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October 24 - Mimi Covert Guest Lecture 2014

Peter Pizzutillo, MD

The Annual Mimi Covert Guest Lecture given by SIU Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and featuring Dr. Peter Pizzutillo, Chief, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery (St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia PA) and Terry Supan, MD, at the Bunn Auditorium with introductions by Keith Gabriel,MD


Dr. El-Amin to Speak at Women's Health Conference

12th Annual Women's Health Conference:
Healthy, "Wellthy" and Wise
Wednesday, October 15, 2014    7:45 am to 3:15 pm
James T. Dove, MD Conference Center
Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital
619 E. Mason Street, Springfield, IL
*This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
*Nurses may receive a maximum of 5.5 contact hours for completing this activity
*Credit information for other health care professionals is detailed in conference brochure

Topics include:

For the complete program details and on-line registration, go to the CME web site and click on "CME Calendar/Registration":

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