Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement

  • Commit to professionalism, quality, safety, and ethical practice as the foundation of patient care
  • Educate our colleagues on the value and promise of patient centered care
  • Support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our colleagues in the practice of Orthopaedics
  • Support appropriate care for each patient as an individual

Vision Statement

The patient and family will be at the center of orthopaedic care.

Organizing Commitee

Thomas S Boniface, MD

Chair, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, NEOhio Medical University (NEOMED)
Vice Chair, Dept. of Surgery, Mercy Boardman (Ohio)
Physician Director, MSK Institute and BCPI Project, Mercy Youngstown, Boardman (Ohio)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Ohio State Medical Association

Why did you join the council?

I believe Medicine is best practiced around the relationship between patient and physician. Incredible advances in health care are being threatened by contemporary forces – industry, profit, and entitlement – and I advocate for an emphasis instead on the patient as the center of our care.

Thomas Grogan, MD

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Mark Olson, MD

 Medical Director of Northwest Orthopedic Specialists, a 26 member private orthopedic group in Spokane WA
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; Orthopedic Trauma Association, Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics

Why did you join the council?

I want to be a member of an organization that has a motivation to have the benefit of care centered on what is best for the patient.  The patient should be provided information so they can participate in their care

Robert T. Rutherford, MD (Convener)

Society for Patient Center Orthopedics

Why did you join this council?

I joined this council to join the movement for more effective and affordable healthcare for all.

Jim Rickert, MD

Founder, Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics

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