15,000 joint replacements performed together
NEW ALBANY, Ohio – JIS Orthopedics (JIS) and White Fence Surgical Suites (White Fence) are celebrating their 10 year anniversary together while achieving a major milestone of joint replacement procedures.
Earlier this year, JIS Orthopedics and White Fence Surgical Suites – an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) – reached 15,000 joint replacement surgeries with a procedure performed by JIS Orthopedics President and Orthopedic Surgeon Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD.
“When I started 35 years ago, we were keeping patients on bed rest for 48 hours, and hospital stays of 10 days, followed by a subacute stay, to now a stay of five hours,” said Dr. Lombardi, Jr. “And in 2013, we were one of the few places that were doing exclusively total joints in a truly outpatient setting. Here we are, 10 years later, having done 15,000 more than anywhere else in the world. I don’t know a single outpatient center that has done that kind of volume.”
Eight JIS surgeons perform cases at White Fence Surgical Suites, with the facility providing world-class care for outpatient surgeries for the past 10 years. The JIS surgeons focus on the benefits of outpatient surgery – home the same day, better outcomes, quicker recovery, and close to home. In addition to total joint replacement, the JIS surgeons also perform orthopedic spine surgery at White Fence.
“White Fence will continue to strive to be the preferred provider of surgical services for the surgeons of JIS,” said White Fence Administrator Lynn S. Feldman. “We want to continue to deliver the same (or better) quality and outcomes, efficiency and patient satisfaction of our first 10 years.”
“We have always prided ourselves on being innovative and improving the patient’s surgical experience and seeing 15,000 people trust us with their care is a testament to that initiative,” said Jason Hurst, MD, JIS Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director at White Fence Surgical Suites. “We set a very high standard for our staff at White Fence, and while the surgeons bring the patients to the center, the dedicated staff provides excellent care and takes pride in making every patient feel special. We look forward to the next 10 years and beyond.”
White Fence Surgical Suites has developed an innovative model of patient care delivery that has contributed to its success.
“The process of scheduling, pre-admission, arrival, surgery and discharge have been analyzed and practiced, resulting in consistent, efficient and safe outcomes,” Feldman said. “Special attention has been taken from the beginning to create a repeatable process putting the patient first.”
Since launching 10 years ago, White Fence has surgery volume of more than 32,000.
“Seven of the 43 employees currently employed at White Fence have been here since opening,” Feldman said. “In today’s job market and plentiful opportunities, especially in healthcare, I consider this a great testament to the workplace and the dedication and trust of those seven originals.”
JIS Orthopedics and White Fence Surgical Suites are members of OrthoAlliance (OA), a Cincinnati-based management services organization formed in partnership with leading Midwest physician practices and Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm. The company is building one of the country’s leading orthopedic management organizations. It provides operations, marketing, and patient experience expertise and resources to partner practices working at the forefront of life-changing advances in orthopedics and sports medicine.
Since 2019, OA has grown quickly to over 180 physicians and over 2,000 employees. It partners now with 12 practices across Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Founded in 1972, JIS Orthopedics has been an innovative leader in orthopedics with nationally recognized physicians. With two Ohio clinic locations in New Albany and St. Clairsville, and more than 150 years of collective experience, JIS specializes in total joint replacements, sports medicine, and general orthopedics. Their team of nine physicians and more than 80 staff members is committed to getting patients back to living a vibrant, pain-free lifestyle.
White Fence Surgical Suites focuses on offering a high-quality, service-oriented environment for surgical procedures. The White Fence facility – located in New Albany, Ohio, – is accredited by The Joint Commission and features state-of-the-art equipment in two operating rooms and a treatment room that allows its staff of seven surgeons to perform procedures in the specialty areas of orthopedic surgery, including total joint replacements and spine surgery.
OrthoAlliance is a nationally leading patient-centered, physician-led management services organization that helps orthopaedic practices grow and thrive in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Formed in partnership with leading Midwest physician practices and Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm in 2019, OrthoAlliance’s partner practices features 180 physicians across all orthopaedics and sports medicine specialties. OrthoAlliance strives to attract the most talented physicians and staff and deliver the highest quality care in the industry.