2014

News Archive (2014)

Novi, MI. (August 14, 2014)  The CORE Institute, a nationally acclaimed orthopedic group with facilities in Michigan, announced the addition of Dr. Erik B. Eller to its clinical team.  Dr. Eller is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction as well as fracture care. He will be practicing at The CORE Institute’s Novi facility.

“I’ve been impressed to watch The CORE institute become one of the most respected orthopedic groups in Michigan with its growing national reputation for excellence and innovation,” said Dr. Erik B. Eller.  “I’m thrilled to be invited to be part of The CORE Institute’s dynamic clinical team of best-in-class physicians and surgeons.”  

“We are excited Dr. Eller has become part of our provider footprint as we continue to expand here in Michigan,” said Dr. David Markel, Michigan Market President at The CORE Institute. “Dr. Eller brings additional expertise to our team.  He will help us provide complete orthopedic care to our patients-shoulders to toes.”  

Erik B. Eller, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction as well as fracture care.  

Dr. Eller received his fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery from Orthopedic Associates of Michigan, and completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.  He obtained his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he was recognized in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with the highest distinction. 

Dr. Eller is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He remains active in academics, contributing a number of presentations, book chapters and scientific papers. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eller, or any of The CORE Institute providers, please call 1.866.974.2673.

 

Arizona’s Largest Neurological Practice with Largest Orthopedic Practice Join Forces

Phoenix, Ariz. (August 6, 2014) Arizona’s largest and #1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute, announced it has signed agreements with providers of Arizona Neurological Institute, the largest comprehensive neurological practice in Arizona. This combines the largest orthopedic and neuroscience practices in Arizona effective October 1, 2014.

Details of the expanded relationship are still being finalized, but many Arizona Neurological Institute physicians and staff will be formally employed by The CORE Institute. The Arizona Neurological Institute currently has nine Phoenix area locations spread out between Sun City and Scottsdale, however it has not yet been decided if any of the locations may be merged with the twelve facilities The CORE Institute also has across the Valley.  

“We’re thrilled to employ the talented team at the Arizona Neurological Institute physicians and to expand and enhance the specialties that we can offer to our patients,” said David J. Jacofsky, MD, Chairman and CEO of The CORE Institute. “The CORE Institute is very proud to have grown into the largest orthopedic practice in Arizona and this relationship allows us to also become the largest comprehensive neuroscience practice providing accessible outpatient and inpatient neurological, physical and rehabilitative medicine services.”

“We view employment with The CORE Institute as an important opportunity for our patients, our physicians and our staff creating an excellent fit combining their orthopedic expertise with our neuroscience expertise,” said Atul Syal, MD, President of Arizona Neurological Institute. “The CORE Institute has earned an excellent reputation nationally as an innovative industry leader maximizing best practices to benefit its patients and we look forward to furthering that mission as the organization continues to grow in Arizona and nationally. We are excited about using The CORE Institute platform and infrastructure to continuously improve our quality and grow our services.  Musculoskeletal care, rehabilitation and the neurosciences are deeply intertwined and many conditions require the integrated approach of both specialties, making this a natural partnership.”

With the new relationship, The CORE Institute will now offer comprehensive orthopedic care, podiatric medicine, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, comprehensive spine care, rheumatology, neurology, neuropsychology, physical therapy, and infusion therapy. 

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute® delivers integrated, comprehensive orthopedic care, one patient at a time. The CORE Institute is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care.  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. The CORE Institute has locations in Arizona and Michigan, with clinics planned to open in other states, as well as overseas, in the near future. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives and is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and quality across health care organizations. 

About Arizona Neurological Institute

Arizona Neurological Institute (ANI) was founded in 1995, and is now the largest comprehensive neurological practice serving patients across the Valley. They provide accessible outpatient and inpatient neurological, physical and rehabilitative medicine. ANI is active in research and educational programs and integrates these programs in daily patient care to provide excellent and up to date neurological and medicine services. More information at: http://www.arizonaneurologicalinstitute.com/

BANNER CORE CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDICS EXPANDS TO FIFTH HOSPITAL, BANNER GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER

Banner Health Seeks Ranked #1 Orthopedic Group in Arizona to Expand Orthopedic Joint Venture

PHOENIX, AZ (June 2, 2014) -- Integration, collaboration and education are hallmarks of the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, a co-management partnership linking The CORE Institute and Banner Health. In February, the relationship between the two healthcare leaders was strengthened with the expansion of Banner CORE Center to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 

One of the state’s oldest and most well-regarded academic teaching hospitals, Banner Good Samaritan, has spent more than six decades teaching and training the doctors of tomorrow. The partnership with The CORE Institute enhances the hospital’s scope of orthopedic services, including expanded orthopedic residency and fellowship training programs and a more robust framework for orthopedic trauma care.  

“We’re building upon Banner Good Samaritan’s reputation as a provider of superior medical education and Level 1 trauma care by creating a more comprehensive program capable of managing even the most complex orthopedic cases,” said David Jacofsky, MD, Chairman and CEO of The CORE Institute.  “At Banner Good Samaritan, the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics model will focus on complete musculoskeletal health with sub-specialty programs for everything from spine, hand, and foot and ankle care, to sports medicine, joint replacement and trauma.” 

