The CORE Institute Makes First Out-of-Arizona Expansion Into Michigan

News Archive (2013)

The CORE Institute Makes First Out-of-Arizona Expansion Into Michigan

Dr David Jacofsky and The CORE Institute Expand to MichiganPhoenix, Ariz. (March 1, 2013) – Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute announced its first expansion outside of Arizona by partnering with the world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Porretta Center for Orthopaedic Surgery based in the greater Detroit, Michigan area with facilities in Novi and Southfield.  The practice will be renamed The CORE Institute at Porretta.

“This partnership marks the first of many opportunities for The CORE Institute to expand and implement our Excellence through Evidence® platform across the nation. We believe that Porretta Center for Orthopaedic Surgery and its talented team of physicians are the perfect partners as The CORE Institute continues to grow,” said Chairman and CEO David Jacofsky, MD.

“Partnering with The CORE Institute will directly benefit our patients and help Porretta grow,” said Dr. David Markel, of Porretta Center for Orthopaedic Surgery.  “The CORE Institute achieved their mission of bringing a new standard of excellence to surgical care in Arizona, and we are excited to expand the same in Michigan. That means, higher patient satisfaction, greater standardization using evidence-based best practices, better clinical quality, and more efficient performance will now contribute to The CORE Institute at Porretta success.” 

The decision to expand outside of Arizona marks a major milestone for the eight-year-old company.  Since The CORE Institute’s inception in 2005, it has expanded in Arizona from four providers to over 85, over 350 employees and 12 locations. Its growth has been built on a platform of evidence-based medicine and meticulous outcomes tracking managed by a proprietary IT platform.  The CORE Institute has cared for hundreds of thousands of patients, from all 50 states and eight countries.

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute®, began practicing in 2005 to deliver comprehensive orthopedic care, one patient at a time. Its fellowship-trained physicians provide specialized care in the areas of surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture management, orthopedic traumatology, hand and wrist procedures, complex articular cartilage restoration, musculoskeletal oncology, foot and ankle reconstruction, physical medicine and rehabilitation, comprehensive spine care and pain management. Dedicated to providing technologically advanced surgical techniques and rehabilitation, The CORE Institute provides state-of-the-art research labs, surgical spine center, less-invasive surgery, on-site MRI and physical therapy.  The CORE Institute has 12 locations in Arizona and two locations Michigan.

About The Porretta Center

The Porretta Center for Orthopaedic Surgery is a team of board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeons dedicated to providing excellent care for a wide range of orthopedic problems. The practice is one of the first Orthopaedic practices of Providence Hospital, established in 1959 by Dr. Charles Porretta. The Porretta Center for Orthopaedic Surgery prides itself on the ability to provide both general orthopedic surgical care, as well as treatment of complex musculoskeletal conditions, orthopedic diseases, and sports medicine through advanced subspecialty training and surgical expertise. As key faculty members of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the Detroit Medical Center/Providence Hospital site, the surgeons at the Porretta Center remain active academically and are committed to supporting orthopedic research and scholarly activity.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Allison Vasconcellos, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
The CORE Institute
(623) 474-3444


Josh Weiss, President
10 to 1 Public Relations
(480) 789-0743

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