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.
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For more information about the merger, go online at www.advancedorthook.com.
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