Orthopedic and sports medicine giants CSO, EOOC join forces to form Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma

Orthopedic and sports medicine giants CSO, EOOC join forces to form Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma

advancedorthopedics-horiz-logo-colorTULSA — Two giants of orthopedic and sports medicine have joined forces.

Central States Orthopedics (CSO) and Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center (EOOC) recently merged to form Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma, which combines the strengths of both organizations to better serve patients in the Tulsa and surrounding communities.

“We believe an affiliation of our practices strengthens the opportunities for growth through the development and enhancement of services, while improving the overall patient experience,” said David Long, COO of Advanced Orthopedics.

The larger group is now comprised of 29 physicians whose collective goal is to continue to provide superior patient care and service.

Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma differs from most groups of its kind which are typically affiliated with a hospital system, often resulting in less autonomy in patient care.

By preserving the independence of the group, the organization can focus on a patient-centered approach and the doctor-patient relationship.

“Together, we offer the most comprehensive musculoskeletal care in Northeast Oklahoma,” said Jeff Smith, CFO of Advanced Orthopedics.

Both CSO and EOOC were renowned for their expert surgical teams and superior rehabilitation care and facilities, making them co-favorites among athletes of all ages returning from sports injuries. Both also had long-standing partnerships with local school districts to provide sideline coverage at athletic events, such as athletic trainers and orthopedists on the sideline of high school football games.

More than fifteen years ago, physicians from both CSO and EOOC partnered with other local specialists to form Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, which has been nationally recognized as a leader in the delivery of quality, personalized health care. Oklahoma Surgical Hospital is the only hospital in Tulsa (and one of the only 102 hospitals in the nation) to receive a 5-Star rating from Medicare.

OSH has been ranked by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, along with receiving 5-star ratings for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Spinal Fusion Surgery. CareChex, a division of Quartos, Inc., ranks Oklahoma Surgical Hospital in the top one percent in the nation (and No. 1 in Oklahoma) for Major Orthopedic Surgery.

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital is also ranked second the nation for the lowest readmission rate following hip and knee surgery by Medicare.

The goal of the affiliation of CSO and EOOC is much the same as their efforts with Oklahoma Surgical Hospital: to create and maintain a quality and cost-effective approach to orthopedic care combined with a personalized approach to the health care experience.

Patients will notice little difference, with phone numbers and locations remaining the same until a full integration which is expected to occur over the next two years.

EOOC has been a sponsor of The Franchise columnist John E. Hoover’s web page.

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Columnist John E. Hoover is co-host of “Further Review with Hoover & Rew” and can be heard on The Franchise Tulsa from noon to 3 p.m. every weekday with co-host Lauren Rew and most mornings on The Franchise in Oklahoma City. Listen on fm107.9, am1270 on the 107.7 Franchise app, or click the “Listen” tab on The Franchise home page.


Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he's now co-host of "Further Review" on The Franchise Tulsa (weekdays 12-3, fm107.9/am1270) . In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. Hoover also covered Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and the NFL as a beat writer. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist. As a columnist, Hoover won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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