Kentuckiana has a new home for musculoskeletal medicine: the “Ortho Hub” at Medical Center Jewish East, part of KentuckyOne Health.
Staffed by four full-time orthopedic surgeons, a physician assistant and two advanced practice registered nurses, the Ortho Hub is the region’s one-stop destination for bone and muscle care.
“Patients can have an office consultation, diagnostic imaging, surgery, postoperative care and their follow-up all in one beautiful, convenient facility,” said Kevin Harreld, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Medical Center Jewish East. “We can accommodate patients for same- and next-day appointments, as well as walk-ins.”
Everything From Shoulders to Toes
The Ortho Hub team cares for conditions affecting all areas of the musculoskeletal system, with special expertise in shoulder and elbow disorders as well as sports medicine. The orthopedic surgeons take a conservative approach to care that begins with nonsurgical treatments. If surgery is required, patients are in good hands.
“At the medical center, we have unbelievable nurses at patients’ bedsides and in the operating room,” Dr. Harreld said. “Our anesthesia providers offer the most up-to-date, ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to ease postoperative pain and expedite recovery. If patients need surgery, there’s no better place than Medical Center Jewish East.”
Big things are in store for the Ortho Hub’s future. Orthopedists are developing an outpatient joint replacement program that will feature total and partial knee replacements as well as bone-preserving total shoulder replacement. The program will offer patients a path back to the activities they love — a path back to themselves — free from the pain of arthritis.
Meet the Team
The staff of the Ortho Hub at Medical Center Jewish East, part of KentuckyOne Health, includes:
- Kevin Harreld, MD, orthopedic surgeon
- Thomas Loeb, MD, orthopedic surgeon
- Logan Mast, MD, orthopedic surgeon
- Greg Rennirt, MD, orthopedic surgeon
- Melissa Edds, physician assistant
- Abbey Smith, advanced practice registered nurse
- Julia Staib, advanced practice registered nurse
Convenience is a hallmark of the Ortho Hub at Medical Center Jewish East, part of KentuckyOne Health. Orthopedic surgeons and other providers on the team coordinate with a network of rehabilitation locations throughout Kentuckiana, allowing patients to have physical and occupational therapy close to where they live, work and play.
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of One Health magazine. Receive more health and wellness news and information by signing up for your free subscription to One Health.