US-based health and wellness organisation Geisinger has unveiled plans to build a multi-storey orthopaedic care facility ‘The Orthopaedic Center Pennsylvania’ with an investment of $180m.

The company’s latest move is part of its commitment to provide orthopaedic care to the residents of Pennsylvania.

The Orthopaedic Center Pennsylvania will be located off Mall Boulevard near the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn area.

It will have specialised operating rooms, a dedicated inpatient unit to focus on the recovery and mobility of the patient after undergoing a surgery.

Additionally, the facility will feature an outpatient clinic that will focus on bone, joint, and muscle health.

An imaging centre, outpatient rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy services are also planned at the facility.

Construction works at the site are expected to begin next year, with completion anticipated in 2024.

Once completed, The Orthopaedic Center Pennsylvania will have the capacity to serve patients from central and north-eastern Pennsylvania as well as other areas.

It is expected to create additional space in Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Woodbine and Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, as all the orthopaedic surgeries will be performed at The Orthopaedic Center Pennsylvania.

In addition to the new health care facility, Geisinger is set to establish a primary care facility at its former Buckhorn Office Building.

Geisinger executive vice-president and chief operating officer Matt Walsh said: “As it’s aptly named, The Orthopaedic Center Pennsylvania will extend its services to patients across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

“This is Geisinger’s largest facilities investment for 2021, and one we’re thrilled to make, furthering our commitment to not only make better health easier for the communities we currently serve but also to extend these services to our neighbours throughout the state.”