,” added O’Leary. “This is a powerful alliance between healthcare industry leaders who share the same priority: the health of our communities. This spirit of cooperation is the future of healthcare.”

About PeaceHealth: Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is one of Oregon's busiest hospitals located in Springfield, Ore., 110 miles south of Portland. This 347-bed facility is one of the largest hospitals between Portland and San Francisco, serving as a Level II Trauma Center for an eight-county region. Key services for the not-for-profit hospital include cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, oncology, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care, neurosurgery and other specialized surgical services. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and its highly trained and skilled orthopedic specialists are committed to providing excellent treatment through state-of-the-art doctors’ offices, diagnostic imaging, the Slocum Surgery Center, rehabilitation services and a therapy pool complemented by physical and occupational therapy and durable medical equipment services all in one location. Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers care for the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle, sports medicine, joint replacement and general orthopedics. The doctors of Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are the Official Orthopedic Sports Medicine Team Physicians for University of Oregon Athletics Since 1967. For more information regarding Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and its specialists, visit www.slocumcenter.com, “like” Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on Facebook or follow @SlocumCenter on Twitter.

 

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