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Lower Bucks Hospital’s Community Health Center Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

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Lower Bucks Hospital’s Community Health Center Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications | PA Region

Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Suburban Community Hospital, and Lower Bucks Hospital

T: (215) 785-9817

Lower Bucks Hospital’s Community Health Center Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Commitment to excellent service, patient satisfaction, and community

Bristol, PA (August 5, 2020) – Lower Bucks Hospital Community Health Center is celebrating its first anniversary this summer.

Since the Community Health Center opened for business in August 2019, the center has served over 1,500 patients with fast, convenient and affordable care for non-life-threatening medical emergencies and routine health needs. Experienced clinicians can promptly treat injuries, such as sprains, infections, and illnesses. Other services include in-house lab tests and x-rays, sports and school physicals, vaccinations, DOT, and travel medicine. The Community Health Center accepts most insurance plans and self-payment.

The Community Health Center is a model of service and education for the Lower Bucks Hospital residents. The center accepts one to two new residents monthly each year to begin their out-patient family medicine trainings and provides care to a diverse patient population with a wide range of ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Community Health Center has been praised by patients for its compassionate medical staff and residents, clean, inviting facility, lower copays, efficient service and walk-in accessibility. Center statistics for the past year show that the average patient spent a total of 46 minutes per visit, including 11 minutes of wait time. The Community Health Center currently has restricted hours due to COVID-19, but normally is open five-days-a-week with one Saturday a month.

“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished in the Community Health Center over the past year,” says Christopher Belletieri, D.O., medical director of the Community Health Center and Program Director of the Family Residency at Lower Bucks Hospital. “With our open scheduling, increased scope of care, and strong relationship with the specialists, we have been able to provide a service that improves access and convenience for our patients and the community.”

Dr. Belletieri, a 25-year resident of Bucks County, added, “With the health centers wide range of medical services and capabilities in-house, the residents can treat everything from colds and flu to lacerations and other minor injuries.”

“We’re very pleased with how well the Community Health Center has been received by area residents in our first year,” said André Posner, D.O. family medicine physician of the Community Health Center at Lower Bucks Hospital. “The entire Community Health Center team has worked hard to deliver excellent medical care and a great customer experience at affordable prices. Based on patients’ consistently positive feedback, we believe we’re setting a new standard in health centers and becoming a first-line health resource for Bucks County.”

Dr. Posner has been practicing family medicine in the Pennsylvania area for over 23 years. He is recognized for his passion for providing the highest level of medical care and service to the Bucks County community.

Dr. Ronak Bhimani, CMO, M.D of Lower Bucks Hospital, said patients value being able to walk in without an appointment, spend less time waiting to be seen and pay lower fees vs. a trip to the emergency room. “Best of all, the residents can practice medicine the way they want – spending more time with patients. They definitely appreciate their time with the physician and never feel rushed.”

Dr. Posner, Dr. Belletieri, and other clinicians also update patients’ primary care offices on treatment received at the Community Health Center and refer them to medical specialists if needed. A board-certified physician is on-site at the health center five-days-a-week and one Saturday a month.

For more information, please visit https://www.lowerbuckshosp.com/our-services/community-health-center/ or call 215-785-9677.

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About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital serving the Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the hospital was built by the local community as part of a grassroots movement in 1954. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 650 employees. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 46 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.