American joint replacement registry - Champion of the Quarter
Under the direction of Jennifer Perkins, RN, BSHA, ONC, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield (MMC) was one of the first hospitals to join AJRR. Jennifer is the Orthopaedic services program coordinator at MMC. She has worked as a nurse at MMC, A Magnet-designated hospital, for more than 20 years, most of which have been directly involved with orthopaedics. She obtained a bachelor’s of science in health administration in 2006 and will begin an MBA program this summer at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses and holds certifications in Orthopaedic Nursing and Lean Six Sigma. As the orthopaedic leader in the area, Jennifer attributes MMC’s success to the opportunity to partner with physicians and collaborate with outside entities such as AJRR in efforts to continually raise the standards and improve patient quality of care.
Administrator Appointed to Healthcare Executives Council of Regents
An administrator at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.
Marla Beatty, administrator for the Divisions of Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery, took office at the Council of Regents meeting March 22, 2014, during ACHE’s 57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. As a Regent, Beatty will represent ACHE’s membership in Central and Southern Illinois.
Beatty is board certified in health-care management as an ACHE Fellow. She received her master’s degree in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., and her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She lives in Bethany with her husband, Ron.
Aspire to Inspire
The mission of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is to provide high quality, cutting edge, and compassionate clinical care across the spectrum of musculoskeletal problems, conduct research and provide high level resident education. We inspire and train the experts of tomorrow, through residency and fellowship programs that draw the highest quality of students and physicians. click here for pdf
Professor and Chair Khaled Saleh, M.D., leads the passionate and skilled surgeons and staff of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery who are incorporating a variety of standard and innovative meth ods to help their patients get back to their preferred way of life. Dr. Saleh joined SIU School of Medicine in 2009, bringing with him not just innovative methods and ideas, but a plan to provide a comprehensive approach to orthopaedic care where excellence is standard. “The current standard is not good enough – our patients deserve better. The academic environment at SIU is a perfect environment to support this way of thinking.” Do What You Love
August 29th - Visting Professor
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Pennsylvania
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October 24 - Mimi Covert Guest Lecture 2014
Dr. Peter Pizzutillo
Chief, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery (St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia PA)
Director of the Orthopaedic Center for Children
Professor of Othopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics (Drexel University College of Medicine)