Green Valley Hospital and The CORE Institute, announced it signed an orthopedic service line co-management agreement. Under the agreement, The CORE Institute will provide orthopedic physician call coverage and service line management services at Green Valley Hospital.

Green Valley Hospital is a new, 50-bed, full-service general acute care hospital located south of Tucson in Green Valley, Arizona. Green Valley Hospital is currently under construction and plans to open in the Spring of 2015. The CORE Institute is Arizona’s largest comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurology medical practice.

The strategic partnership is similar to other service line co-management agreements wherein The CORE Institute leads orthopedic service improvement initiatives at more than a half-dozen hospitals in the greater Phoenix and Detroit metropolitan areas. The CORE Institute will add a large clinic in Green Valley to support patient care and service line co-management activities.

“The CORE Institute is thrilled to expand our Excellence through Evidence® platform in Southern Arizona to significantly enhance the orthopedic care available in the greater Tucson area,” said Chairman and CEO David Jacofsky, MD. “We’re excited to bring our standardized care approach, proprietary quality IT platform, and proven outcomes to Green Valley Hospital, and to help build an orthopedic program in Southern Arizona.”

“Our partnership with The CORE Institute is an investment that will ultimately shape the entire orthopedic service line and distinguish Green Valley Hospital as a leader in orthopedics delivery in Southern Arizona,” said David Wanger, CEO Green Valley Hospital. “The CORE Institute’s national reputation for excellence will help attract leading orthopedic specialists to the market and, in turn, local patients will be able to receive best-in-class care without having to travel to Tucson or Phoenix.”

“We’re excited to introduce cutting-edge care via an innovative model based on the highest level of collaboration to Southern Arizona,” said DeLyle Manwaring, Senior Vice President of Hospital Service Line Integration for The CORE Institute. “This co-management agreement brings together physicians and hospital leaders with a shared objective of excellent patient care, outcomes and enhanced patient experience.”

To support service line co-management operations, The CORE Institute will open a Southern Arizona clinic in 2015 and will add several surgeons, physician assistants and physical therapists to its team of more than 650 talented employees across Arizona and Michigan.

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