BUCKHORN – Geisinger is set to construct what they say will be a new world-class orthopaedic center in Columbia County, which they say will create space at Geisinger Danville for private patient rooms there.
Geisinger announced plans for The Orthopaedic Center Pennsylvania, a new multi-floor, free-standing orthopaedic care facility. Geisinger says this will be its largest facilities investment for 2021 – $180 million. The new facility will be located off Mall Boulevard near the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn.
They say this is part of a multi-year effort to convert all inpatient units to private rooms. The new facility will also create room for Geisinger Woodbine and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital so new and existing programs can grow within the hospitals and outpatient specialty centers.
Construction on the multi-floor facility is scheduled to being in early 2022 with anticipated completion in 2024.
They say the facility will have specialized operating rooms and a dedicated inpatient unit focused on recovery and mobility after surgery. Additionally, they say, an on-site outpatient clinic will focus on wellness, injury prevention and bone, joint and muscle health. Also planned are an imaging center and pharmacy, as well as outpatient rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy services.
The project is Geisinger’s latest investment in the Buckhorn area. The health system is also establishing a comprehensive primary care facility at its former Buckhorn Office Building, across Mall Boulevard from the future site of the orthopaedic facility. The primary care project will bring primary care services, a Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center, a ConvenientCare walk-in clinic, laboratory testing, imaging and a Geisinger Pharmacy to the region in early 2022.