Transforming lives through exceptional orthopedic care.
To be the absolute, preferred one to trust to restore physical function and alleviate pain inspiring and propelling individuals to achieve their goals, enjoy their pursuits, and maximize their potential.
Values You Can Trust
At Orthopedic Institute, we work to live out our values every day in the care we give each patient. Our team embodies our values and shapes our values, and we are proud of the excellent culture of patient care we provide through these Core Values:
Excellence is our goal in everything we do. From the team members we hire to the individual treatment options we offer each patient, excellence is the benchmark of our success. In order to be excellent, you will discover that for our team members, working at OI and working with patients is more than a job – it’s a calling and a mission.
Congratulations to Sue Larsen (Phone Bank). She received the 2020, 1st quarter, Excellence Award.
“Throughout the years that she has been here, she continues to exhibit a high work ethic and determination to be the best employee she can be. Every day, she ensures the physicians and patients are taken care of above and beyond. She comes to work each day with the intention of doing her best, no matter the situation. She is kind and compassionate to those around her and those she serves over the phone lines.
Her warmth and care for the patients who call in seeking care exemplifies the excellence we all strive for in our work at Orthopedic Institute.”
Great care for each patient requires a team approach, so the staff at Orthopedic Institute work to function as a cohesive team every day. Unlike other health care practices, we don’t view the patient as an outsider – at Orthopedic Institute, each patient is considered a vital part of our team. Together, our patients, staff, and doctors work to discover the best treatment and recovery plan.
Congratulations to Chad Scott (Physician Assistant). He received the 2020, 1st quarter, Teamwork Award.
“With his physician counterpart off in the Senate, Chad has handled busy independent clinics seamlessly, filled in to cover other physicians lacking coverage, comes in on Saturdays to accommodate Dr. Curd’s schedule, and consistently gives his all to his patients. He has had many positive comments in patient surveys. He is kind and personable, ensuring our patient’s needs are met even when his surgeon is away.
Chad is always willing to help out wherever needed and his positive attitude, hard work, and excellent care for patients is inspiring to everyone around him.”
We have a simple belief at Orthopedic Institute – we treat people as we want to be treated. Our team is trained to live out this principle, “you’re more than just a number here.” We empower our staff to take the time to slow down, listen, ask questions, encourage each patient, and genuinely understand their pain, injury, and concerns. Compassion is not just a word for us – it’s a call to slow down and work with each patient on their unique treatment plan.
Congratulations to Patty Jones (Registration). She received the 2020, 1st quarter, Compassion Award.
“Patty is nothing short of exceptional when it comes to patient care. She takes her time with every patient and makes them feel as if they are the only patient for the day. The examples below are just a few of the examples of how she goes above and beyond for her team and patients. I have never received so many compliments for one person in a short time and I have no doubt it will continue as her passion is genuine.”
At Orthopedic Institute, we believe in being both FIRST and BEST. We have pioneered numerous procedures and practices in this region including hip arthroscopy procedures, anterior hip replacements, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and several pain procedures as well offering orthopedic walk-in clinics.
We have a long history of being first in the region to offer treatment innovations. But we also believe in being the BEST. We will never offer a new innovation unless we know it is in the best interest of the patient.
Congratulations to Danika Adams (Informatics Coordinator). She received the 2020, 1st quarter, Innovation Award.
“As the coronavirus situation has impacted our practice and we have been forced to adapt and evolve, Danika has stepped up to help us implement Telemedicine care for our patients so we can continue to meet their needs in this new environment. In the short time that she has been in her new role, she has been impactful in helping the organization improve processes and efficiencies for staff and patients alike.
She was instrumental in getting OI Connect up and running bringing us all up to speed on what is going on across the organization. She has contributed to multiple committees including the technology, marketing, forms, OI Cares among other committees helping us work smarter and better use technology to provide superior service to our patients.”
More than just treating injuries or helping our patients recover, Orthopedic Institute believes in a health and wellness lifestyle that empowers our staff and patients to live full, active lives. That’s why we partner in the community to promote wellness events and offer sports performance training to professional athletes and “weekend warrior” moms, dads, and youth. We also actively support organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation that are working to create better, fuller lives for all people.
Congratulations to Colleen Shabram (Executive Assistant). She received the 2020, 1st quarter, Wellness Award.
“It doesn’t matter what day it is, Colleen is very conscious about her well-being and taking care of herself through exercise. She comments on how this helps her most physically and mentally. This is evident by her positive attitude when she comes to work. Since she has other commitments that she needs to address in the morning, she will get up at 2:30am to ensure she has time to get her work out in. I admire Colleen for her dedication and commitment in everything she does.”