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Lovelace Medical Group agrees to acquire SCOR


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Lovelace Medical Group announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire Sportsmedicine Clinic Orthopaedics and Reconstruction (SCOR), Roswell’s largest private orthopedic practice.

This transaction solidifies a long-standing relationship between Lovelace Regional Hospital and SCOR, according to a press release from Lovelace Medical Group.

The closing date will be sometime in the near future.

SCOR orthopedic providers Earl Latimer, M.D., Zibin Zhao, M.D., and John Thomas, PA-C, will join orthopedic surgeon Frank Bryant, M.D. and more than 180 Lovelace Medical Group providers throughout the state of New Mexico.

“We look forward to joining Lovelace Medical Group, as we continue to provide a high level of care for the many orthopedic and sports medicine needs of our community,” said Latimer.

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“We are pleased to build upon our partnership with the well-respected orthopedic providers of SCOR,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO of Lovelace Health System.

SCOR will retain its name and be known as SCOR/Lovelace Medical Group, and will continue to provide sports medicine and orthopedic care.

Dr. John Cruickshank, CEO of Lovelace Medical Group, will lead the integration.

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