ST. JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY SEMINAR ON ‘TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT'
Prospective Patients Will Learn How New Treatments Can Restore Their Quality of Life
Pontiac, Mich. - St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) will host a free community seminar entitled, "What Is Total Joint Replacement," 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, in the hospital's Franco Communications Center, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac. Orthopedic surgeon Safa Kassab, MD, will be the speaker.
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."
Future dates, speakers and topics include:
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.
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:
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 ExcellenceTM by HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent health care ratings organization.