The CORE Institute to Begin Seeing Orthopedic Patients in Southern Arizona on June 1, 2015

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The CORE Institute to Begin Seeing Orthopedic Patients in Southern Arizona on June 1, 2015

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Green Valley, Ariz. (May 13, 2015) Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute® powered by Excellence Headquarters®, will begin seeing its first orthopedic patients in Green Valley starting June 1. Earlier this year, The CORE Institute and Green Valley Hospital executed an orthopedic service line co-management agreement. Under the agreement, The CORE Institute will provide orthopedic physician call coverage and orthopedic service line management services at the new 50-bed full-service acute care facility located south of Tucson in Green Valley, opening June 1, 2015.

The CORE Institute also announced it officially opens its first Clinic in Southern Arizona at 4485 S I-19 Frontage Rd in Green Valley. Dr. Alex Verhoogen, board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 40 years of orthopedic experience will care for patients in Green Valley. He has expertise in general orthopedic practice including adult and pediatric fracture care, sports medicine and arthroscopy, and joint reconstruction surgery. Dr. Shane Hess, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon will be joining the CORE team later this summer and will bring additional expertise in joint replacement surgery to Green Valley. Additionally, senior physicians Drs. David Jacofsky, Bryan Wall and Jason Scalise from Phoenix will be seeing patients, bringing best-in-class orthopedic care to Southern Arizona.  

“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 Vice Chairman, Dr. Jason Scalise. “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.”

The CORE Institute plans to continue to expand in Southern Arizona, including additional locations in Tucson. Their investment in the community will ultimately shape the entire orthopedic service line and distinguish Green Valley Hospital as a leader in orthopedics delivery in Southern Arizona.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Verhoogen, or any of The CORE Institute providers, please call 1.866.974.2673.
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About The CORE Institute
The CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care. The CORE Institute is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care. The CORE Institute has locations in Arizona and Michigan, with clinics planned to open in other states, as well as overseas, in the near future. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives, and it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and improve the quality of patient care.

The CORE Institute's fellowship-trained physicians provide specialized care in the areas of surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture management, orthopedic traumatology, hand and wrist procedures, complex articular cartilage restoration, musculoskeletal oncology, foot and ankle reconstruction, physical medicine and rehabilitation, comprehensive spine care, pain management, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, headache and facial pain, neuromuscular medicine, spine and peripheral nerve disease, clinical neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, and general neurology care.

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About Green Valley Hospital
This new 50-bed, full-service general acute care hospital is being constructed on a 21.5-acre campus (12.5 acres for the hospital and 9 acres for medical office buildings and future expansion) in Green Valley near Interstate 19, south of Continental Ranch Road and northeast of Canoa Ranch Road. The 147,000 sq. ft, three story hospital will house a full cardiac catheterization laboratory, complete imaging and laboratory/blood bank, a four room surgical suite, Intensive Care Unit, full gastroenterology procedure rooms, emergency room, helipad and restaurant and coffee shop.  Green Valley Hospital will provide services and amenities commonly found in larger, more metropolitan hospitals. Physician specialties including Orthopedics, Cardiology, Pulmonology, General and Vascular surgery, Gastroenterology, ENT, Emergency Medicine, Urology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Internal Medicine/Hospitalists, Ophthalmology as well as a battery of other specialties will be located within the hospital.  Green Valley Hospital is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2015. For additional information visit