BridgeHealth Expands Its National Panel of Surgical Centers

DENVER – BridgeHealth, the leading national provider for surgical centers of excellence and value-based care, announced today it has added five surgical centers to its national provider panel. Fresno Surgical Hospital and Summit Surgical Center, both in Fresno, California, and OrthoAtlanta (two centers) and Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center serving the greater Atlanta area are now partnered with BridgeHealth. “These centers of excellence are important and valued additions for our national program because they offer key resources to our growing client base,” says Mark Stadler, President & CEO, BridgeHealth, “We are thrilled to have them as partners.”

Fresno Surgical Hospital will provide inpatient procedures for orthopedics and spine. Fresno Surgical Hospital ranks at the 99.7th percentile for orthopedics, based on CareChex scores, and is rated 9th in the country for spinal surgery. Overall, Fresno Surgical Hospital ranks at the 98.4th percentile and is rated 31st in the country.

“We’re excited to partner with BridgeHealth,” says Kristine Kassahn, chief executive officer, Fresno Surgical Hospital. “Our mission at Fresno Surgical Hospital is to provide the highest-quality care and best patient experience possible. The services BridgeHealth provides perfectly align with our goals and helps us further optimize the care we give our patients.”

Summit Surgical Center, an ambulatory surgical center (ASC), is supported by the Sierra Pacific Orthopedic physicians for orthopedics and spine procedures. Summit is committed to providing the highest quality orthopedic, spine, and sports medicine care to its patients.

“We are known for excellence in surgical care delivery and patient satisfaction,” says David Taylor, MD, Chief of Medical Staff. “We look forward to extending that care to BridgeHealth’s partners. It is an honor to be included in their national program of providers.”

The third addition is OrthoAtlanta, one of the largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the greater Atlanta area, for orthopedics and spine at their two ASC locations (Austell and Fayetteville). OrthoAtlanta offers comprehensive orthopedic care.

“We are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our patients,” says Michael Ochal, Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth Group and OrthoAtlanta. “Our approach aligns with the BridgeHealth aim to bring higher quality healthcare to communities while reducing costs to plan members and plan sponsors.”

Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery in Atlanta offers a full spectrum of spine and brain care procedures and treatments. The facility is the second outpatient surgery center in the country to offer robotically navigated spine surgery.

Joy Taylor, COO of Polaris, indicates that “our patients have relied on our exceptional, comprehensive spine care for over 39 years now, and we look forward to being able to provide BridgeHealth members personalized paths to spine health and cutting-edge technology.”

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About BridgeHealth

BridgeHealth connects patients with the nation’s best surgeons for a better experience, better outcomes, and better value. As a provider of value-based healthcare services, BridgeHealth’s bundled rates allow self-insured group health plans to improve the quality and outcomes of surgery while reducing costs from 30% to 50% on average per procedure.

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