Merger Announced Between The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania and Appalachian Orthopedic Center

The Orthopedic Institute of PA and Appalachian Orthopedic Center have announced plans to merge on the New Year. OIP welcomes Dr.’s Daniel Hely, James Oliverio, Michael Oplinger and PA-C Cori Davis to their team. They are excited to enter a new phase of providing the best care possible to all their patients, no matter where they are located. OIP remains committed to continually improve: care, service, and availability. The merger with AOC is a significant example of that commitment.

Camp Hill, PA, December 13, 2013 --( The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania and Appalachian Orthopedic Center have announced plans of their merger to be completed on January 1, 2014.

For more than 40 years, the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania has been dedicated to making health care simple. OIP has twenty board-certified orthopedic physicians, one board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management and eight physician assistants. They have offices in Camp Hill, Harrisburg, Hershey, Millersburg, and Fulton County.

The Appalachian Orthopedic Center, an independent practice, provides their patients with the latest treatment options for bone and joint and sports injuries using both surgical and non-surgical treatment methods. AOC’s physicians, Dr. Daniel Hely, Dr. James Oliverio, and Dr. Michael Oplinger and physician assistant Cori Davis have served the Carlisle area and Cumberland county since 1999. AOC believes in providing patients with a comprehensive and compassionate level of care for all their orthopedic needs.

Once the merger between the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania and Appalachian Orthopedic Center has been completed, the combined entity, which will continue to carry the name of the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania, will have twenty-four board certified orthopedic physicians, a pain management division, and nine physician assistants. This practice will represent one of the largest orthopedic physician groups in Central Pennsylvania. This merger will allow them to expand care to include offices in Sunbury and Lewisberry, providing care at eight convenient locations across Cumberland, Dauphin, Fulton, Northumberland, and York County.

The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania hopes to improve their ability to provide orthopedic care to our local population and to those in underserved areas of Central Pennsylvania. This regional approach should improve OIP’s ability to provide care ranging from preventive orthopedic care to the latest surgical techniques. Communication amongst the group’s specialists will be improved by using electronic medical record systems across all office locations.

The physicians at the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania will be providing emergency and elective care at the following sites:

• Harrisburg Hospital (Pinnacle Health)
• Community General Hospital (Pinnacle Health)
• Holy Spirit Hospital
• Carlisle Regional Medical Center
• Grandview Surgery Center
• Susquehanna Valley Surgery Center
• West Shore Surgery Center
• OSI Outpatient Surgery Center
• Fulton County Medical Center
• Sunbury Community Hospital

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Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania
Scott A Shelley