Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute celebrated its 10-year anniversary yesterday, according Pensacola News Journal.
Here's what you need to know:
1. The idea to open a sports medicine facility named after James Andrews, MD, was originally pitched to Dr. Andrews by a number of colleagues.
2. The facility now serves the greater Pensacola, Fla., area, restoring some of the top professional athletes back to health and treating wounded military members.
3. Dr. Andrews performed over 1,200 surgeries per year before the Andrews Institute opened. Today, he only sees athletes.
4. The Institute reportedly performed 53,726 surgeries in 2008 and 88,760 operations in 2016.
5. The facility's prestige has attracted high-quality physicians to the area.
Andrews Institute COO Chad Gilliland said, "The doctors we were able to recruit to that area would have never come to Pensacola if it had not been for a program like that… We were able to say, look come here and have a wonderful lifestyle, but do it in a setting with a private practice and academic flair."
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