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Patients to Benefit from New Orthopedic Surgery Center in Steamboat

02/26/2019 11:42AM ● By Alesha Damerville

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS-UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) and Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute (SOSI) today announce a new partnership to operate an orthopedic ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

“Partnering with local orthopedic and spine physicians will greatly benefit our patients and the entire Steamboat Springs community,” said Dr. Tom Downes, interim CEO of YVMC. “Conversations and work over the past several months have helped us develop an excellent partnership. Both YVMC and the physicians are proud of our collaboration.” 

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce our new partnership with YVMC and UCHealth,” said Dr. Alexander Meininger, surgeon and partner with SOSI. “This is the opportunity for efficient, cost-effective outpatient surgery that our community has been awaiting. SOSI and UCHealth will continue to develop advanced subspecialty orthopedic services.”

The new surgery center, which will be located on the first floor of the former Sports Authority building in Wildhorse Marketplace, will occupy approximately 8,000 square feet and will consist of operating rooms, pre- and post-surgical care space, and sterile processing. SOSI has leased the entire building and is working to renovate the second floor to house its clinic.

“SOSI represents years of determination to provide patients with a unified orthopedic group,” said Dr. Andreas Sauerbrey, surgeon and partner with SOSI. “Now, along with UCHealth, we’re looking forward to a new surgical experience for patients. Our new location in the Sports Authority building combines clinical care and a surgical center. We are proud of what our collaboration with our colleagues has been able to accomplish thus far.” 

“We’re working together to deliver an excellent patient experience,” said Soniya Fidler, interim president of YVMC. “By combining this specialized team of providers, as well as YVMC’s skilled operating room staff, patients can continue to receive the very best orthopedic care, close to home.”

Decision making and management of the surgery center will be shared equally through the new partnership. Construction on the ASC is anticipated to begin in late spring 2019, with opening slated for the end of the year. SOSI anticipates opening its clinic space this fall.

The surgery center will be an option for patients who need orthopedic operations without an overnight stay in a hospital. YVMC will continue to provide advanced orthopedic care for patients, including hospital admissions for any complex cases as needed. Patients and their physicians will determine the appropriate location for procedures.

About UCHealth

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. UCHealth combines Longs Peak HospitalYampa Valley Medical CenterMemorial Hospital CentralMemorial Hospital NorthPoudre Valley HospitalMedical Center of the RockiesUCHealth Medical GroupBroomfield HospitalGrandview HospitalPikes Peak Regional Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. With more than 150 clinic locations, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

About Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute

Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute was formed in 2018 through the combination of Steamboat Orthopaedic Associates and Orthopaedics of Steamboat Springs. The combined practice now encompasses nine physicians spanning all orthopedic specialties, and dozens of medical professionals and support staff – all focused on providing the best possible patient experience. The practice provides care in Steamboat Springs and the entire Yampa Valley, surrounding counties including Routt, Jackson, Moffatt and Grand, southern and southwestern Wyoming and western Nebraska. The surgical team has deep experience in sports injuries, shoulder and elbow, knee and hip, hand, foot and ankle and other musculoskeletal needs.

With combined years of experience approaching a century of highly-trained medical care, patients can be confident they will receive the best musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation available. SOSI offers an unparalleled range of treatment techniques, from alternative and conservative measures to advanced surgical technology, provided by an array of fellowship-trained physicians.

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