2016

News Archive (2016)

The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program Expands into Sun City

Phoenix, Ariz. (October 3, 2016) The CORE Institute®, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, is pleased to announce that its Bone Health Program is expanding to include a clinic in Sun City, Arizona. This will be The CORE Institute’s second location in Arizona to offer the program, which is currently operating at the North Phoenix clinic. The Bone Health Program at the Sun City clinic will open on October 24, 2016.

The Bone Health Program will focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases, particularly osteoporosis, with emphasis on patient care, research and teaching.

Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners at The CORE Institute have received extensive training in specific areas of bone health, including the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Osteoporosis and its complications (such as fractures in the elderly)
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Optimizing bone healing

“We are thrilled at the rapid success of the Bone Health Program at The CORE Institute’s North Phoenix clinic, and we’re excited to expand our service offerings to patients in Sun City and the surrounding areas,” said Debra Sietsema, Ph.D., RN, Director of Bone Health Clinical Operations at The CORE Institute. “Patients will immediately be able to start using these resources to ensure their bones are as healthy and strong as possible.”

There are over 2.1 million bone fractures in the U.S. annually as a result of osteoporosis. If bone healthcare is not provided after age 50, one in two women and one in four or five men will experience fragility fractures. Nearly 80% of people in the U.S. are not identified for osteoporosis screening or treated following a fragility fracture. The CORE Institute in Arizona intends to narrow that gap in care.

The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program includes specialized NP or PAs, physicians, physical therapists, and researchers working together to offer the resources needed for comprehensive care. The program engages the Physical Therapy Department for exercise, strengthening, and home/environmental safety to increase strength and balance to prevent future falls and fractures. They collaborate with other physician specialists, radiologists, and nutritionists while keeping the primary care physician informed of the bone health plan of care. The program follows national standards of practice identified by the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone, National Osteoporosis Foundation, and the National Quality Forum.

The Bone Health Department can help with:

  • Minimizing the risk of a fragility fracture
  • Osteoporosis risk factor reduction
  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise, core strengthening, and balance training
  • Fall prevention
  • Osteoporosis prescriptive treatment
  • Smoking cessation

To learn more about The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program or their other wide variety of services, visit www.thecoreinsitute.com/bone-health or call 866.974.2673.

The CORE Institute Launches Saturday Sports Clinic as Part of ‘2-Day Athlete Guarantee’; Adolescent, High School, and College Athletes Can Be Evaluated within 48 Hours

Phoenix, Ariz. (August 22, 2016) For a student athlete and their parents, nothing is scarier than wondering if you have a more serious injury than simple soreness, only to have to wait several weeks to get checked by an orthopedic expert. By the time an appointment occurs, the season may be half-over, or the student athlete continues to compete only to later learn they created more damage to the injury.

The CORE Institute, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, is proud to announce that they will soon offer a Saturday Sports Injury Walk-In Clinic at their North Phoenix location. This program is in alignment with their ‘2-Day Athlete Guarantee’, which promises to evaluate any athlete with an acute injury within 48 hours.

Throughout the fall season, the clinic will be staffed by a sports medicine specialist. The CORE Institute team will also have access to a full range of diagnostic imaging equipment, including X-ray.

“Whether our patient is in high school or in college, this program makes student athletes a top priority because we know they want to get back in the game as soon as possible if they can,” said Tiffany Hudnutt ATC, M.Ed, Sports Medicine Coordinator at The CORE Institute. “A two-day turn-around time showcases our commitment to the sports medicine community and importance for young men and women to continue being active in their favorite sport.”

The CORE Institute Saturday Sports Injury Clinic promises quick and cost-effective care for patients of all ages for acute, non-urgent sports injuries including: Sprains and strains, closed fractures and possible fractures, minor dislocations, or other sports-related injuries. The clinic will not be staffed to evaluate concussions.

