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Community Spotlight: Coastal Orthopedics Wins Award for Best Team


BRADENTON – Coastal Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Pain Management is proud to announce its team as this year’s winner of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Team award.

The 10th annual “Health Care Heroes Awards” took place at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

An independent panel of judges received numerous written submissions from patients and healthcare professionals around the Tampa Bay Area. 34 finalists were selected in 9 categories.

Categories included Health Care Educator, Innovation & Research, Lifetime Achievement, Medical Professional Non-Physician, Physician, Veterinarian and Volunteer.

The Team award recognizes Coastal Orthopedics for significantly impacting the quality of health care in the Bradenton-Sarasota community.

“At Coastal Orthopedics we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional patient care and want each patient to have an excellent experience. We are honored to receive this award.” Says Dr. Arthur Valadie, President of Coastal Orthopedics.

Coastal Orthopedics has been serving the Bradenton-Sarasota Community for more than 40 years.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Awards 2013 finalists included:

• Community outreach: Linda Burhans, Harmony Home Health

• Health care educator: Susan Bruno, Suncoast Hospice

• Health care innovation: Stuart Hart, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

• Medical professional – non-physician: Carlos Irizarry, Wholesome Community Ministries

• Non-acute care professional: Risa Richardson, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

• Physician: Dr. Michael O’Neal, CooperativeMed

• Volunteer: Lois Phillips, Suncoast Hospice

• Lifetime achievement: Mary Jean Etten, Suncoast Hospice

About Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine | Pain Management

Coastal Orthopedics has been serving the Sarasota-Bradenton area for over forty years. In addition to three offices and two surgery centers each servicing Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ staff of 17 board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system.

With a highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons ranging in specialty care in sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation, patients can be treated though surgery as well as non-surgical restoration of function and activity through non-surgical, physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections, and stretching. For more information visit www.coastalorthopedics.com.


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