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BJISG Earns Bulldog Top 100 Again For 2017

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia (BJISG) has once again been recognized as a 2017 Bulldog Top 100 Business.

The Bulldog 100, coordinated by the UGA Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. Approximately 490 nominations were submitted to the University of Georgia for the 2017 Bulldog 100. Nominees for the Bulldog 100 reach as far west as California and as far northeast as New York.

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia was founded in 2010 by Dr. Lex Kenerly, orthopaedic surgeon and UGA graduate. BJISG has since grown to serve 18 counties in southern Georgia and offers a wide range of orthopaedic services including:

• Surgical and non-surgical procedures
• Arthrscopic procedures of joints
• Arthritis diagnostics and treatments
• Botox® therapy for migraine treatments
• Computer assisted surgery
• Electrodiagnostics – nerve conduction studies
• ESI (epidural steroid injections)
• Fracture & trauma repairs
• Ligament, tendon & muscle repairs
• Open MRI and digital x-ray services
• Physical medicine and rehabilitation
• Spine surgery
• Sports medicine
• Total joint replacements and much more.

“While this prestigious accolade is humbling to receive, it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of my business partner Dr. Matthew Valosen and our world class team of providers,” said Lex Kenerly, MD.


New Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Joins BJISG!

Thomas P. Loumeau, MD, a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, has joined the medical staff of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia.  Dr. Loumeau completed his spine surgery fellowship at one of the top spine surgery centers in the nation – OrthoCarolina, in Charlotte, NC. He worked alongside leading spine surgeons performing complex procedures. 

Dr. Loumeau began his medical career after graduating from University of Notre Dame with honors as an English Literature major. He attended Trinity College of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland.  He attended the University of Illinois neurosurgery residency program in Peoria, Illinois, followed by the University of Florida orthopedic surgery residency program in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Loumeau then did his spine surgery fellowship at OtrhoCarolina.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Loumeau join our surgical team.  His spine experience makes him a great asset to both our practice and our community,” said Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon.  “His innovative procedures will greatly help benefit patients with back and neck issues.”

“Dr. Loumeau’s expertise is a great addition to our practice adding expertise to further advance the orthopaedic services of the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia,” said Richard L. Clark, Cheif Executive Officer.  “We are honored to welcome Dr. Loumeau to our family, he provides a great blend of advanced clinical education and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care.”

For more information, or to make an appointment, call toll free (866) 806-0800.

Surgery Center of BJI Accreditation

Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia Receives 3rd Award of Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalJuly 18, 2017 – Jesup, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia (BJISG) Jesup Surgery Center has earned its third 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, and again in March 2014. The awards recognize the practice for their continued dedication and outstanding service in orthopedic care.

Since 1975, The Joint Commission has developed state-of-the-art standards for outpatient ambulatory care organizations. Approximately 1,900 of the nearly 6,000 freestanding ambulatory care organizations in the US maintain Joint Commission accreditation.

The Joint Commission accreditation process is carried out every three years. The non-profit organization is known to have the highest standards in regard to medical accreditation, and through inspections they identify medical practices that exemplify exceptional healthcare. In an effort to continue improving overall health standards for the public and inspire medical providers to practice the best patient care and safety possible, The Joint Commission is constantly expanding and adapting their state-of-the-art standards. 

In April of 2017, an unannounced, on-site survey was conducted at BJI’s Surgery Center in Jesup. The care, treatment, and overall service of surgical patients was thoroughly tracked and evaluated. Other procedures assessed by the Joint Commission include key operational systems, infection prevention, leadership, and medication management. 

 The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, and features the Joint Commission accredited Surgery Center in Jesup, with digital surgical suites designed exclusively for orthopaedic surgeries, and on-site x-ray services. Both the Jesup and Waycross locations house Open MRI’s, each awarded with accreditation from the American College of Radiology. Based in Jesup, BJI serves 18 Southeast Georgia counties, and has satellite offices in Baxley, Hinesville, and Waycross.

BJISG at Jesup Earns ACR Accreditation

March, 2017 – Jesup, GA — The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia’s Jesup 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.

The ACR has recognized the practice and location for its achievement in exhibiting exceptional image quality, high practice standard, and patient safety. This award is only given to facilities meeting the ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians, radiologists, and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are all assessed. The findings of the evaluation are then reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation.

The ACR evaluation provides a comprehensive report which BJI uses to improve upon their practice. BJI opened the Jesup location in August of 2010 and is committed to offering the highest quality of MRI services to the community and surrounding areas.

The ACR is a national professional organization with 36,000 members, comprised of diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists. The ACR’s focus is to make the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology safe and accessible. 

