Mountain View Regional Hospital and Clinic announced today that it has implemented The American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® Program. The program is aimed to better identify, evaluate and treat patients that suffer from an osteoporosis or low bone density-related fracture. The program brings attention to the severe health implications of fragility fractures (broken bones that result from a fall from standing height or less) and the multi-faceted approach hospitals or clinics can incorporate to ensure these patients receive the most comprehensive care.
As the “First in the State of Wyoming” to implement this vital program, Mountain View Regional Hospital & Clinic plays an important role as a leader in Wyoming and nationally in providing improved patient care in bone health.
Mountain View Regional Hospital & Clinic have also incorporated Own the Bone’s 10 prevention measures to improve patient care, including: nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle counseling; pharmacotherapy recommendation and initiation (when appropriate); bone mineral density testing recommendation and initiation; and communication regarding patient risk factors and recommendations via physician referral and patient education letters.
“We are excited to improve bone health both in Casper and the Big Horn Basin by educating the public and partnering with the local hospitals, physicians, and physical therapists”, says program coordinator, Mary Phillips, ONP-C, of Mountain View Clinic in Cody.
By simply entering information in the web-based registry, improvements in patient care can be documented, tracked and quantified. “This will give us the important information we need to determine how well we are doing in secondary fracture prevention”, says Phillips.
“The Own the Bone program grew from the AOA's recognition that more attention needed to be directed at preventing future fractures in patients in addition to treating the orthopedic consequences of the current fracture. The program provides hospitals, practices and physicians an easy tool to ensure that proper screening, education, and medical treatments are a continuation of acute fragility fracture care,” said Scott D. Boden, MD, President of The American Orthopaedic Association.
Since opening its doors in 2008, Mountain View Regional Hospital and Clinic has become one of the Rocky Mountain region's premiere specialty surgical hospitals focusing on neurosurgery, spine surgery and orthopedics. Their patient-centered environment is staffed by compassionate and caring professionals who are committed to providing nothing less than clinical excellence. They are one of only about 200 physician owned hospitals in the country.
In addition to top neurosurgical and orthopedic care, Mountain View Regional Hospital and Clinic offer interventional pain management, general surgery, gastroenterology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as diagnostic medical imaging services. For more information, please visit MVRHospital.com
About the AOA
The American Orthopaedic Association, founded in 1887, is the oldest national orthopaedic association in the world. The AOA’s mission is to identify, develop, engage and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopaedics. For additional information about the AOA, visit www.aoassn.org. For additional information about Own the Bone, visit www.ownthebone.org.