2019 was the first of many years in our new relationship with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)
that leverages the expertise and experience of the #1 orthopedic hospital in the country.
In this “year one,” we laid the foundation for our future work together to provide the highest-quality musculoskeletal care for our valley and beyond. We have established a series of priorities that span the continuum of care, from musculoskeletal awareness and education in our community, to wellness and injury prevention, fitness testing and performance, to conservative care, surgical care, and rehabilitation and recovery. We have developed a plan for maintaining the community’s musculoskeletal health, improving quality of life while also reducing total healthcare costs.
We are very proud of OrthoAspen and our surgeons, who are top flight in their respective areas of expertise. Did you know Dr. Kazemi is the ONLY shoulder and elbow fellowship-trained surgeon on the Western Slope? Our goal is to surround our surgeons with the full spectrum of orthopedic services, and the cutting-edge knowledge and research support from HSS. In the process, we can assure you, our community, the highest quality and most comprehensive services to support your active lifestyle are right here in your community, at your community hospital (and at our midvalley campus).
Specifically, this year we accomplished many early objectives, from establishing HSS Grand Rounds and the HSS eAcademy for education of our surgeons and staff; to jointly recruiting senior clinical staff to the OrthoAspen practice; to partnering with our local Skico and Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club (AVSC) to reduce and better manage injuries; to bringing the exciting DARI “markerless” motion technology to Aspen via a “pop-up” experience this spring; to launching the collaborative Sports Safety Program to support local student athletes, coaches and parents; to bringing the latest techniques and technologies to Aspen Valley Hospital and OrthoAspen, and much more.
All of this work was accomplished by two organizations, working together, with a common and simple goal – to provide the best orthopedic care for our community. That is the essence of a successful relationship – a strong team with a common goal. And the best is yet to come.