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UHD's Ortho Group Hosts an Open House
Posted: 6-2-2011 3:57PM

 On Tuesday, June 21st, United Hospital District will be buzzing with excitement as the orthopedic group will be hosting their first ever Open House from 4 - 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and for the first time, you will be able to tour the facility, meet the providers and see the diagnostic, operative, post-operative and physical therapy services and equipment. You will also have the opportunity to visit with UHD orthopedic patients who will be discussing their personal experiences and their road to recovery.

The orthopedic department at UHD has been providing total orthopedic care for patients in Blue Earth and the surrounding communities for over 15 years. Based on UHD's focus group initiative in the fall of 2010, group data indicated a lack of local awareness about the types of orthopedic services UHD offered. Based on that data, a select group of orthopedic care givers came together to organize an informational Open House to help new and existing patients better understand all of the products and services this group has to offer. Chad Helmstetter, PA-C, said the group wanted to create an atmosphere that "not only educates about our products and services, but is in-line with current and potential patients' demands and expectations."

The event will be centered on a series of informational stations which will be detailed on a handout given to you upon arrival at the Open House. You will follow the printed guide and visit all eight stations to learn all of the aspects of UHD's orthopedic care and to better understand how they aspire to make musculoskeletal treatment as convenient and comfortable as possible. UHD will have the opportunity to showcase their on-site digital x-rays, physical therapy center and treatment rooms–all important features for patients who may make as many as three visits a week for rehabilitation after surgery.

"We hope the educational nature of our Open House is not only informative, but also a clear indication of our commitment to our patients, our health care providers and residents of the area," Dr. Kazi, UHD's orthopedic surgeon said. "We are proud to serve this wonderful community while improving the quality of life by keeping people pain-free and active." The Open House is free and open to the public from 4 - 7 p.m. on June 21st. Refreshments will be served and you will be entered to win a free bone density can. No reservation is required.

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