Geisinger Orthopaedic Surgeon Awarded $97,000 Grant

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A Geisinger orthopaedic surgeon recently received a $97,000 grant from the Orthopaedic Trauma Association for a pilot study that will expand Geisinger’s ProvenHealth Navigator advanced medical home to include care for patients recovering from hip fractures.

Wade Smith, M.D., director, Geisinger’s Orthopaedic Trauma program, was recognized with the highly competitive peer-reviewed grant to monitor the outcomes of hip fracture patients in a pilot ProvenHealth Navigator advanced medical home. The program provides integrated, clinical care coordination and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It emphasizes enhanced collaboration between specialists, hospital systems and primary care providers with the goal of providing high quality care while preventing hospital readmissions.

“We are incredibly pleased to receive this highly competitive peer-reviewed grant,” noted Dr. Smith, “it’s the first ever for Geisinger’s orthopaedics department and is a collaboration between the Center for Health Research and Geisinger’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.”

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