Affinity presents Bone and Joint Wellness series at St. Elizabeth Hospital
09 / 27 / 2007
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
APPLETON, Wis. – Affinity Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Appleton is sponsoring the 2007-08 Bone and Joint Wellness series.
The series consists of seven free classes on a number of bone and joint health issues. All classes will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Helen G. Fowler Conference Center at
Series topics include:
- “Don’t let arthritis of the knee get you down,” presented by Dr. Lee Hash, orthopaedic surgeon, on Oct. 9. This class will focus on what to expect with knee replacement surgery.
- “Rotator cuff tears: Getting back into the swing of things,” presented by Dr. Brett Young, orthopaedic surgeon, on Oct. 23.
- “My aching feet,” presented by Dr. David Miller, podiatrist, on Nov. 6. This class will focus on adult-acquired flat foot.
- “Don’t let arthritis of the hip get you down,” presented by Dr. Joseph McCormick, orthopaedic surgeon, on March 25. This class will focus on the latest developments in hip replacement surgery.
- “Common sports injuries: Staying in the game,” presented by Dr. Christopher Prato, orthopaedic surgeon, on April 8.
- “Carpal tunnel and other common hand disorders: Getting a grip on the right treatment,” presented by Dr. Dan Metz, orthopaedic surgeon, on April 22.
- “My aching feet: Degenerative joint disease in the foot,” presented by Dr. Steven Hutton, podiatrist, on May 6.
Registration for the free classes is required, and may be done by contacting Affinity NurseDirect at 800-362-9900.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.