2015

News Archive (2015)

The CORE Institute Holding Job Fair Thursday March 26 to Fill Contact Center Positions

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Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute powered by Excellence Headquarters, is holding a job fair on Thursday, March 26,2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to fill open position in the Contact Center.  The job fair will be held at The CORE Institute’s headquarters facility at 18444 N. 25th Ave., Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ 85023. No advance registration is required.  Job seekers are required to bring resumes and should be prepared for on-site interviews. Applicants are encouraged to dress for success. 

Among the full-time positions to be filled for the Contact Center include Patient Care Coordinators for various shifts. A Patient Care Coordinator is responsible for answering incoming calls from patients/customers to schedule appointments, answer questions, handle concerns, troubleshoot problems and provide information. Experience requirements are a minimum of one year contact center or phone customer service experience, with one year medical scheduling background preferred.  

The CORE Institute offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, life, long-term disability, short-term disability, 401k matching, paid holidays, and paid time off.  The CORE Institute team is dedicated to making the lives of others better by practicing exceptional patient care. Job seekers who wish to be part of a dedicated, dynamic healthcare team in a challenging, rewarding environment will find The CORE Institute the perfect place to grow their career. 

The CORE Institute has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Valley by Phoenix Business Journal four years and running, and has been ranked #1 Orthopedic Group by Ranking Arizona for the last three years.

A listing of the all current openings and job descriptions can be viewed at www.jobs.thecoreinstitute.com.  

The CORE Institute, Surgical Care Affiliates and Local Physicians Partner to Open The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital

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Phoenix, Ariz. (March 9, 2015) The CORE Institute, an integrated orthopedic and neurology practice with locations in Arizona and Michigan, announced that they have partnered with Surgical Care Affiliates (“SCA”, NASDAQ: SCAI), a prominent surgical solutions and specialty surgical services provider, and six local independent physicians1 to open The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital will be staffed with the Valley’s top orthopedic surgeons specializing in hip and knee replacement, spine, pain management, podiatry and other orthopedic surgical specialties. The CORE Institute’s partnership with SCA will create a national model of specialty centers for the future by tapping core strengths and competencies of both companies to enhance the quality of patient care, improve accountable care models, and reduce costs to consumers. 

Through its hospital alignment strategies, The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital (formerly Specialty Hospital of Phoenix), will offer evidence-based approaches to medical care and integrated orthopedic service lines to improve the experience for patients in the local community. As consumers, employers and third party payers look for higher value options in the delivery of surgical services, The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital will offer a unique setting for patients to receive high-end, specialty specific, quality care - validated through The CORE Institute’s well-proven improved surgical outcomes. The CORE Institute’s partnership with SCA will include future local and national expansion. 

“The CORE Institute is pleased to join forces with SCA to continue to transform the delivery of healthcare”, said Chairman and CEO David J. Jacofsky, MD. “Both organizations have outcomes with data that speaks for itself and through this strategic partnership, we are able to expand our standardized care approach, proprietary quality and IT platforms, and replicate these proven outcomes nationally.” The CORE Institute will deploy proven pathways and protocols, create efficiencies in an inpatient setting, and provide optimal patient outcomes all while focusing on a specialty patient-centered approach. 

"The CORE Institute has built a national reputation for performing routine and complex orthopedic surgeries, while providing excellent patient care and clinical outcomes," said Goran Dragolovic, Senior Vice President of Operations at SCA. "With their experience and expertise in co-management with Banner Health and St. John Providence Health Systems, The CORE Institute is the ideal partner to support SCA in furthering our mission to improve healthcare and achieve our shared goal of establishing a system of accountable care, where quality outcomes drive reimbursement." 

Eric Tomlon will serve as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the hospital. Currently, Eric serves as Chief Operating Officer of The CORE Institute’s National Hospital and Service Line Management Division. He brings 20 years of experience in health administration, including twelve years of hospital administration in for-profit, not-for-profit, Catholic, university, pediatric, independent and large health systems. “The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital will be a place where patients, physicians and employees can expect the very best in top tier, orthopedic services,” commented Mr. Tomlon. “The community will benefit tremendously from this partnership between The CORE Institute, SCA and local physicians, and the incredible patient care our physicians and employees will proudly deliver.”

The hospital is currently open operating under its new governance and ownership. One of the first objectives for hospital to achieve in 2015 will be a new master facility plan and upgrade. Please look forward to a new look and improved patient experiences! For more information on how to schedule surgery or to learn more about the physicians that work at The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital, please call 602.795.6020. 

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute® delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological 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. 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 patient care across healthcare organizations.

The CORE Institute's 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, pain management, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, headache and facial pain, neuromuscular medicine, spine and peripheral nerve disease, clinical neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, and general neurology care.

