GREGG FINCH: THE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON YOU NEED

Types of orthopedic surgeries

 

Orthopedic surgery involves surgically dealing with conditions that affect body muscles and the skeletons of the body. However, there are orthopedic procedures that don’t require the use of surgery.

Different types of conditions affect the body muscles and skeletons. These conditions require varied types of orthopedic procedures. Discussed below are three most common types of orthopedic surgical procedures;

Total joint replacement

Various conditions cause pain in the joints and skeletal muscles of the human body. Most common is the damage of the articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is a white tissue that covers joints where bones meet.

The damage of articular cartilage can be as a result of arthritis or fracture. The procedure for joint replacement is often the replacement of the cartilage with metal or plastic surfaces to facilitate motion.

ACL reconstruction

ACL is an acronym of Anterior Cruciate Ligament. This ligament is vital in stabilizing the knee. Damage to the knee ligament often occurs due to various activities. Engaging in competitive sports or twisting of the knee can result in the damage of the knee.

During a procedure to reconstruct the ACL, a new tissue is attached to the ligament with screws.As the knee heals, the ligaments fill up.

Gregg Finch

Gregg Finch is a renowned orthopedic surgeon who specializes in all areas involving spinal surgery. Besides, he is experienced in; minimally invasive surgery, adult deformity and cervical spine injury.Gregg Finch graduated from the University of Auckland with a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery.

After graduation, he first worked at New Zealand orthopedic association as a spine surgeon. He worked in New Zealand for two decades.From working NewZealand, Gregg Finch would later work in various hospitals such as; Shriners Hospital for children, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital and even the Royal Perth Hospital. Working in these hospitals, Gregg Finch acquired different skills. Some of these skills are trauma surgery, disc herniation, spinal decompression and spinal stenosis.

Maggie Gill’s Climb to the Top: The CEO and President of Memorial Health Care

Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health based in Savannah, Georgia, has had quite an illustrious career over the years. After earning her BS degree from Florida State University and Masters from Saint Leo University in Florida, Gill served in many roles in the healthcare industry before being named the president and CEO of Memorial health. Having also completed coursework in strategic thinking and management from the prestigious Wharton School of Business, Gill became a chief financial officer at Tenet South Florida Health system.

Gill began her journey with Memorial Health by serving as the vice president of finance/managed the care of the Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in 2004. She was then promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2005. While serving as CEO, Maggie Gill led many initiatives that expanded clinical services, physician-led Centers of Excellence, and new facilities. After a remarkable year, she became the interim chief financial officer in 2006 where she set and goal and successfully yielded nearly $30 million in annualized cost savings for the hospital. After consistently delivering great results, in 2011, Gill was finally named President and CEO of Memorial Health.

Gill was recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to know.” Memorial Health also earned awards from the Georgia Medical Society as part of its 16th Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards. Memorial Health’s team won seven awards, nominated for six different categories including health care education, health care innovation, institution, community outreach, physician achievement, and allied health professionals.

Although Gill has achieved a tremendous amount of success at Memorial Health, she has no plans to stop anytime soon. She is currently working on a collaboration between Eon Health and MUMC, which together have launched a new Medicare Advantage Plan aiming to serve clients across various counties across Georgia and South Carolina. The partnership is set to begin on January 1, 2017, during open enrollment period, and planning and work for the initiative is already underway. What is critical about this new advantage plan is the amount of savings involved; they will be offering plans that consist of zero-dollar premiums as well as pharmacy benefits. Moreover, they also come with lowered co-pays, which is great news in light of the news of rising premiums over the past year. Other advantages attached to these plans include dental benefits, hospital benefits, hearing benefits, transportation benefits, and member rewards program. By offering benefits across several fields of the healthcare industry, Maggie Gill’s next steps involve increasing healthcare access and focusing on preventative care. With this collaboration between Memorial Health and Eon Health, she is hopeful that many patients benefit from these changes and can lead healthy lifestyles for years to come.