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Bothwell Regional, MU Health Care Announce Partnership


SEDALIA, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2015) ― Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia and University of Missouri Health in Columbia today announced a new partnership with Douglas W. Kiburz, M.D, and Ryan Kelly Edwards, M.D., orthopedic surgeons of West Central Missouri Orthopaedic Surgical Services, PC. The new partnership, known as Bothwell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, will combine the longtime, respected care of Edwards and Kiburz with expanded resources from Bothwell Regional Health Center and the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute.
As part of the new affiliation, Kiburz and Edwards now are employed physicians of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, part of the MU Health system. The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, also a part of MU Health, is central Missouri's largest and most comprehensive freestanding orthopedic center. 

“People in this area who need orthopedic services can expect the same high caliber of care previously provided by these fine physicians,” said John Dawes, president and chief executive officer of Bothwell Regional Health Center. “Most of the changes taking place will be behind the scenes. Patients will still see the familiar faces they’ve come to know and trust, both at the orthopaedic office and the hospital. For them, the transition should be seamless.” 

“MU Health Care's mission is to advance the health of all people, especially Missourians,” said Mitch Wasden, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of MU Health Care. “To accomplish this, we must be innovative in developing ways to deliver the right medical care at the right place and at the right time. This new partnership will ensure that patients in the Sedalia area continue to receive exceptional orthopedic care from a team they trust, with expanded resources from both of our health systems.”

Kiburz and Edwards are board-certified orthopedic surgeons who specialize in joint replacement, trauma and sports medicine. Their former private practice, West Central Missouri Orthopaedic Surgical Services, PC, has been affiliated with Bothwell Regional Health Center since 1986.

Bothwell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine accepts most insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For more information or to make an appointment, please call Bothwell Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at (660) 826-5890.

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