It's been announced that San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons is joining Dignity Health Medical Foundation and will change their name to Dignity Health Medical Group – Saint Francis/St. Mary’s. The prestigious group of orthopedic surgeons has worked collaboratively with Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center for years to provide unparalleled orthopedic care and expertise to the Bay Area.
“We share the same mission with Dignity Health to deliver state-of-the-art comprehensive orthopedic care,” said Dr. William Montgomery, managing partner, San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons. “We look forward to continuing the advancement of orthopedic care as part of Dignity Health Medical Group – Saint Francis/St. Mary’s, implementing techniques to help our patients heal faster and get back to their productive lives.”
There is nothing that current San Francisco Orthopaedic patients need to do as a result of this announcement. They can continue to see their same surgeon and keep existing appointments. Their health plans will not change but billing and paperwork will reflect the new Dignity Health Medical Group – Saint Francis/St. Mary’s name.
“San Francisco Orthopaedic Surgeons will continue to play a significant role in orthopedic services provided at St. Mary’s Medical Center,” said Dr. Todd Strumwasser, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health in the Bay Area. “This new partnership brings with it the opportunity to develop more integrated and expanded services, and increase access to high-quality orthopedic care for patients.”
One of the oldest orthopedic groups in the United States with roots stretching back to 1938, San Francisco Orthopaedics has four board-certified orthopedic surgeons and two orthopedic physician assistants. Their doctors are fellowship-trained in spine surgery, joint replacement, and sports medicine and are considered to be among the leaders in their fields of expertise.
“San Francisco Orthopaedics has been a great health care partner in the Bay Area,” said Jennifer Schaab, MBA, MPH – Chief Operating Officer for Dignity Health Medical Foundation. “We are pleased to partner with them on a more integrated level and we look forward to expanding our advanced orthopedic expertise to meet the needs of the Bay Area community.”
Dignity Health Medical Group – Saint Francis/St. Mary’s is a multi-specialty medical group with locations on Hayes Street, Willie Mays Plaza, and Bush Street. Together with 10 Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care locations, Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center, the organization provides a complete network of care in the San Francisco area that puts a focus on healing and humankindness.