2016-17 Sentara Orthopedics Annual Report

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Community Outreach

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center encouraged community members to “Get Back in the Game” during their Sentara OrthoJoint Center® Night with the Potomac Nationals minor-league baseball team.

A couple of months after joint replacement surgery, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital invites its Sentara OrthoJoint Center® patients to bring their “coach” and join the orthopedic staff for a fun  reunion luncheon to celebrate their successful joint replacement journey.

Team physician Dr. Matthew Panzarella, an orthopedic surgeon at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, poses with Team USA during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London, where athletes from 45 nations competed in early March 2017. The U.S. women’s team won the Team Pursuit event, a competition that no U.S. team had ever won a medal for previously.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center orthopedic team members came out to support their joint replacement patients in the Sentara OrthoJoint Center® 1K in 2016 (2K in 2017) that is now an annual part of the Sentara Colonial Half Marathon in Williamsburg.

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital attended Clarksville LakeFest on July 22, 2017, where more than 3,000 people passed through the Sentara booths and displays.

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital offers an assortment of complementary therapies to help patients heal. A team of 14 volunteers who offer healing touch, energy therapy, aromatherapy and reflexology to patients recovering from surgery.  These services can be ordered by a provider or requested by the patient and can help a patient to relax or reduce their pain.   

Nightingale nurses from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital provide education to the community. Nightingale often provides emergency transportation and care for trauma orthopedic and spine patients.

The Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara Leigh hosted the second annual Sentara OrthoJoint Center® 1 Mile Stroll with over 110 community members joining the celebration as patients were able to show off their new joints.

Sentara Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists at Sentara RMH Medical Center provide sports physicals to their local high school athletes. They do not charge anything for this service; all funds are collected by the schools and support the athletic programs.

Sentara Obici Hospital celebrated the opening of its new Sentara Foot & Ankle Center with a community lecture where Dr. Jeremy Walters  answered questions about foot and ankle concerns to a packed room.

At Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Dr. Jared Miller, Dr. Dan Elliott and the athletic training team from Sentara Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists hosted a training session on Northeastern High School’s football field with local EMS members from Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Gates counties. The training enhances both EMS and Sentara athletic trainers’ readiness in the event a player is injured on the field.

Pedal the Parkway, with over 1,000 community members biking the scenic roadway, was just one of the many community events the Orthopedic Navigator Cathy Garcia and the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex team supported to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.