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Stevenson Memorial Hospital celebrates 10th anniversary of Fracture Clinic

August 31, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Hospital staff, Board members, and local officials celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Fracture Clinic providing orthopedic care on Friday, Aug. 25. 

In 2013, in partnership with the SMH Foundation, the local community raised $300,000 to support equipment needed for orthopedic surgeries and care at SMH.

Dr. Syndie Singer, the orthopedic surgeon, was brought on board and had been facilitating the Clinic and providing orthopedic consultations and surgeries for the past ten years, caring for over 10,000 patients and managing over 50,000 patient visits.

The Fracture Clinic runs twice a week at SMH, on Tuesdays and Fridays, with Wednesdays dedicated to afoot and ankle orthopedic consultation and surgery practice. Dr. Singer and a dedicated team, including administrative support, an RPN, and an orthopedic technician, provide care and service every week.

The program continues to thrive and support patients needing acute orthopedic care, from fractures and broken bones being splinted and needing a cast to more complex, chronic injuries requiring surgery and post-op care.

Over the past five years, Dr. Singer has also dedicated weekly time to emergency orthopedic surgeries.

“It’s been a busy but rewarding ten years, especially getting to know patients and families in the community and providing the opportunity for these families to receive orthopaedic care close to home,” Dr. Singer said. “I couldn’t provide the care and services that I do without my team who supports me, some of which have been here since the beginning. I’m so grateful for them.”

The 10th-anniversary celebration at SMH included greetings and certificate presentations from Terry Dowdall, MP Simcoe-Grey, Cathy Laws on behalf of Brian Saunderson, MPP Simcoe-Grey, and Richard Norcross, Mayor of the Town of New Tecumseth.

“I am pleased to witness the ten-year anniversary of the Clinic and the important work of Dr. Singer and her team,” said Jody Leva, President and CEO at SMH. “It’s one example of how the Stevenson team innovates to proved care close to home for residents of our community. Innovation is a key element that will help drive a new and revitalized hospital for our community with our redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art surgical suite which is slated to be complete in 2028.”


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