Focused on the patient experience, University Orthopedics opens state-of-the-art facility at Kettle Point

From left to right: Edward Burman, Jr., president of EW Burman, Inc., Kathy Snelgrove, COO of University Orthopedics, Michael Integlia, president of Michael Integlia & Co., Mark Palumbo, MD, University Orthopedics, Edward Akelman, MD, president of University Orthopedics, Weber Shill, CEO of University Orthopedics, Mehdi Khosrovani, president of NEMD Architects Inc., East Providence Mayor James Briden. Photo credit: Shane Photography.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 24, 2018) — University Orthopedics hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate the opening of its most recent location at Kettle Point Avenue in East Providence, RI. The 90,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art medical offices and surgery center offers the latest in orthopedic treatments.

Local dignitaries as well as physicians and staff from University Orthopedics were on-hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, where speakers delivered brief remarks. Tours of the facility were provided as guests enjoyed appetizers and refreshments on the building’s fourth floor overlooking the Providence River and skyline.

“It has been a long time in the making and we are pleased to add this state-of-the-art facility for our patients in the Southern New England area,” said Edward Akelman, M.D., president of University Orthopedics. “At University Orthopedics, we remain committed to enhancing the patient experience, and this innovative facility offers expanded access to the specialized care our patients deserve.”

Featuring professional design aesthetics, the new facility showcases Smart Building Technology integrated with the highest level of interior fit-out and finishes available in the market. Each suite is designed to reflect the particular needs of the orthopedic specialty area it serves.  An Ambulatory Surgical Center, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging (MRI, X-ray and EOS low radiation X-ray) and physical therapy/rehabilitation facilities feature prominently in the extensive scope of services offered. With spacious free parking available and other onsite amenities, the new location will be ideal for University Orthopedics’ rapidly growing practice.

Focused entirely on the patient experience, this innovative facility offers comprehensive orthopedic care, including access to physicians across all sub specialties of orthopedic care: cartilage replacement, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, joint replacement, pediatrics, orthopedic oncology, spine, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, trauma and fractures.

Weber Shill, chief executive officer at University Orthopedics, praised the efforts of individuals and others that made the project possible. “We would like to thank Michael Integlia and Company, EW Burman, Washington Trust and NEMD Architects for turning this vision into a reality,” Shill said.  “We would also like to thank the city of East Providence and the Waterfront District Commission who have gone above and beyond to welcome University Orthopedics into the local business community.”

About University Orthopedics

University Orthopedics, with clinic locations in Providence, East Providence, Middletown, East Greenwich and Barrington, is a regional Center for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with specialties in back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, pediatric orthopedics, musculoskeletal tumors, hand problems, hip and knee pain, trauma, and foot and ankle injury. UOI includes more than 35 board-certified, fellowship trained musculoskeletal and sports medicine specialists. These specialists are faculty members of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University who teach medical students, as well as new Orthopedic resident and fellow physicians. They lead the way with basic and clinical research on the latest advances in orthopedic surgery and injury prevention.

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