Oswego Health and Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists are excited to announce a collaboration, which will bring SOS orthopedic surgeons to Oswego County to provide care.
The SOS staff will work alongside Oswego Health’s orthopedic team to provide office visits at the Oswego Health Services Center and perform surgeries in Oswego Hospital’s surgery center.
“This collaboration will complement the excellent skills of our orthopedic team here at Oswego Health,” said President and CEO Chuck Gijanto. “We look forward to adopting their protocols that have enabled SOS to become one of the best-known groups for orthopedic care in the region.”
Mike Humphrey, SOS CEO said, “This is a great opportunity for us to offer high-quality efficient care in Oswego County. Healthcare keeps changing and I think the future is all about collaboration and looking at the best way to provide effective care.”
Humphrey added that the collaboration will improve access to care.
“Most importantly, I think this new relationship will assist in coordinating care with an individual’s primary care physician, as well with any physical therapy services that may be needed,” he said.
SOS has 28 orthopedic surgeons on staff.
Most specialize and offer care for knees, hips, hands and upper extremities, feet/ankle or the spine.
They are also well-versed in treating sports injuries, including those experienced by high school and college athletes, along with weekend warriors.
While the details on the implementation of SOS care locally are being coordinated, it is anticipated that the Syracuse orthopedic group will be utilizing Oswego Health facilities this summer.
Oswego Health currently has one independent orthopedic surgeon and two employed orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff.
“We realize that in order to continue to be successful in offering orthopedic care, we needed to enhance our services,” Gijanto said. “Gone are the days of a single orthopedic provider or a small practice. Specialization has become the norm and it’s what the patient expects. So, this collaboration brings that level of care conveniently to Oswego.”