Emory Saint Joseph's to establish Orthopaedic Joint and Spine Center

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | June 4, 2014

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Consistently recognized as one of the premier orthopaedic programs in the nation, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is announcing the establishment of a dedicated Orthopaedic Joint and Spine Center.

Once completed, Emory Saint Joseph's will extend its offering of highly coordinated orthopaedic joint and spine procedures into a single, dedicated facility. The project will facilitate renovations within other areas of the hospital in order to better accommodate other surgical and medical specialties.

"The Orthopaedic Joint and Spine Center is yet another progressive step of our nationally recognized program," said Paul Scheinberg, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Emory Saint Joseph's. Over the past several years, joint replacement surgeries have significantly grown across the nation, and Emory Saint Joseph's was recently recognized as a top 25 hospital in the U.S. by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "Having the benefit of all our orthopaedic services in one location is well-timed to meet the increasing demand and expectations of our community," added Scheinberg.

"We have always been focused on achieving successful outcomes and quick recoveries for every patient, and the establishment of the Orthopaedic Joint and Spine Center will provide physicians with the opportunity to share innovative approaches and best practices, but above all, provide patients with the best care possible," said Kenneth J. Kress, M.D. of Resurgens Orthopaedics. One of the largest and most successful orthopaedic practices in the country, Resurgens was founded in 1986 by John C. Garrett, M.D. and moved to Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in 1991. Since that time, Resurgens has contributed to the significant expansion of orthopaedics at the hospital by providing innovative care using advanced techniques and multidisciplinary collaboration