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Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (SOSMed), a staple in the community for nearly 50 years, has announced it will now provide all hospital-based services exclusively at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and the Wentworth Surgery Center.
Beginning October 27, all the practice’s physicians will perform surgeries at the hospital in Dover or at the Wentworth Surgery Center in Somersworth. No patient care will be interrupted as a result of this change.
“There were several aspects involved in this decision, but the most important was that we provide the absolute best care for our patients,” said Jonathan Beauchesne, Assistant Vice President of the hospital’s musculoskeletal service line. “Wentworth-Douglass is the regional leader in orthopedics and sports medicine, boasting the largest sub-specialty, fellowship-trained orthopedic group in the area.”
SOSMed already works closely with a multidisciplinary Wentworth-Douglass team, including Rheumatology, Physiatry, Pain Management, Rehab Services, Integrative Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Wellness Coaches, and others.
Orthopedic Medical Director Dr. Charles Blitzer said the hospital’s culture was also a factor in the decision. “Our patients deserve to be treated at a non-profit, mission-based facility that puts patient care above all else. Wentworth-Douglass, with its 115-year history, is the only hospital on the Seacoast that provides that type of unwavering commitment to our community,” he said.
Beauchesne said the hospital’s affiliation with Mass General Brigham, a world-class integrated healthcare system, will provide patients with access to new research, innovations, and facilities.
“We’re also providing new specialty services like women’s sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, and others. That means better outcomes, and better care, for all members of our community,” he added.
SOSMed has locations in Lee, Portsmouth, and Somersworth.
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