The program runs every Saturday from August 27 until October 22, 2016, from 9:00am until 11:00am. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary. Most insurances are accepted. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The CORE Institute – North Phoenix is located at 18444 N 25th Avenue, Suite 210, Phoenix, Arizona 85023.

For more information, please visit www.thecoreinstitute.com/athlete or call 623.474.3424.

The CORE Institute Launches its First Bone Health Program in Arizona

Phoenix, Ariz. (August 12, 2016) The CORE Institute, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, is pleased to announce the launch of its first Bone Health Program in Arizona at their North Phoenix clinic. This program will focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases, particularly osteoporosis, with emphasis on patient care, research and teaching.

Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners at The CORE Institute have received extensive training in specific areas of bone health, including the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Osteoporosis and its complications (such as fractures in the elderly)
  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Optimizing bone healing related to surgery

“Our rally cry here at The CORE Institute is ‘Keep Life in Motion!’, and that completely embodies what this Bone Health Program is all about,” said Debra Sietsema, Ph.D., RN, Director of Bone Health Clinical Operations at The CORE Institute. “Our main goal is to help our patients prevent osteoporosis, promote bone health, minimize the risk of a fragility fracture, and accelerate fracture healing, and we are offering comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatments to ensure our patients receive excellent care every single time.”

There are over 2.1 million bone fractures in the U.S. annually as a result of osteoporosis. If bone healthcare is not provided after age 50, one in two women and one in four or five men will experience fragility fractures. Nearly 80% of people in the U.S. are not identified for osteoporosis screening or treated following a fragility fracture. The CORE Institute in Arizona intends to narrow that gap in care.

The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program includes specialized NP or PAs, physicians, physical therapists, and researchers working together to offer the resources needed for comprehensive care. The program engages the Physical Therapy Department for exercise, strengthening, and home/environmental safety to increase strength and balance to prevent future falls and fractures. They collaborate with other physician specialists, radiologists, and nutritionists while keeping the primary care physician informed of the bone health plan of care. The program follows national standards of practice identified by the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone, National Osteoporosis Foundation, and the National Quality Forum.

The Bone Health Division can help with:

  • Minimizing the risk of a fragility fracture
  • Risk factor reduction
  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise, core strengthening, and balance training
  • Osteoporosis prescriptive treatment
  • Smoking cessation

To learn more about The CORE Institute’s Bone Health Program or their other wide variety of services, visit www.thecoreinsitute.com/bonehealth or call 1.866.974.2673.

The CORE Institute Announces Collaboration with The Joint Commission and CDC on an Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

Phoenix, Ariz. (July 29, 2016) The CORE Institute, will be collaborating with The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory healthcare settings. The goal of this effort, which is supported through a CDC contract, is to create model infection control plans and expand the reach, uptake and adoption of these and other infection prevention and control guidance materials to prevent infections in outpatient settings.

The project, called ADOPT (Adaptation and Dissemination Outpatient Infection PrevenTion) Guidance, is a three-year project that will focus on a variety of free-standing ambulatory settings and services.

“We are honored to be one of the organizations chosen to lead this initiative along with The Joint Commission and the CDC,” said Sarah Muller, PA-C, head of EVP Quality and Clinical Care with The CORE Institute. “We strive for excellence in every aspect of our work, and look forward to collaborating with these teams to help create the safest and healthiest environments for every patient and staff member not only at our facilities, but across the nation.”

The CORE Institute is one of 12 outpatient-focused professional organizations (e.g., medical specialties that primarily serve ambulatory patient populations), and 10 ambulatory health care systems selected by the CDC and The Joint Commission to participate. Together, these experts will be providing information about the current use of infection prevention guidance materials, and will provide input into new or adapted model infection controls plans, helping to ensure applicability and ease of implementation in ambulatory care environments.

The CORE Institute is excited to be working with CDC and The Joint Commission on this important initiative to improve infection prevention and control in ambulatory settings. To read more about this project, please click here: http://www.jointcommission.org/joint_commission_cdc_collaborating_on_ambulatory_infection_prevention_project/