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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland To Present Free Seminar On ‘Effective Management Of Osteoporosis’

Orthopedic Surgeon to Discuss Symptoms and Treatment

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) orthopedic surgeon Bruce Henderson, MD, will address a free, community seminar “The Effective Management of Osteoporosis” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in the hospital’s Franco Communications Center, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac.

The seminar is part of the hospital’s free, monthly series of orthopedic community seminars. SJMO orthopedic specialists conduct the seminars, speaking on a wide range of orthopedic procedures and joint replacement.

“SJMO has won numerous awards for orthopedic and joint replacement excellence,” said Jack Weiner, SJMO President and CEO. “Every day, our skilled physicians, surgeons and medical staff provide exemplary care and outstanding outcomes for the patients they treat.”

The hospital’s board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating spine, hand, shoulder, hip and knee disorders. They provide comprehensive care before, during and after surgery. Among the orthopedic services SJMO offers are:

  • Award-winning, nationally recognized Joint Care Center,
  • Artificial ankle replacement,
  • Correcting and treating postural and post-traumatic deformities, diabetic conditions and arthritis,
  • Cutting edge procedures such as kyphoplasty and minimally invasive, patient-specific surgery,
  • MRI and custom-fit technology for total knee replacements, the first in Michigan do to so,
  • Around-the-clock acute trauma care at the SJMO Emergency Center.

SJMO was named a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement® and a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery® by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan and Blue Care Network. SJMO also was named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence ™ by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health care ratings organization.

The seminars are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available on the north side of the hospital, adjacent to the Franco Communications Center and Medical Office Building.

Registration is required. To register, call St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, 800-372-6094.

Note: Designation as a Blue Distinction Center® means this facility’s overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians’ and leading professional organizations’ recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call the customer service number on the back of your Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield identification card or call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield plan.

About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County. Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient experience.

For more information about health services offered at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, please visit For information about the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit

About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a newly expanded health care organization serving southeast Michigan. Health coverage spans six counties, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital and 74-bed St. Joseph Mercy Saline. Combined, the seven hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have five outpatient health centers, five urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians.

A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to providing a remarkable patient experience by using leading edge technology in a comforting and healing environment. As a mission based organization, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year.

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