Orthopedic Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

 

Congratulations to our imaging team at  Orthopedic Institute.   They have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Orthopedic Institute/ D1 Groundbreaking

Announcing (weather permitting this time),  the groundbreaking of our new D1 Sports training facility! Along with our other partners, we will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

Location: NW corner of 69th and Southeastern.

AGENDA
Welcome………………………………………………………………Tom Simmons, Master of Ceremonies
Past Chairman
Board of Directors, Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Remarks:
Council Member Southeast District
City of Sioux Falls………………………………………………………………………..Honorable Rick Kiley

Treasurer
Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce……………………………………………………….Tyler Haahr

Senior Principal
Legacy Development and Consulting Co………………………………………………………Norm Drake

CEO
GreatLife……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Tom Walsh

Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist
Orthopedic Institute
OI-D1 Sports Training of Sioux Falls, LLC……………………………..Keith Baumgarten, M.D.

CEO
Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital (Midwest Family Care)………………………….Blake Curd, MD.

CEO/President
Sioux Falls Storm……………………………………………………………………………………..Todd Tryon

The Groundbreaking

Closing Comments—Tom Simmons

June 3 Is World Clubfoot Day

Ponseti International Association (PIA) has designated June 3rd as World Clubfoot Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the birthdate of Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, (1914-2009) the developer of the Ponseti Method to treat clubfoot.

The goal of World Clubfoot Day is to raise awareness about clubfoot disability and its prevention using the Ponseti Method, a non-surgical treatment that includes gentle manipulation of the feet followed by the application of plaster casts and temporary bracing.

Dr. Jose Morcuende, CEO and Medical Director of Ponseti International, says this day is an important step in furthering global awareness that clubfoot is a treatable deformity. “By designating June 3 as World Clubfoot Day, not only do we celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Ponseti, but we help further his belief that every child born with clubfoot is entitled to treatment using this low-cost, non-surgical approach.”

Clubfoot is the most common musculoskeletal birth deformity, affecting 200,000 newborn children each year, 80 percent in developing countries. There are also hundreds of thousands of children and young adults who are living with this debilitating condition worldwide. The Ponseti Method is nearly 100 percent effective when properly applied by a trained health care provider and is considered the “gold standard” treatment, leading to a normal, productive life.

PIA is the global leader in training and educating healthcare providers on the treatment of congenital clubfoot.

Dr. Walter Carlson belongs to the Ponseti International Association and uses this method to treat children with clubfoot.

Orthopedic Institute Clinic Is Now Open At Dakota Dunes

Orthopedic Institute is pleased to announce the opening of a new Orthopedic Institute clinic at Dakota Dunes. The clinic is located at 317 Dakota Dunes Blvd, Suite G and will offer specialty orthopedic and general orthopedic services.The clinic is now open.

“We are excited to offer specialized orthopedic services to the Siouxland region,” said Eric S. Watson, M.D., current President of Orthopedic Institute and one of the three physicians who will be traveling to Dakota Dunes.

Three physicians with Orthopedic Institute will travel to Dakota Dunes to care for patients in the Siouxland region.

  • Dr. Michael Adler is fellowship trained in total joints and has a special interest in anterior (from the front) hip replacement surgery. Dr. Adler is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and will see patients at Dakota Dunes every other Tuesday.
  • Dr. David Jones, Jr. graduated from Mayo Medical School and specializes in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder care. He will see patients at Dakota Dunes every other Monday.
  • Dr. Eric Watson specializes in foot, ankle and knee problems. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and received his fellowship training in foot & ankle surgery from GIKK in Omaha. Dr. Watson will see patients at Dakota Dunes one Thursday a month.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Adler, Jones or Watson, please call 1-888-331-5890.

Orthopedic Institute Veterans Taking Care of Veterans

Lisa TidemannAt Orthopedic Institute, we are proud of all of our employees, but we are especially proud and grateful this month for our employees who also serve in the military. Learn more about our Front Office Manager, Lisa Tidemann:

Lisa has been in the Air National Guard for over 26 years. She enlisted when she was 19 years old and is now an officer. Her career fields include Administration, Personnel, Intelligence and she is currently a Logistics Readiness Officer. She has been deployed overseas three times, for a total of 10 months.

OI has had the privilege of having Lisa as an Athletic Trainer, and she has been on the sidelines taking care of high school athletes since 2002.  She is now our Front Office Manager and still provides athletic training coverage as needed.

Thank you for your service, Lisa, from Orthopedic Institute.