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Physician-Led Quality Initiative

Innovative Measure for High Quality Orthopedic Care

The North Kansas City Hospital Ortho-Spine Co-Management, LLC, formed primarily to establish quality and efficiency goals, allows physicians to directly impact the care their patients receive. It's an innovative approach to high quality orthopedic care that is accomplished through a partnership between North Kansas City Hospital and 19 spine and orthopedic surgeons from competing practices.

Quality goals aimed at securing best outcomes for patients include: 

  • improving timely and accurate documentation
  • improving coordination and standardization of care between caregivers
  • decreasing complication and readmission rates
  • incorporating evidence-based practice and peer reviews

Our orthopedic specialists are confident in providing services at our hospital because they help create the experience. Their combined orthopedic experience can only lead to best outcomes for our patients.

Ortho Co Management Physicians

Physician Officers for NKCH Ortho-Spine Co-Management, LLC

Leslie Thomas, MD - Board Chairman

Christopher Wise, MD  - Medical Director of Trauma

James Reardon, MD - Medical Director of Joint Replacement

Stephen Reintjes, MD - Medical Director of Spine

Charles Satterlee, MD - Finance Chairman

Charles Orth, DO – Quality Chairman

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