Main Line Health and Jefferson Health Partnering with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and NueHealth in Ownership of Physicians Care Surgical Hospital

June 6th, 2017

Main Line Health and Jefferson Health Partnering with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and NueHealth in Ownership of Physicians Care Surgical Hospital

Main Line Health (MLH) and Jefferson Health are partnering with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and NueHealth in the ownership of the Physicians Care Surgical Hospital (PCSH) in Royersford, PA. This 30,000 square foot, short-stay surgical hospital has 12 inpatient beds and five operating rooms. As part of this joint agreement, the four organizations will partner to continue to offer enhanced access to specialty surgical services, including orthopaedic, gynecologic, ophthalmologic, otolaryngologic, pain management and others.

“This agreement with our longtime partners, Jefferson Health, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, and NueHealth will further enhance the level of specialized care provided at Physicians Care Surgical Hospital and will offer patients access to some of the leading surgical service providers in the region,” says Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health. “This opportunity aligns with our strategic plan to not only provide a superior experience for patients, physicians, employees and partners, but to invest in assets that advance the health and wellness of the communities we serve.”
“This is a great example of a creative partnership that will allow patients a passport to affordable orthopaedic care from our top quality institutions,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “We are re-imagining musculoskeletal care throughout the region.”

As co-owners of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), Main Line Health and Jefferson Health continually seek partnerships that will enhance the high-quality, high-value care for the region. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute currently provides specialized orthopaedic services at each Main Line Health Hospital and will be opening an Ambulatory Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital in June, in addition to the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Riddle Hospital. Rothman and Jefferson recently agreed on a partnership of the Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, in Bensalem.
“Our partnership with both Jefferson and Main Line Health has always been strong and this partnership just further cements our relationship,” said Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and professor of neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. “All three organizations are committed to providing the highest-quality care at the lowest cost. This facility epitomizes that goal.”
"Specialty facilities like the Physicians Care Surgical Hospital are key sites of service for value-driven care and have been the focus for NueHealth since our inception,” said Steve Harmon, CEO, NueHealth. “Because of our shared commitment to excellence, Physicians Care Surgical Hospital has been ranked among the nation's top 1% for patient excellence—something we will work to help them maintain and even exceed."

Formed in 2007, the Physicians Care Surgical Hospital provides multi-specialty surgical care to patients with both inpatient and outpatient needs. PCSH consists of:

  • Three pre-admission testing rooms
  • Eight pre-op bays
  • Five operating rooms
  • 12 PACU bays
  • 12 private inpatient rooms
  • One ophthalmology laser room
  • Imaging other ancillary services as required for inpatient care

About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health is also comprised of five outpatient health centers.
With more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy. To learn more, visit

About Jefferson 
Jefferson, through its academic and clinical entities of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, including Abington Health and Aria Health, is reimagining health care for the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson has 23,000 people dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies to define the future of care. With a university and hospital that date back to 1824, today Jefferson is comprised of six colleges, nine hospitals, 35 outpatient and urgent care locations, and a multitude of physician practices throughout the region, serving more than 100,000 inpatients, 373,000 emergency patients and 2.2 million outpatients annually.
About Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 25 locations in the Philadelphia-region, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA.

With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and  rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment  methods, research, education and technology.
Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as over 40 college and high school teams. For more information about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit

About NueHealth
NueHealth is a privately held, nationally trusted healthcare partner and gateway to value-based care. Since 1997, our leaders have been joint venturing with physician investors to develop and manage focused surgical facilities, helping to stabilize provider independence through wealth creation, ownership and greater market share. Acting as a minority partner, NueHealth has spearheaded the development of more than 120 facilities, including physician-owned surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and specialty centers, and designed each of them to promote efficiency and quality. NueHealth continues to accelerate a new future for healthcare by aligning provider partners and facilities to create an Integrated Ambulatory System that capitalizes on value-based reimbursement and delivers quality care and patient experiences in the most appropriate setting. For more information about NueHealth, visit

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