Salisbury Press

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lehigh Valley Health Network acquires Coordinated Health

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the assets of Coordinated Health (CH).

Coordinated Health became part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, with formal closing completed Dec. 19.

LVHN and CH jointly announced in September the signing of a binding Letter of Intent for LVHN to acquire the assets of Coordinated Health, pending reviews by the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office. Those reviews concluded in November.

“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 I and pro athletes with unmatched expertise,” said Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, LVHN’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Nester emphasized that patients will continue to see the same Coordinated Health physicians and care teams in the same locations.

“We want to assure patients they will continue to receive care with their Coordinated Health doctors just like they do today,” he said. “Current Coordinated Health offices and hospitals will continue normal operations with no immediate changes to the great service and access patients are accustomed to receiving at Coordinated Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network.”

Nester said 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, and 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 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.

Nester announced Amy Nyberg will lead CH, serving as President. 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.

Coordinated Health is a hospital and health network with 22 locations throughout the Lehigh Valley, Northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. CH employs more than 1,200 personnel working in outpatient offices, two hospitals and two Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Patients can continue their relationship with a CH provider or make a new appointment by calling Coordinated Health at 610-861-8080 or visiting coordinatedhealth.com.

They can continue to reach LVHN by calling 888-402-LVHN (5846) or LVHN.org.