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Matt Valosen, MD

Valosen Named Partner

November 3, 2015 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is proud to announce Dr. J. Matthew Valosen as a partner in the practice.

“BJI has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past five years. We’re now in 4 markets and busier than ever. This is the perfect time for Dr. Valosen to become a partner and we couldn’t be happier and more positive about the future,” said Dr J. Lex Kenerly, founding partner of BJI.

BJI has been serving Southeast Georgia for over 25 years with offices in Jesup and Baxley. In 2012, the Hinesville office opened, and in 2013 another office was opened in Waycross.

Dr. J. Lex Kenerly, III

J. Lex Kenerly on UGA’s Alumni Association Board of Directors

September 3, 2015 – JESUP, GA – Jesup native Dr. J. Lex Kenerly III has been named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association Board of Directors. His three-year term began on July 1.­­­­­­­­

Kenerly graduated from UGA in 1978 and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. Today, he is president of and an orthopedic surgeon at the Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia, an orthopedic surgery practice and ambulatory center with more than 50 employees. Last year, the business made UGA’s Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by alumni.

Dr. Amber Aragon Joins BJISG

Dr. Amber Aragon, MDJuly 22, 2015 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Amber Aragon, MD to their staff. Aragon is an Orthopedic Surgeon and will begin seeing patients in BJI’s Hinesville office the first week in August.­­­­­­­­

Dr. Aragon specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints, both chronic and sports-related, including meniscus tears, ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears, arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, and ankle instability. She uses an arthroscopic approach for the majority of her surgical cases. Aragon brings a wealth of experience to BJI, including five years at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, two years of which she served as chief of the orthopedic surgery service. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 as the only trauma orthopedic surgeon of a forward surgical team.

BJISG Recognized as a Bulldog 100 Business

Bulldog100February 18, 2015 – Jesup, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia and owner, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly, were recognized by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as one of the top 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. The announcement was made at the 6th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration on February 7th held in Atlanta. 

5th Academic Player of the Year Award

Hudson Jordan with Dr. Christopher E. SwansonDecember 23, 2014 – Jesup, GA – The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia attended In the Game magazine’s Annual Southeast Georgia High School Football Awards Banquet as the sponsor of The Academic Player of the Year Award for the 5th consecutive year. The banquet, held at the newly renovated Waycross City Auditorium on December 15th, featured keynote speaker Brian Jordan, former All Star outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. The annual event highlights southeast Georgia players and coaches for excellence in athletics and academics. In addition, one recipient is recognized each year with a Humanitarian Award.

Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia Receives 2nd Award of Accreditation from the Joint Commission

March 3, 2014 – Jesup, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia (BJISG) Jesup Surgery Center has earned its second consecutive seal of accreditation. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ was awarded to BJI for demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and patient safety in January. The first seal of accreditation was awarded in April 2011. The awards recognize the practice for their continued dedication and outstanding service in orthopedic care.

Bone & Joint Institute Awards Academic Player of the Year at the 4th Annual Football Banquet

Jamez Davis with Dr. Christopher E. SwansonFebruary 3, 2014 – JESUP, GA – In their fourth consecutive year, The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia continued their support of In the Game magazine’s Annual Southeast Georgia High School Football Awards Banquet held in Waycross on December 16th. The annual event recognizes players and coaches from Southeast Georgia Schools for excellent achievement in athletics and academics. In addition each year, one recipient is recognized with a Humanitarian Award. 

BJISG at Waycross Earns ACR Accreditation

ACR AccreditationNovember 13, 2013 – Waycross, GA — The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia’s Waycross practice has been awarded the gold seal of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.