LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — The full-service practice Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management recently received an Outstanding Employer Award from Keiser University Sarasota.
Keiser University Sarasota recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and recognized its community partners, including Coastal Orthopedics. This year, Coastal Orthopedics is celebrating 45 years of service as one of the leading full-service comprehensive orthopedic, sports medicine and pain management centers in the area.
For nearly the past decade, Keiser University students have taken part in clinical rotations and externships at three of Coastal Orthopedics’ local offices. Students from the medical assistant, physical therapy assistant and radiologic technician programs have received training and employment opportunities. Coastal Orthopedics has hired more than 13 Keiser University graduates and continues to hire when there is a need.
“This partnership continues to help maximize students’ success by providing excellent hands-on training, clinical experience and the ability to follow their passion and obtain their degree,” said Dr. Michele Morgan, campus president.
Jeff French, director of operations at Coastal Orthopedics and a trusted advisory board member for the medical assisting and physical therapy assisting programs, and Ron Lane, Coastal Orthopedics’ clinical supervisor and a former advisory board member, were instrumental in maintaining the strong ties and partnership between Coastal Orthopedics and Keiser University.
“It’s a huge honor to be recognized by Keiser University for the services that we are offering to their students,” said French. “We appreciate the opportunity to share our staff’s knowledge with their students, give back to the profession and help to grow the health care community.”
About Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 18 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians who maintain hospital affiliations with Blake Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. In addition to three offices and two ambulatory surgery centers each servicing Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system.
For more than 40 years, our highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons has treated patients in specialty care including sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation. Patients can experience restoration of function both surgically and non-surgically through the use of physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections and stretching. For more information, please visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.
About Keiser University
Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor in 1977, is Florida’s second largest, private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate levels on 19 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.