Laconia, N.H.-based Concord Orthopaedics and Concord Hospital Laconia plan to permanently dissolve their partnership at the end of September, according to an Aug. 25 report from The Laconia Daily Sun.
Concord Orthopaedics plans to open a permanent clinic location in the area while Concord Hospital plans to relaunch an in-house orthopedic program.
The partnership began in May 2021 and was set to last two years. Concord Hospital has already hired two surgeons for its in-house orthopedic program, which will launch Oct. 1. It hopes to eventually have four surgeons on staff.
Concord Orthopaedics will temporarily move to the site of a new urgent care center as it awaits construction on its new, permanent location.
Concord Hospital sees this change as part of a larger trajectory in which it plans to rehabilitate the number of services offered in house, according to the report.
"Concord Hospital, the administration came to the rescue of the hospital that had gone into bankruptcy and turned to us as their partner to help them in a time of need," Jeffrey Wiley, MD, president of Concord Orthopaedics, told the Daily Sun. "We were really happy to be able to do that. We all think that the patients in the Lakes Region have been great to care for and the staff that we worked with at Laconia hospital have been great and, just as time has passed over the last couple years, things evolve. Differing visions have occurred over time."
Editor's note: This article was updated Oct. 26 at 9:52 a.m. CT.