AdventHealth, Orlando Hand Surgery Associates Announce Affiliation

OHSA physicians will begin practicing at AdventHealth campuses this summer, offering personalized upper-extremity orthopedic care close to home.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1, 2019 — AdventHealth and Orlando Hand Surgery Associates are pleased to announce an affiliation that will significantly expand exceptional upper-extremity orthopedic care in Central Florida. Together, OHSA and AdventHealth will establish The Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Center, which will focus on providing personalized treatment options. The Center will include additional offices and physicians, our new walk-in clinic, hospital and emergency facilities, specialized diagnostic facilities and a research department including a biomechanics lab, skills and cadaver lab and a microvascular lab and a new teaching and rehabilitation center.  A Hand Fellowship training the hand surgeons of the future will start in 2020.

OHSA physicians will establish satellite clinics and begin seeing patients at AdventHealth campuses. The first of these are expected to open at AdventHealth Celebration and AdventHealth Apopka this summer, with a third planned for Winter Garden in the fall. AdventHealth will also expand physical therapy and rehabilitation services specific to hand and upper-extremity care.

In the future, AdventHealth and OHSA will work together to create a center for hand and upper-extremity care at the flagship AdventHealth campus in Orlando.

The OHSA team of physicians is recognized for excellence in managing complex issues dealing with the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Dr. George White, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo, Dr. Brian White, Dr. Anup Patel and Dr. Nick Newsum are specialists in determining the best treatment options for upper-extremity issues.

As experts in upper-extremity care, OHSA’s physicians treat conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, shoulder pain and tennis elbow, among others.

“OHSA is proud to have served the Central Florida community since 1993 with dedication, exceptional patient care and outcomes,” said OHSA founder Dr. George White. “By joining forces with AdventHealth, we are able to expand our reach and bring our care to more of our community.”

The affiliation will help facilitate the development and implementation of consistent standards of care in the treatment of upper extremity conditions. Additionally, it will expand clinical services, promote patient access, and bring together resources to enhance patient care.

“AdventHealth is excited to launch the Hand to Shoulder Center with OHSA’s physicians,” said Kristen Jimenez, chief operating officer of AdventHealth’s institutes. “This affiliation allows us to create a robust care network, making it easy for patients to receive upper-extremity orthopedic care close to home.”

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