Recognition for OCR and Its Physicians
The Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies has been recognized for high-quality, cost-effective care we provide for patients.
The OCR surgeons have also been recognized for their surgical skill and proficiency in their specialty areas.
The recognitions include these designations:
Article in a September 2016 issue of BizWest Media on the increasing need for orthopaedic services in northern Colorado. OCR’s growth with new office in Greeley is included.
Article in the regional media, including The Coloradoan, in August 2016on OCR’s sponsorship of the new “Field Club” at Colorado State University’s new on-campus football stadium.
Article in an April 2016 edition of the Berthoud Weekly Surveyoron OCR’s certified athletic training services at Berthoud High School.
Article in the June 2015 issue of Outpatient Surgery Magazine on OCR’s outpatient spine surgery services. The article in the surgery trade publication included an interview with Barb Hardes, RN, who is OCR’s chief operating officer.
Designation in 2012 and prior years by certain employers as a “center of excellence” for high quality, cost-effective surgical care at OCR’s Surgery Center and Recovery Center in Fort Collins/a>. The employers include Alpha Coal, Reiman Corp., and other businesses in Wyoming.
OCR’s surgery costs to patients, businesses, and insurance companies are typically 50% — or more — below the costs that hospitals charge. This cost savings and our high quality surgery results were featured in a story in Kaiser Health News and USA Today in 2010.
OCR also met with Medicare officials in 2008 to explain the value that outpatient surgery-recovery centers like ours offer for patients, insurers, and businesses. OCR encouraged Medicare to consider allowing its enrollees to have their operations at an outpatient surgery center like OCR’s instead of a hospital.
For OCR Physicians
A number of individual OCR physicians have had medical articles accepted for publication in peer-reviewed professional journals.
Several doctors also have been recognized for their surgical abilities by being selected to teach courses for other orthopaedic surgeons, and consulting with companies on ways to improve implants for joint replacement patients.
The physicians or their patients have also been featured in several local publications:
Alissa Wicklund, PhD — article posted on theconversation.com website in Feb. 2017 on a concussion research project, and efforts to change the way head injuries are reported and treated
Alissa Wicklund, PhD — article in Rocky Mountain Parent Magazinein September 2016 on youth sports and concussions (see page 20)
Rocci Trumper, MD — Loveland Teen in Rodeo Championships
Rocci Trumper, MD and Sean Grey, MD – Style Magazine 2014 – Top Five Sports Injuries, Prevention
Charles Collopy, MD (deceased) — The Coloradoan-Windsor Beacon — Rodeo cowboy looks back on diagnosis that changed his life
Robert Benz, MD – Style Magazine 2013 – Low Back Pain/Good News for the Weekend Warrior
Rocci Trumper MD – The Coloradoan 2013 – Sports Concussions
Stephen Yemm MD – The Coloradoan 2013 – Football Helmets and Concussions
Dana Clark MD – Banner Health 2013 — Healthy Colorado
Rocci Trumper MD – The Coloradoan 2012 – Colorado Eagles Player’s Surgery
Kirk Kindsfater MD – Style Magazine 2012 – Hip Replacement
Drs Trumper and Kindsfater – Fort Collins Magazine 2012 – Save Your Knees
Kenneth Duncan MD (retired) – The Coloradoan 2010 – Climbing Outing
Kirk Kindsfater MD – The Coloradoan 2005 – US News Award for PVH Orthopedics
Kirk Kindsfater MD – The Coloradoan 2003 – US News Award for PVH Orthopedics
Shared with Poudre Valley Hospital
PVH was named as one of 25 hospitals nationwide that outperformed other medical centers with a low rate of complications and readmission to the hospital after surgery.
In four recent years, US News has also recognized PVH as one of the “top 50” best hospitals for orthopedics-hip and knee replacement surgery.
The surgical skills of Drs. Trumper, Kindsfater, and Clark were one of the primary factors in PVH’s recognition by US News in 2013.