About Surgical Care Affiliates

An industry leader, SCA partners with physicians, health systems and payers to develop and implement surgery strategies across the country. As of September 30, 2014, SCA operated 182 surgical facilities - including ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals and eleven sleep centers - in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and in affiliation with 41 health systems across the country. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities - clinically, operationally and financially. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

1Dr. Chris Yeung, Dr. Steve Kassman, Dr. Justin Field, Dr. Ed Dohring, Dr. Charles Creasman, Dr. Jonathan Landsman

The CORE Institute Looking to Hire 15 Orthopedic Surgeons for New Tucson Clinics and Market

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Phoenix, Ariz. (February 26, 2014) With its upcoming expansion into Tucson, Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute, announced it was seeking 15 highly qualified Board Eligible/Board Certified orthopedic surgeons to be part of its dynamic team dedicated to delivering the best in musculoskeletal healthcare in Southern Arizona. 

The CORE Institute plans to open its first Tucson facility this Summer. Earlier this year, The CORE Institute announced it had signed a co-management agreement to lead the Orthopedics Department at Green Valley Hospital. Additionally, The CORE Institute will begin recruiting to fill positions for clinical and administrative staff closer to the opening of the Green Valley clinic and future clinical sites. 

Among the orthopedic surgeon subspecialties it is seeking include: Adult Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle, Orthopedic Traumatology, Hand Surgery, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Oncology, Spine Surgery, and Pain Management/ Interventional Spine. Interested candidates should contact: The CORE Institute at JoinUs@thecoreinstitute.com or by calling 1.866.974.2673.

“The CORE Institute has earned its national reputation thanks to its talented physicians and we’re very excited to expand that reputation of excellence to Tucson,” said Jason Scalise, MD, Vice Chair and Director of National Physician Integration at The CORE Institute. “We plan to start by adding 15 talented orthopedic surgeons in the greater Tucson area that share The CORE Institute’s passion and a dedication to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.”

There are several reasons why talented, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons from across the nation have joined The CORE Institute. The CORE Institute has delivered care to more than a quarter of a million patients from all 50 states and around the world over the past 10 years. The organization has grown to more than 140 providers with nearly 700 employees. It is home to several research facilities including: one of the most sophisticated motion analysis and gait laboratories, state-of-the-art biomechanics facilities, and cell culture-chondrocyte facilities. It’s documented, excellent patient outcomes are ensured by a unique and dedicated Quality Department, which sets benchmarks in orthopedic care through evidence-based medicine and standardized protocols managed through a custom, proprietary IT infrastructure. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives and at the forefront of systems-based quality initiatives that drive value across health care organizations. The CORE Institute’s team of fellowship-trained physicians provides specialized care in the areas of surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative medicine, across the continuum of musculoskeletal care.

The CORE Institute Celebrates 10 Years of Life in Motion

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the core institute celebrates 10 yearsPhoenix, Ariz. (February 9, 2015) Ten years ago, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. David J. Jacofsky, along with Dr. John A. Brown and Dr. Mark D. Campbell, believed they could provide best-in-class orthopedic care to Phoenix area residents. Ten years later, it is clear that they have been able to bring that dream to fruition with 150 care providers, 700 employees and almost half a million patients in the practice. 

In January, 2005, The CORE Institute was born and over the next ten years the practice grew from one small office in Sun City West, Arizona into a nationally recognized, innovation-leading, orthopedic and neurological practice with 700 employees spanning two States and 26 facilities. 

“Our phenomenal growth has been built on a platform of evidence-based medicine and meticulous outcomes tracking managed by our proprietary IT platform,” said Chairman and CEO David Jacofsky, MD. “It’s very rewarding to see our innovative approach to patient care being embraced by hundreds of thousands of patients, from all 50 states and multiple countries. The one thing that has remained the same is our commitment to a proven, evidence-based, outcomes driven, standardized patient care approach. I am proud of what we have accomplished. We’re truly honored that patients and the medical community have entrusted us to care for them at The CORE Institute over the last 10 years.” 

The CORE Institute has expanded from its early years to offer care in Orthopedics, Spine, Pain Management, Neurology, Rheumatology, Plastic Surgery and Physical Therapy.  In addition to its innovative evidence-based medicine IT platform, the organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives and hospital alignment strategies. 

Unique within the industry, The CORE Institute has agreements to co-manage the orthopedic departments at several major hospitals, including at five Banner Health facilities in Arizona, Green Valley Hospital South of Tucson, and St. John Providence Hospitals in Southfield and Novi Michigan. In 2013, The CORE Institute teamed up with the Cleveland Clinic, OrthoCarolina and The Rothman Institute to form the first-of-its-kind clinically integrated Orthopedic PHO (Physician Hospital Organization), operating as the National Orthopaedic & Spine Alliance LLC (NOSA).

The CORE Institute was recognized as the #1 Orthopedic Group by Ranking Arizona three years in a row, one of the Best Places to Work by Phoenix Business Journal four years in a row, and was the 2014 recipient of the IMPACT Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, numerous physicians have also been recognized by Phoenix Magazine Top Docs issue, Hour Detroit’s Top Docs issue, and several other publications. 

