Iowa hospital to bring back orthopedics – 3 details

Practice Management

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa, will resume orthopedic services in the city, according to The Messenger.

Three things to know:

1. UnityPoint's orthopedic clinic has been closed since November 8, 2018.

2. The hospital is partnering with Center for Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Spine PC — an independent physician group headquartered in Dakota Dunes, S.D. — to treat patients of Fort Dodge again. Richard Lawton, MD, will provide care at the hospital one day per week.

3. A start date is will be announced once credentialing is complete.

"We are extremely excited and honored to welcome CNOS as an extension to our team, as we bring back and enhance orthopedic services for our community," said Leah Glasgo, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge.

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