Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists build...

Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists building own hospital

There are 32 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Sep 8, 2009, titled Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists building own hospital. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists has broken ground on a $21 million specialty hospital that will neighbor the company's main office in York Township.

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Just a Thought

Brogue, PA

#1 Sep 8, 2009
Well, I MUST put in my "2cents" as they say.....I, personally, have had experience with Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists....1 doctor in particular and I would recommend them "100000%". I can not think of anywhere else that I would go. Due to my previous insurance, I was required to go to 2 other surgeons (for 2 different surgeries)and, altho they were good, NO ONE can compete with my doctor at O.S.S., and the staff there. My current insurance allows me to return to O.S.S., and I have.
I wish them all the best on this new, most needed, addition to their practice.
Get a job

Scranton, PA

#2 Sep 8, 2009
An orthopaedic hospital run by Wellspan doesn't stand a chance against one run by OSS.
Let Freedom Ring

Ypsilanti, MI

#4 Sep 8, 2009
ANY health place that is NOT run by Wellspan is a much better place to be treated.

John's Hopkins in Balt. isn't that far way and is the #2 hospital in the NATION!
What plan are you on

Union, NJ

#5 Sep 8, 2009
Let Freedom Ring wrote:
ANY health place that is NOT run by Wellspan is a much better place to be treated.
John's Hopkins in Balt. isn't that far way and is the #2 hospital in the NATION!
This is not in my plan. You must be a government employee with cushy insurance.
KIing of all Flacks

United States

#6 Sep 9, 2009
Sounds like the doctors are paying so much for their malpractice insurance that they can't afford to make a living...oh...wait...I guess that's not true -- they're building a $21,000,000.00 hospital. Boy, I guess our litigious society isn't really putting doctors out of work like they want you to believe.

Why are doctors in PA still getting welfare, then, in the form of subsidies for insurance? They're building $21,000,000 hospitals in York and driving BMWs. I guess they are really hurting.

Let's see more primary care facilities and assistance for basic health care, rather than spending all that money on many other doctors who clearly do not need the help, such as these guys.


#7 Sep 9, 2009
OSS needs some competition & although I'm not fond of Wellspan, at least it is competition for them. OSS is ok, but hardly great. Yes, Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore hospitals aren't very far away & are far more superior! And, don't forget the orthopedists in Hanover!!

United States

#8 Sep 9, 2009
After seeing the majestic over-budget lobby of the current OSS building, I wonder if the new building will have a roller coaster attraction?

I'll feel more comfortable with my health insurance costs when I see inordinately decorated lobbies and offices at these places.

Then there is the cattle call processing from automatons carrying oversized PDAs. Oh, and how about letting us see what we're signing, instead of asking us to blindly scribble on that tiny pad, hoping our signature isn't being forged onto a blank document.
Let Freedom Ring

Ypsilanti, MI

#9 Sep 9, 2009
What plan are you on wrote:
<quoted text> You must be a government employee with cushy insurance.
No I'm not a gov't. employee with cushy benefits, I just want to LIVE.
Rising cost

Tuscaloosa, AL

#10 Sep 9, 2009
The patients will be paying for it. The cost of medical care is already outrageous. It will cost us even more. A new office that recently opened in Camp Hill, now a hospital. The cost of health care will continue to rise and this is one of the reason's. Why not work together instead of against each other to make health care more affordable for everyone.

Hanover, PA

#11 Sep 9, 2009
Sorry but Hanover has the best Orthopaedic Doctors.I would rate them number 1 .
Quality of Care

Washington, DC

#12 Sep 9, 2009
OSS > Wellspan

United States

#13 Sep 9, 2009
York doesn't need a new hospital it needs competent surgeons. People leave rather than risk their lives in bad hands. This group covers the surgical errors of one another. If they culled their ranks of the bad apples they would not see so many patients fleeing York for good care.

York, PA

#14 Sep 9, 2009
OSS is an ab fab place to get help! i went in there and had only wonderful doctors and nurses helping me! any question was answered clearly and at length. good for them! now, if only my insurance would cover them, again. as with others, i have to go to Johns Hopkins for any surgery or specialty clinic, as i prefer not to go to Memorial Hospital for major problems.
Patient Advocate

Washington, DC

#15 Sep 9, 2009
No one disputes healthcare costs are out of control. I would, however, prefer to see physicians that "drive all those bmw's" make a living on their own buck instead of using tax-payer dollars non-profits use. I admire the OSS physicians for their willingness to put their money back into the community for top-notch and efficient patient care, as opposed to upgrading to Mercedes Benz! Thank you OSS.
tj2 york pa

York, PA

#16 Sep 9, 2009
I reccommend oss to anyone. Great doctors and staff.

Pennsville, NJ

#17 Sep 9, 2009
Wellspan orthopedics have trauma MD's who can treat you here in York! OSS MD's have to send you out of town for your care. Wellspan will now allow the community a CHOICE for their specialty needs. Kudos and best wishes to Wellspan!


#18 Sep 9, 2009
Try getting surgery at OSS and having postop complications. They have you seen postop at their Urgent Care Center by physician assistants who don't even wear gloves when examining infected wounds. They advertise Urgent Care for injuries (sprained ankles, fractures, sports-related) but they actually have postop patients with complications seen there! It is horrendous. At least their physical therapy is better since Drayer took it over!!


#19 Sep 9, 2009
oss is great if u have 2or 3 hours to wait for each appt. which is how long i waited for my 20 appts. before and after my surgery, i was not happy with how my post care was at all, the first 2 months after my surgery not once was my wound cleaned and it did not heal, i finally went to my family dr, who recommended neosporin and some air to it, which i was told from my oss dr. not to do, did it heal in about 4 days, on the other hand i was very happy with the therapy down stairs it was a totally different atmosphere, and the therapists were all great!!! good luck to anyone getting surgery in the near future.
thank you WellSpan

Gadsden, AL

#20 Sep 9, 2009
With any surgery there are risks- if something happens during or following surgery and additional care is needed- one would feel very lucky to be at WellSpan versus only having speciality doctor available at the site. WellSpan provides care to the community in many ways- so when we talk about looking out for our community and what is needed, an ortho speciality provider building their own hospital is not about community it's about profit. WellSpan has a great new ortho practice with awesome specialists by the way.

Camp Hill, PA

#21 Sep 9, 2009
What wasn't reported was that Wellspan wanted to have tests run before even seeing a doctor! OSS felt that was an unfair practice and refused to be a part of it! I have seen Dr Gilhool for a while and feel he and his staff are very caring and take a true interest in their patients emotional and physical being. During one visit, one of his assistant's saw my blood pressure was very high and and notified Dr Gilhool. They refused to let me go and after seeing my pressure was going up and saw signs of my needing immediate emergency care. They called an ambulance and literally saved my life! Most places would not have been as observant and would have left me leave. They did not even with my objecting and saying I was ok to drive home. Thank goodness they took the time and care to not let me leave! I was having a heart attack...they saved my life. While they opt to keep healthcare costs down, Wellspan prefers to make a larger profit than they are getting now. I support OSS!

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