Pardee UNC Health Care and HOPCo Partnering to Create Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Specialty Center of Excellence


Hendersonville, NC (June 2, 2022) – Pardee UNC Health Care and Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo) have announced a partnership to transform the way musculoskeletal and neurosurgical care is delivered in western North Carolina.  Under this partnership, HOPCo will help manage the musculoskeletal services at Pardee and develop a state-of-the-art neurosurgical and musculoskeletal specialty care center within Pardee’s existing hospital space.  This will be the region’s first and only facility focused on these types of procedures.

Utilizing a phased approach while aligning physicians throughout the region, the program will focus first on developing a new spine and neurosurgical care platform. The new center will integrate Pardee’s existing orthopedic surgery program, resulting in a truly comprehensive approach to musculoskeletal and neurosurgical care. Throughout this period, HOPCo will bring experts from around the country to assist in the implementation and management of the center of excellence.

“We are truly excited to begin this initiative with our physician and HOPCo partners,” said Jay Kirby, President and CEO for Pardee UNC Health Care. “Pardee already delivers high-quality orthopedic care;  neurospine was logical next steps in being able to provide the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care for our community.”

The model, known as a “hospital within a hospital”, will include upgrades and improvements to be made to the current orthopedic unit at Pardee hospital, without the need for additional construction.  Patients will have access to the most modern surgical technology and a team of renowned specialists, all in one place.

“Historically, musculoskeletal care has been fragmented in western North Carolina with patients having to rely on multiple health systems for orthopedic and neurosurgical care,” said Jordan McInerney, Executive Vice President of Value-Based Care at HOPCo. “We could not be more excited to partner with Pardee to create the best-in-class orthopedic, spine and neurosurgical program that will become the preferred destination of care, both for physicians and patients throughout the region.”

About Pardee UNC Health Care

Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system that was founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. It is the first hospital in the Carolinas to be accredited with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2008) for quality health care standards.  We are licensed for 222 acute care beds and are the second-largest employer in Henderson County, with nearly 1,500 team members. We have several locations separate from our main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, four urgent care locations and six orthopedic clinics.

About Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo)

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo) is the national leader of integrated musculoskeletal value-based health outcomes management, practice management and health system service line management.  This includes comprehensive expertise across all MSK specialties, including orthopedics, spine, neurosurgery, hand, pain management, rehabilitation and neurology.  HOPCo’s integrated care, analytics, and facilities development and management platforms have proven to increase the quality of patient care while reliably reducing the total cost of care across the care continuum for practices, health systems and payors alike.  HOPCo’s affiliated payors, practices, and health systems successfully participate in highly efficient value-based contracting (bundled payments, chronic episodes of care initiatives, population health programs, and other advanced risk-based arrangements) utilizing HOPCo’s proprietary platforms, IT solutions, integrated analytics, and evidence-based comprehensive care pathways.  Visit to learn more.


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