August 27, 2015

Holy Family Hospital Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Joshua Philbrick, MD

Holy Family Hospital is pleased to announce that Orthopedic Surgeon Joshua Philbrick, MD has joined the medical staff and Steward Health Care Network.

Dr. Philbrick, an orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in hand surgery, earned his medical degree at University of Toledo College of Medicine in Ohio, and then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Toledo Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Philbrick completed fellowship training in orthopedic hand surgery at Excelsior Orthopaedics in Amherst, NY.

A member of the American Medical Association, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, his special interests include total shoulder replacements, as well as treatment and surgery of the upper extremity.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Philbrick to our award-winning team of orthopedic surgeons,” said Holy Family Hospital President Joseph Roach. “Dr. Philbrick and his specialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery, including total shoulder replacements, will be an asset to our outstanding orthopedics program.”

Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, which earned The Joint Commission’s Disease Specific Gold Seal of Approval® Certification for Hip and Knee Surgeries seven years in a row (2009-2015), is nationally recognized by BlueCross and BlueShield of Massachusetts as a Blue Distinction Center® Plus for excellence in hip and knee replacements, and as a Blue Distinction Center® for excellence in spine surgery.

In 2015 Holy Family Hospital in Methuen earned the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, as well as the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ from Healthgrades, placing it in the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance.

“I am happy to be back home caring for the needs of the community,” said Dr. Philbrick, who was born in Nashua, NH and raised in Amherst, NH.

Dr. Philbrick begins seeing patients on September 1, 2015 at Essex Orthopaedics, 16 Pelham Road in Salem, NH where he has joined practice with Holy Family Hospital Orthopedic Surgeons Thomas Hoerner, MD, Tahsin Ergin, MD, Crawford Campbell, MD, Eric Arvidson, MD and Matthew Hawkins, MD.

“Essex Orthopaedics is delighted that Dr. Philbrick will be joining our team as a subspecialist in hand and upper extremity surgery,” said Thomas Hoerner, MD. “I am certain everyone blessed to come under his care will experience the high standard of care the region has come to expect from us.”

About Holy Family Hospital
Holy Family Hospital is a 383-bed acute-care hospital with two campuses, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill. Both locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Seacoast. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology, wound and hyperbaric care, behavioral medicine and maternity care. Both campuses are proud recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and have earned “A” Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group for their performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England, which combines over 3,0000 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care.
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