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Lower Bucks Hospital Announces Interim Site Medical Director for Emergency Services

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Lower Bucks Hospital Announces Interim Site Medical Director for Emergency Services

Bristol, PA–James Robert Frederick, MD, was named interim site medical director of Emergency Services at Lower Bucks Hospital, effective July 1, the hospital announced today.

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 of Medicine.

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 to Maryland.

“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 Department.”

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.