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Summit Medical, The Center partner at Mt. Bachelor clinic

Mt. Bachelor Nov. 21, 2019
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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Summit Medical Group Oregon and The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care announced Tuesday a new partnership to offer coordinated orthopedic care at Mt. Bachelor SMGOR Urgent Care Clinic, located on the ground floor of the Ski Patrol building next to West Village Lodge at the base of the mountain.

The clinic will be operated with support from The Center for the 2019-2020 ski season. A cross-system trained scheduler can schedule same-day and follow-up appointments or consults for patients with orthopedic specialists. The Center will have an on-call provider, and access to all imaging done at Mt. Bachelor SMGOR Urgent Care Clinic.

“Recognizing that many of the injuries at Mt. Bachelor are orthopedic in nature, we want to heighten our ability to deliver high-quality urgent and specialty care when patients need it, “said Justin Sivill, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Medical Group Oregon. 

SMGOR has operated Mt. Bachelor Urgent Care location since 2012. The clinic has digital x-ray capabilities and comprehensive coordinated care staffed with an SMGOR physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, as well as an x-ray technician and a cross-trained patient scheduler.

The clinic staff works hand in hand with Mt. Bachelor’s ski patrol team to ensure timely care to injuries of skiers and snowboarders of all ages. “We’re excited to work more closely with The Center to offer even better, more streamlined urgent care for our patients on the mountain,” said Scott Fleck, PA-C, SMGOR Urgent Care Department Chair. “We will now be able to assist readily for those in need of orthopedic care.”

The Mt. Bachelor Urgent Care Clinic operates similarly to SMGOR’s other Urgent Care locations offering treatment of minor illnesses, and injuries such as cuts, sprains, and fractures. The clinic will open on Friday, December 13th, and will be open every weekend Friday – Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and weekdays during the weeks of Christmas, New Year’s, Presidents’ Day, and Spring Break, March 23 – 27. 

“Supporting the Summit Medical Group Oregon urgent care providers at Mt. Bachelor will enhance the services available to our community and allow for added convenience for patients requiring orthopedic same-day or follow-up care,” said Christy McLeod, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer at The Center.

For further information about SMGOR, visit www.smgoregon.com.

About Summit Medical Group Oregon

Formed in 2018 through a strategic partnership between Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) and Summit Health Management, Summit Medical Group Oregon’s comprehensive care model includes Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic, the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group in Central Oregon, and Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Urology Associates, a specialty urological care clinic offering treatment of urinary tract disorders to the Central and Eastern Oregon communities. For more information, please visit www.smgoregon.com.

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