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, and features the Joint Commission accredited Surgery Center at the Jesup location, with digital surgical suites designed exclusively for orthopaedic surgeries, on-site x-ray services, and an open MRI accredited by the American College of Radiology. Based in Jesup, BJI serves 18 Southeast Georgia counties, and has satellite offices in Baxley, Hinesville, and Waycross.

 

BJISG at Waycross Earns ACR Accreditation

November, 2016 – 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.

The ACR has recognized the practice and location for its achievement in exhibiting exceptional image quality, high practice standard, and patient safety. This award is only given to facilities meeting the ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians, radiologists, and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are all assessed. The findings of the evaluation are then reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation.

The ACR evaluation provides a comprehensive report which BJI uses to improve upon their practice. BJI opened the Waycross location in May of 2013 and is committed to offering the highest quality of MRI services to the community and surrounding areas.

The ACR is a national professional organization with 36,000 members, comprised of diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists. The ACR’s focus is to make the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology safe and accessible. 

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia provides comprehensive orthopaedic care, and features the Joint Commission accredited Surgery Center at the Jesup location, with digital surgical suites designed exclusively for orthopaedic surgeries, on-site x-ray services, and an open MRI accredited by the American College of Radiology. Based in Jesup, BJI serves 18 Southeast Georgia counties, and has satellite offices in Baxley, Hinesville, and Waycross.

 

Celebrating Veterans at BJISG!

VETERANS DAY 2016
Honoring All Veterans… Past, Present, Future & Our Very Own!!!

We wanted to take this time to sincerely thank all Veterans for everything you’ve done for us individually and as a nation! The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia is blessed to have five Veterans on staff including: Dr. Matthew Valosen (Army), Dr. Amber Aragon (Army), Angela Roberts (Air Force & Army), Ceci Mook (Army) & Rhonda Landon (Navy).

Dr. J. Matthew Valosen joined the Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia (BJISG) after beginning his career as a U.S. Army Orthopaedic Surgeon. He was previously the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgical Services at Winn Army Community Hospital in Ft. Stewart, GA. 

During his military service at Ft. Stewart, Dr. Valosen became the chief of the orthopaedic surgical clinic, was deployed to Iraq where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and implemented many advances in specialty musculoskeletal care for the Army soldier.

In 2001, Dr. Aragon joined the U.S. Army under the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She earned her M.D. degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, in 2004, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and graduated first in her class.

Dr. Aragon served five years at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, two years of which she served as chief of the orthopaedic surgery service. She was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 as the only trauma orthopaedic surgeon of a forward surgical team. 

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Monica Carrion-Jones, MD joins BJISG!

DR.-JONESAugust 8, 2016 – JESUP, GA – We are pleased to welcome Dr. Monica Carrion-Jones to our growing BJI Family!  Dr. Monica Carrion-Jones is a dual-board-certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) as well as Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  She graduated from the University of Panama Medical School.  After completing her residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, she completed an Electrodiagnostic Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

PMR is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosis, evaluation, and management of persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairment and disability. Dr. Jones’ offers a variety of non-surgical treatment options including nerve conduction studies and EMG’s, therapeutic injections, and Botox injection therapy for chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, and spasticity. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Jones join our team and be able to offer these new services to the patients of BJI,” said J. Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon.  “She brings years of experience with her that will make her a great asset to our community.”

Kyle Deuter, PA-C

Kyle Deuter, PA-C Joins BJISG

April 6, 2016 – JESUP, GA – Kyle Deuter, PA-C comes to the Bone and Joint Institute with nearly fifteen years of orthopaedic experience. He most recently worked with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. “We’re excited to have Kyle join BJI and support our growing Hinesville practice,” said J. Lex Kenerly, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon. “His years of orthopaedic experience and passion for helping people will be a tremendous asset to the practice.”

A Bulldog 100 Business 2016

BJISG Once Again Recognized as a Bulldog 100 Business

February 3, 2016 – JESUP, GA – The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia and founder and co-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 for the second year in a row. The announcement was made at the 7th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration on January 30th held in Atlanta.

The Bone & Joint Institute was established in Jesup in 2010 by Kenerly, an Orthopaedic Surgeon and 1978 UGA graduate. The practice specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatments of sports-related and traumatic injuries of the musculoskeletal system, and serves 13 counties in South Georgia from four locations.

“It’s an honor to be included in the 2016 class of the Bulldog 100. To have Bone & Joint recognized for its strengths in business from an acclaimed institution like UGA two years in a row is very rewarding,” said Kenerly.

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.