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Stephen DeBiasi, chief executive officer at OrthoWilmington, PA, shares with others on WilmingtonBiz.com the benefits of supporting charitable causes and educational programs in our community. Supporting charitable causes and educational programs in our community is not only the right thing to do; it’s a very smart business move.
When the corporate world does its part to build and maintain a thriving environment, employee recruitment and retention are positively affected. We all want to live in a region that offers quality educational options, excellent health and wellness programs, exciting athletic opportunities for participants and spectators, an active arts scene, and an overall sense of caring for those in need. If the business community does not support these vital components of a desirable region, we will find ourselves losing new enterprises and top-level talent to communities that do. We don’t hear much about private medical groups, so I thought I would share a bit about OrthoWilmington’s involvement. To read the complete article, please click here.
When non surgical treatment options for knee arthritis do not provide lasting relief, advances in technique and technology have made available new, less invasive surgical treatment options for knee pain. Advances in the anesthesia used can lessen post operative pain and speed return to activity. Experienced knee surgeons now perform replacement procedures using a less invasive technique which in turn results in less blood loss and muscle interruption which can improve recovery times.
In cases where arthritis is limited to one location, a partial knee replacement procedure may be an option.
Dr. Frueh has performed 700-800 knee and hip surgeries, over one-third of the procedures have been performed on an outpatient basis which means patients are able to go home the same day as their surgery to recover in comfort of their own home.
Wilmington, NC – OrthoWilmington chief executive officer, Stephen L. DeBiasi, FACHE, CMPE, has been appointed to the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) by Governor Pat McCrory. Under the Department of Health and Human Services’s Division of Health Service Regulation, the SHCC directs the development of the annual State Medical Facilities Plan, a document containing policies and methodologies used in determining need for new health care facilities and services in North Carolina.
Projections of need are provided for many types of facilities, including but not limited to: acute care hospitals, operating rooms, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing care facilities, Medicare-certified home health agencies, hospice, psychiatric facilities, substance abuse facilities, and intermediate care facilities for mentally challenged persons.
The basic principles of the plan are to promote cost-effective approaches, expand health care services to the medically underserved, and encourage quality health care services. Each year’s plan, once approved by the Governor, is in effect from January 1 through December 31.
Mr. DeBiasi was named to the SHCC as an at-large member in April of 2014 and will serve through December 2015.
About Stephen DeBiasi
As the chief non-physician executive of OrthoWilmington, Mr. DeBiasi directs all financial and business operations of the practice and related entities. In conjunction with the physician board of directors, he develops and implements organizational strategy.
In addition to his recent gubernatorial appointment, Mr. DeBiasi currently serves on the board of directors of The Carousel Center for Abused Children, Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences and actively volunteers with Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia. He has also served on the board the North Carolina Medical Group Managers Association (previously as board secretary) with numerous committee assignments.
OrthoWilmington is the regional referral center for comprehensive orthopaedic care. Through a medical team of 18 physicians, 18 mid-level providers and more than 200 employees, OrthoWilmington offers fellowship-trained and board-certified experts in a variety of subspecialties, including spine, sports medicine, hip and knee joint reconstruction and revision, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, trauma and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
OrthoWilmington’s offices are headquartered at 2716 Ashton Drive and 3787 Shipyard Boulevard in Wilmington, with satellite offices in Porters Neck, Brunswick Forest and Jacksonville. In addition to the full range of specialty orthopaedic care, the group offers AccessOrtho, a walk-in clinic for immediate non-emergency care at the Ashton Drive location, physical therapy services in all markets, and a highfield MRI Imaging Center.
Wilmington, NC– OrthoWilmington, the regional leader in comprehensive orthopaedic care, is pleased to add physical therapy to the services they provide for patients in the Onslow County area. The full-service physical therapy facility is located in the new Freedom Village West Shopping Center, Suite 303, at 571 Yopp Road in Jacksonville — just a 10-minute drive from OrthoWilmington’s established medical practice at 3382 Henderson Drive.
“Previously, many of our Jacksonville patients have traveled to our Wilmington physical therapy facilities, often for multiple visits,” commented Stephen DeBiasi, CEO of OrthoWilmington. “We are enthusiastic about offering a new level of service and continuity of care for our post-op and non-surgical patients in Jacksonville. This represents our first free-standing therapy office.
OrthoWilmington physical therapist Jeremy Snodgrass, DPT, works with patients at the new location, along with physical therapy technician Erin Gray. Upon earning his doctorate in physical therapy, Snodgrass has garnered many years of experience treating patients of various ages with a range of orthopaedic and neurological issues.
“Jeremy has made a great addition to our therapy team,” said Greg Burnett, OrthoWilmington’s Director of Therapy. “He is well trained in all aspects of our providers’ protocols and his dedication keeps patients motivated to succeed in their treatment plan.”
To learn more about OrthoWilmington’s physical therapy facility and services available beginning May 27 in Jacksonville, please click here or call the office at 910-332-3800. Please click here to download a pdf of the press release.
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