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Community Seminar Draws More Than 200 People

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 12, 2012Contact: Kristen Meadows
Marketing Specialist
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REDWOOD VALLEY, CA -On Wednesday, April 4, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH) and the Frank R. Howard Foundation (Foundation) hosted a free community seminar about the causes and treatments of chronic joint pain. More than 200 people attended to hear orthopedic surgeons Dr. Jonathan Linthicum and Dr. William Bowen share information about arthritis, the leading cause of this type of pain.

On Wednesday, April 4, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH) and the Frank R. Howard Foundation (Foundation) hosted a free community seminar about the causes and treatments of chronic joint pain. More than 200 people attended to hear orthopedic surgeons Dr. Jonathan Linthicum and Dr. William Bowen share information about arthritis, the leading cause of this type of pain.

Participants were treated to gourmet food by HMH's Executive Chef Kyle Evans, while they learned about the role of muscle strength and weight management on orthopedic joint health. HMH CEO Rick Bockmann shared the story of his mother who was able to give up the walker she used for five years within weeks of having her knee replaced.

For those who need surgery, HMH's Orthopedic Joint Center of Northern California offers a holistic approach to healing. Physicians, staff and volunteers blend the comforts of home with innovative technology. They offer a coordinated approach that includes comprehensive patient education, the most effective surgical techniques, and coordinated aftercare, based on the proven success of the Marshall Steele program (purchased by the Foundation).

Additional features of the program include:

-Family or friends educated to participate as “coaches” in the recovery process 
-Gourmet food offerings provided by Executive Chef Kyle Evans, (featured in O Magazine) 
-Nurses and therapists who specialize in the care of orthopedic patients 
-Emphasis on group therapy activities as well as individual care 
-Group and reunion luncheons 
-A comprehensive patient guide 
-Newsletters to update patients and coaches on activities.

Family or friends educated to participate as “coaches” in the recovery process

Gourmet food offerings provided by Executive Chef Kyle Evans, (featured in O Magazine)

Nurses and therapists who specialize in the care of orthopedic patients

Emphasis on group therapy activities as well as individual care

Group and reunion luncheons

A comprehensive patient guide

Newsletters to update patients and coaches on activities.