May 28, 2010
Effective May 26, the Fort Atkinson location of Orthopaedic Associates and the Therapy & Sport Center appointments have relocated to Fort Atkinson’s northwest side. Previously home to Piggly Wiggly, 1504 Madison Avenue will now house a state-of-the-art rehab, sports medicine and orthopedic center complete with pediatric areas and a sports gym for rehabilitating athletes.
Community members are invited to attend an open house at the new Fort Atkinson location on June 25 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and/or June 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Providers from all rehabilitation departments and Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates will be on-hand to present live, interactive demos and displays, answer questions and provide a look at the new facility. The event is free and open to the public. For more open house information visit FortHealthCare.com/Madison_Avenue. One lucky winner will walk away with a new Wii and WiiFit gaming system.
The new facility better serves those living in Cambridge, Jefferson, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and other neighboring communities. In addition, the move will allow for continued growth of Fort HealthCare’s orthopedic surgery, occupational and physical therapy services. Also, this new location is nearby Fort Atkinson High School, allowing greater access for student athletes and rehab patients regularly seen by Fort HealthCare athletic trainers.
In addition to greater convenience, accessibility is better addressed in the new location. The new facility provides improved physical space to meet the needs of the community as well with additional square footage and wider hallways to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, more private patient areas for confidential communication and on-site laboratory services for the convenience of surgical patients. Industrial rehabilitation and work hardening services will have improved space and recovering athletes can make use of the sports gym. The gym houses nets for golf and baseball training and a full-sized basketball lane allowing for the redevelopment of athletic skills in a relaxed atmosphere.
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., of Janesville began construction of the new facility in December 2009 and paid special attention to going “Green” through the use of specific construction methods that reduce costs and waste.
The relocation of the two programs to shared space is critically important to the enhancement of patient services. Sarah Sisbach, vice president of physician services, states, “We have always understood the importance of keeping rehabilitation and physical therapy services easily accessible for our surgical patients. The entire orthopedic surgery program is designed with the patient’s needs in mind from pre-surgery education, to specialized surgical care, through physical and occupational therapy and then to complete recovery. A location that houses both offices for the surgeons and therapy staff facilitates real-time communication regarding patients receiving treatment.”
Kim McCrea, DPT, director of rehab services adds, “One of the greatest advantages of the new space is that instead of fitting our patients into our current facility, we are able to build a safe and helpful environment around the needs of our patients, which aligns with our goal for improving patient-centered care.” Working closely with physicians, the certified team of therapists at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center develop customized treatment plans to improve an individual’s ability to carry out activities of daily living through physical, occupational, speech and language therapy.
Kassy Smith, office manager for Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates, expresses the enthusiasm that she, Fort HealthCare and the team of five orthopedic surgeons share regarding the relocation. “We have been making significant strides in developing a comprehensive, fully-integrated program of orthopedic care that we believe to be comparable to centers of excellence in much larger cities. This new facility better equips Fort HealthCare to be an exceptional source of care for many, many years.”
Orthopaedic Associates has grown to five surgeons specializing in sports medicine, joint replacements, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, hip resurfacing and hand and foot surgery, to name a few. The board-certified physicians at Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates combine years of experience, the latest medical innovations, and a network of care to treat conditions and injuries in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. The team consists of Thomas Nordland, MD, Stanley Peterson, MD, Isidoro Zambrano, MD, James Bruno, MD and Randall Jennings, MD.
The surgeons provide expert care in all major areas of orthopedics, including:
• Fracture treatment
• Joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, shoulder)
• Arthroscopy (a surgical procedure used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint using highly specialized equipment through a very small incision; typically used to repair joint injuries)
• Foot and ankle surgery (bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain/plantar fasciitis)
• Hand surgery (carpal tunnel, tendon problems)
• Pediatric surgery
• Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (a bone conserving alternative to total hip replacement surgery; Less than two percent of all active orthopedic surgeons across the nation are trained to use the technology)
• Workers’ compensation
• Sports medicine
The orthopedic physicians, therapists and staff at the Fort HealthCare Madison Avenue location dedicate themselves to providing exceptional surgical, medical and rehabilitative care. Patients benefit from a superior experience delivered in a cost-effective manner within the safest clinical environment. To learn more about the treatments and expert care provided by any of the Fort HealthCare orthopedic surgeons, or to review physician profiles, areas of specialty and other office locations, please visit www.FortHealthCare.com/ortho.
The Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center rehabilitation team consists of occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech pathology and athletic training services, with specialty care in programs such as sports medicine, orthopedics, hand therapy, women’s health and industrial rehab. Fort HealthCare’s Orthopaedic Associates expert team of surgeons provide patients with one-to-one care from diagnostics through surgery, including sports medicine and rehab, utilizing the latest technological advances to bring you the most comprehensive treatment available. For all kinds of orthopedic care including nonsurgical treatments for arthritis, sprains, and joint pain, surgical treatments for fractures, joint replacements, joint repairs and more, call (920) 563-7888.
Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport services will continue to be available at the Lake Mills and Whitewater locations to meet the needs of patients close to their homes. Orthopedic surgeons will continue to see patients in Edgerton, Stoughton, Cambridge, Lake Mills and Whitewater clinics, as well as at the new Madison Avenue location. Visit www.FortHealthCare.com/Madison_Avenue for more information about the move and upcoming community open house.