Of today’s 700 employees, many are celebrating their 10th year of employment at The CORE Institute. It is no surprise to see the continued expansion and growth of The CORE Institute because of their committed and dedicated team.

The CORE Institute is already looking towards the next ten years, with clinics planned to open in other states, as well as overseas, in the near future.

“We’re early in our journey as a company and I’m very excited about our future as we expand our efforts to give patients best-in-class care,” concluded Dr. Jacofsky. 

Timeline of milestones:

  • 2005: Opened The CORE Institute in Sun City West, Arizona
  • 2006: Expanded locations to service patients in Sun City on the Banner Boswell Medical Center campus and Phoenix on the John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital campus
  • 2006: Welcomed 7 new providers to the Arizona Market
  • 2006: Expanded sub-specialties to include comprehensive spine care
  • 2007: Welcomed 6 new providers to the Arizona Market
  • 2007: Launched CORE Ink publication
  • 2007: Relocated Peoria and North Phoenix clinics due to increased patient demand
  • 2007: Expanded subspecialties to include hand and upper extremity care
  • 2008: Launched non-profit foundation, the MORE Foundation
  • 2008: Welcome 3 new providers to the Arizona Market 
  • 2008: Expanded locations to service patients in Gilbert, Arizona on the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Campus
  • 2009: Featured new treatment options for Rotator Cuff Injuries, Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • 2010: Welcomed 12 new providers to the Arizona Market
  • 2010: Recognized Drs. John Kearney, Mark Campbell, David J. Jacofsky, and Steven L. Myerthall as PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Doctors in Arizona
  • 2011: Launched first co-management agreement with Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, Arizona
  • 2011: Welcomed 8 new providers to the Arizona Market
  • 2011: Recognized Drs. Ali Araghi and Eric Feldman as PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Doctors in Arizona
  • 2012: Opened first Spine Center in Sun City, Arizona
  • 2012: Recognized Dr. David J. Jacofsky as one of the “Top 26 Knee Surgeons” by Orthopedics This Week
  • 2012: Recognized Dr. David J. Jacofsky as the “Surgeon of the Year” by Arizona Business Magazine: Healthcare Leadership Awards
  • 2012: Welcomed 21 new providers to the Arizona Market
  • 2012: Expanded co-management relationship with Banner Health to provide world-class orthopedic care at Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • 2013: Expanded locations to service patients in Mesa, Arizona on the Banner Desert Medical Campus
  • 2013: Expanded into Michigan, first clinic expansion outside of Arizona
  • 2013: Launched CORE Cycling Team to include a 50-member cyclist team
  • 2013: The CORE Institute, is joined by Cleveland Clinic, OrthoCarolina and Rothman Institute to form the first-of-its-kind clinically integrated Orthopedic PHO (Physician Hospital Organization), operating as the National Orthopaedic & Spine Alliance LLC (NOSA).
  • 2013: Built  prosthetic tail for alligator, Mr. Stubbs
  • 2013: Welcomed Dr. Victor Nwosu to the Michigan Market
  • 2013: Welcomed 24 new providers to the Arizona Market team
  • 2013: Received #1 Orthopedic Group Recognition by Ranking Arizona
  • 2013: Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Valley by Phoenix Business Journal
  • 2013: Recognized Dr. David J. Jacofsky as one of the “Most Admired Leaders” by Phoenix Business Journal
  • 2013: Expanded co-management relationship with Banner Health to provide world-class orthopedic care at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • 2014: Opened 70,000 sq. ft. Headquarters facility and Clinic opens in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2014: Expanded specialties to include Neurology, Plastic Surgery and Rheumatology 
  • 2014: Signed Orthopedic Co-Management Agreement at Green Valley Hospital in South of Tucson
  • 2014: Welcomed Gina Ore as CEO of the MORE Foundation
  • 2014: Welcomed 4 new providers to the Michigan Market team
  • 2014: Welcomed 40 new providers to the Arizona Market team
  • 2014: Reached 500th employee
  • 2014: Completed first two-level disc replacement surgery in Arizona by Dr. Ali Araghi
  • 2014: Received #1 Orthopedic Group Recognition by Ranking Arizona for second year in a row
  • 2014: Recognized Drs. John Kearney, Jr. and E. Michael Lucero as PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Doctors in Arizona
  • 2014: Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Valley by Phoenix Business Journal
  • 2014: Recognized for the IMPACT Awards for Entrepreneurial Excellence by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

For more information, please visit www.thecoreinstitute.com or call 1.866.974.2673 to schedule an appointment

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care. The CORE Institute is built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care. 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 it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and improve the quality of patient care. 

The CORE Institute's 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, pain management, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, headache and facial pain, neuromuscular medicine, spine and peripheral nerve disease, clinical neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, general neurology and rheumatology care.