OrthoAtlanta Executives Patricia Brewster and Kitchi Joyce Named to 2017-2018 American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Leadership Team

Patricia Brewster and Kitchi Joyce, IntraHealth Group and OrthoAtlanta

Brewster Serves Second Year as Annual Conference Committee Chair; Joyce Named AAOE Board Secretary

OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists in Atlanta, Georgia, are proud to recognize the appointments of OrthoAtlanta and IntraHealth Group executives, Patricia Brewster and Kitchi Joyce, to leadership positions within the 2017-2018 American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) Board of Directors, its Council and Committee Chairs. The AAOE is the premier practice management association of the musculoskeletal industry, with more than 1,400 orthopedic practice executives, administrators, physicians, and their staff dedicated to providing education, community, and resources to set the standard of professional knowledge and orthopedic industry insight.

Patricia Brewster, MHA, FACMPE, Chief Executive Officer of IntraHealth Group and OrthoAtlanta, will serve a second year as Annual Conference Committee Chair of AAOE during its 2017-2018 year. In this capacity, Brewster’s leadership will ensure Annual Conference Committee goals are met for creating rewarding professional development experiences for members, prospective members, and addressing ancillary populations’ needs. A member of AAOE since 1978, Brewster served on its Board of Directors from 2007-2010, including Past President, 2009-2010. Throughout her career, Brewster has taken the opportunity to serve on many professional boards, including the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Brewster is the recipient of the 2008 MGMA/ACMPE Harry J. Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2002 MGMA/ACMPE Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award, and many other industry honors.

Kitchi Joyce, Chief Administrative Officer of IntraHealth Group and OrthoAtlanta, has been named to the AAOE Board of Directors serving as Secretary in the 2017-2018 term. In this role, Joyce will ensure that all actions of the Board of Directors are documented. Joyce, a twenty-year employee of IntraHealth Group and OrthoAtlanta, oversees Information Technology, Informatics, Compliance and Corporate Sponsorships for the organization. Joyce is extremely active within the orthopedic community, both nationally and in Atlanta, and has served as a board member of the Georgia Association of Orthopaedic Executives (GAOE), and as a member of the Georgia Medical Group Management Association (GMGMA), American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Atlanta Sports Council and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Board of Advisors.

In a press release issued by AAOE announcing its 2017-2018 leadership team appointments, President Ron Chorzewski, MBA, PT, Agility Orthopedics, expressed excitement about the new volunteer term and benefits to the orthopedic community and its members. Emphasizing the work of its volunteers, Chorzewski stated, “During the upcoming year, the AAOE board of directors and committee volunteers will strive to grow and enhance the benefits for our membership.” AAOE provides member organizations with education, community, and resources for orthopedic clinical practices.

About OrthoAtlanta

OrthoAtlanta is the second largest orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. With 38 physicians serving in 13 offices, the physician-owned practice provides the highest level of patient care for injury or deformity of muscles, joints, bones and spine. OrthoAtlanta offers convenient accessibility to a full range of musculoskeletal surgeons, specialists and patient services including on-site physical therapy, pain management care, seven MRI imaging centers and workers’ compensation coordination. OrthoAtlanta Surgery Centers in Austell and Fayetteville provide cost-effective, same-day surgical procedures in an accredited outpatient center. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, wrist and hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, pain management, arthritis treatment, general orthopedics, work related injuries and acute orthopedic urgent care.

Learn more at www.OrthoAtlanta.com. For additional information, please contact Pat Prosser, Public Relations Manager, at OrthoAtlanta, 678-996-7254, or via email, pprosser@OrthoAtlanta.com.

About the AAOE Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives brings together orthopedic practice professionals from around the country to network and attend educational sessions on industry-related topics. More than 1,100 individuals attended this year’s conference, which was held in Indianapolis April 22-25, 2017.

About the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives

Founded in 1969, AAOE is the premier practice management association serving the musculoskeletal industry. Membership includes more than 1,400 orthopedic practice executives, administrators, physicians, and their staff. AAOE provides education, community, and resources to set the standard of professional knowledge and industry insight. For more information on AAOE or to inquire about membership opportunities, please visit www.aaoe.net.

Source: OrthoAtlanta

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