Many orthopaedic surgeons and hospitals routinely give back to the community through their charitable work and outreach efforts. These local programs impact the lives of patients in a powerful and meaningful way.
So, why participate in a national program, like Operation Walk USA?
Until recently, recognizing the countless charitable acts—in particular, the free surgeries—performed by orthopaedic surgeons annually was a hit-or-miss affair. Television or newspaper reporters will occasionally build a story on one special case in the community. But all too often, this kind of “good news” was overshadowed by reports of increasing healthcare costs, waste in the healthcare system, or medical errors.
Our strength is in numbers. Several hundred physicians conducting pro bono surgeries simultaneously across the United States create a national story that is both inspiring and compelling.
In summary, Operation Walk USA:
- Underscores the value of orthopaedics in improving the lives of patients.
- Highlights the compassionate, caring nature of the subspecialty—and of the participating orthopaedists.
- Promotes the hospitals’ mission of healing.
- And most importantly, it gives hope for a better, more productive, pain-free life to hundreds of underserved patients.
Participating in Operation Walk USA is an uplifting experience for everyone involved.
How To Participate
- Review, understand, and share our 2019 General Participation Guidelines (available early May 2019).
- Discuss your hospital’s participation with all relevant stakeholders. Understand the commitment that is expected from each participating hospital.
- Register through our online registration system (available early May 2019).
- Follow the Guidelines and meet the important deadlines specified therein.
- Communicate with Operation Walk USA staff regarding your process.
Additional resources will be posted once available.
Download and use these slides to help explain the program to stakeholders at your hospital and in your professional community.
You may download and review the questions that are being asked when prospective patients apply for the program. This will help you understand the type of information we collect at this initial point of contact.
Please be sure to download the 2019 General Participation Guidelines.
These comprehensive Guidelines explain the program in greater detail, specify the required commitment, and establish timeline for participation.
2019 Participating Sites
Your site has to be a registered 2019 participant to be added to the map.
This map will be updated regularly as sites register to participate. Registered sites are also listed below.
Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
Katie Fritz | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: 303-269-4974
4302 West San Juan Street
Tampa, FL 33629
Randy Zabukovec | email: email@example.com | phone: 727-409-3200
Resurgens Surgery Center
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30342
Anne Liney | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: 404-531-8522
Roswell Surgery Center
1285 Hembree Road, Suite 200C
Roswell, GA 30076
Jane Borozan | email: email@example.com | phone: 770-772-5525
Tift Regional Medical Center
901 E. 18th Street
Tifton, GA 31793
Debbie Harvey | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: 229-353-2663
CHI St Alexis Health
900 East Broadway
Bismarck, ND 58501
Mark Johnson | email: email@example.com | phone: 701-530-3364
Rothman Institute / Atlanticare
568 Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Rex Lutz | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: 484-894-3251
Baylor Scott & White Frisco
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23188