Bristol, PA–James Robert Frederick, MD, was named interim site medical director of
Emergency Services at Lower Bucks Hospital, effective July 1, the hospital
Dr. Frederick earned his medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College,
did his internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA, and completed
his emergency medicine residency training at Drexel University College
Dr. Frederick assumes the leadership position at Lower Bucks Hospital as
part of a partnership between Lower Bucks Hospital and Legacy Physician
Partners, the hospital’s strategic partners for Emergency Services.
“We look forward to working with Dr. Frederick as a leader for our
Emergency Department. His focus on EMS outreach and ED operations will
be an excellent asset to our hospital,” said Lower Bucks Hospital
CEO Kelly M. Lorah.
Lower Bucks Hospital’s Emergency Department sees, on average, 26,000
unique visits per year and is known to the residents of Bristol and surrounding
area for high-quality, compassionate care.
The 150-bed acute care facility is renowned for its cardiology expertise,
cancer treatment, surgery, orthopaedics and sports medicine, as well as
ground breaking heart care. Most recently it has been recognized by the
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the quality
of its stroke care.
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to lead the Emergency
Department team at Lower Bucks Hospital. I believe we can create positive
change in the Bristol community by delivering compassionate, patient-centered
medical care,” said Dr. Frederick.
Dr. Frederick succeeds Julie Goldrich, MD, who is relocating with her family
“We want to thank Dr. Goldrich for leading and serving the organization
as our site Medical Director since 2017,” said Chris Kelly, chairman
and CEO of Legacy Physician Partners. “We look forward to working
with and supporting Dr. Frederick and the exceptional team of physicians
and advanced practitioners to help our partners achieve high-quality,
patient-centered solutions for the efficient operation of their Emergency
About Lower Bucks Hospital
Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, Lower Bucks Hospital was founded
by a community grassroots movement in 1954. LBH is known for an outstanding
medical staff, skilled and compassionate nurses, the very latest in advanced
technology, and a state-of-the-art, beautifully wooded 36-acre medical
campus. The hospital has more than 400 physicians and over 1,400 employees
and volunteers ready to help when you most need help. The first cardiac
catheterization in Bucks County was performed at the hospital. From our
sophisticated MRI Center, to comprehensive emergency medicine, Lower Bucks
Hospital delivers “a lifetime of caring” to our neighbors
in Lower Bucks. For more information, visit
About Legacy Physician Partners
Legacy Physician Partners is a leading provider of outsourced management
and operational solutions for hospital emergency departments. Our differentiated
business model focuses on the success of our partner hospitals and provides
physicians and other providers with a high-quality working environment.