Expansion to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, which began with orthopedic trauma coverage in October followed by the launch of elective procedures in February, comes on the heels of the successful implementation of Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics at four other Banner Health facilities across metropolitan Phoenix: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Banner Estrella Medical Center in West Phoenix, and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. 

DeLyle Manwaring, Senior Vice President of Hospital Service Line Integration for The CORE Institute, highlights improved quality of care, better outcomes and enhanced patient experience as key benefits of the Banner CORE Center collaborative model. According to Manwaring, this manner of bringing together physicians and hospital leaders with a shared objective of improving patient care, outcomes and overall volume does not exist elsewhere in the Phoenix market. 

“We’re providing cutting-edge care via an innovative model based on the highest level of collaboration,” he said. “Other healthcare organizations across the country are watching what we’re doing, and they have expressed interest in replicating the model being implemented at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.” 

Being at the forefront of innovation, both in practice and principle, isn’t new to either The CORE Institute or Banner Health. The organizations’ willingness to innovate, push boundaries, explore all options, restructure when and where necessary, and settle for nothing less than the absolute best has earned much deserved distinction in their respective fields. Their collaboration sets a new standard for orthopedic care in Arizona and beyond.  

“Given the hospital’s scope of services and position as a teaching hospital, the co-management model for musculoskeletal health at Banner Good Samaritan requires some restructuring in both orthopedic care and education,” noted Jacofsky. “This will touch multiple aspects of the hospital, but the end result will solidify a reputation as a world-class teaching hospital.”  Patients often turn to the very hospitals in which physicians train.  

“Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has a long-standing reputation of being the place where the sickest patients from across the region come for care,” commented Steve Narang, MD, CEO of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. “This isn’t just a coincidence.” 

Indeed, Banner Good Samaritan’s position as a destination medical center is the well-deserved product of a commitment to medical excellence. Banner Good Samaritan invested more than $40 million last year alone in physician residency programs spanning 17 clinical specialties, including orthopedics. Jacofsky says the Banner CORE Center partnership will enhance orthopedic training by giving residents and orthopedic fellows greater access to highly trained specialty teams, including those dedicated to trauma care at the Good Samaritan facility. 

“Orthopedic trauma cases at Banner Good Samaritan have tripled in just the first 90 days of this venture,” noted Jacofsky. “Numbers don’t lie. There’s a reason more people are coming to this hospital.” 

Creating top-notch teaching programs attracts the best and brightest physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and others who are committed to delivering excellent care, conducting medical research and advancing the field of medicine. 

“Our partnership with The CORE Institute is an investment that will ultimately shape the entire service line and distinguish Banner Good Samaritan as a leader in orthopedics,” said Narang. “As such, we will continue to attract leading orthopedic specialists and, in turn, patients who want the best possible care.”   

The inevitable result of integrating clinical care teams, enhancing medical education, investing in the tools and technologies to deliver leading-edge care, and centering the entire orthopedic service line on evidence-based protocols is an unmatched, highly-coordinated care experience. 

While still in its infancy, the co-management model at Banner Good Samaritan has resulted in enhanced orthopedic education, expanded capabilities, an influx in physicians on staff and a new framework for educating patients. 

Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics treats injuries and disorders affecting the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. From total and partial joint replacements, to sports injuries, congenital conditions, arthritic and degenerative disorders, fractures and spine conditions, Banner CORE Center has the experience and expertise to treat virtually any orthopedic injury or ailment.  

About Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. The hospital, ranked one of Arizona’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and Emergency care including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner Good Samaritan is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 24 hospitals in seven states. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/GoodSam or Facebook.

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute® delivers integrated, comprehensive orthopedic care, one patient at a time. The CORE Institute is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care.   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.  The CORE Institute has locations in Arizona and Michigan, with clinics planned to open in other states, as well as overseas, in the near future.  The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives and is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and quality across health care organizations. 

Connect with The CORE Institute at www.thecoreinstitute.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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For more information contact

The CORE Institute: 

Allison Vasconcellos

The CORE Institute

623-474-3444

allison.vasconcellos@thecoreinstitute.com   

 

Banner Health:

Nicole Reither

Banner Health 

720-233-9898

Nicole.Reither@bannerhealth.com

Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics

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Sun Health will host a seminar on advancements in foot and ankle care as it pertains to arthritis and related conditions.

The session will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 5 at The Colonnade, Recreation Village, 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise.

Dr. Jeffrey McAlister, a foot and ankle surgeon from The CORE Institute, will highlight non-operative and advances in operative procedures for treating forefoot, midfoot and ankle arthritis, including total ankle replacements.

To register, call 623-455-5633 or visit www.sunhealth.org and click “Community Education” at the top of the page.

The Sun Health Community Education Series presents free ongoing health and wellness programs on a variety of health care, healthy living and personal and financial safety topics focused on seniors. Events occur several times each month at locations across the Northwest Valley and are presented as a community service. Events with fewer than 10 reservations are subject to cancellation.

Source: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/surprise/article_6e162996-e7fd-11e3-82d9-0019bb2963f4.html 

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