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February 08, 2024

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Danbury, CT (February 6, 2024) – Castle Connolly has named 15 OrthoConnecticut orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians to its 2024 Top Doctors list. The Castle Connolly 2024 Top Doctors Award, based on peer nominations, acknowledges the top seven percent of active physicians in the United States. These distinguished 66,000+ doctors are chosen for their exceptional clinical skills and remarkable interpersonal proficiency.

The fifteen doctors recognized this year include Sports Medicine Specialists Dr. Michael Brand, Dr. Angelo Ciminiello, Dr. Jeffrey DeLuca, Dr. Mark Fletcher, Dr. Joshua Frank, Dr. Edmund Ganal, Dr. D. Ross Henshaw, and Dr. Michael Lynch; Hand and Upper Extremity Specialists Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni, Dr. Aaron Insel, Dr. Michael Soojian, and Dr. Robert Yaghoubian; Spine Specialist Dr. Justin Paul; and Pain Management Specialists, Dr. Brian Bast, and Dr. Jesse Hochkeppel.

“This accomplishment highlights our unparalleled dedication to excellence and serves as a testament to our steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional patient care to families across Connecticut and New York state,” said Michael Brand, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist and President of OrthoConnecticut. “We are truly honored to have so many talented physicians recognized by the 2024 Castle Connelly Top Doctors list. Being peer-nominated, this recognition further validates the respect we've earned within the medical community, a source of pride for us,” he added.

Castle Connolly Medical, a prominent publishing organization dedicated to US healthcare research and information services, annually releases a comprehensive list of top doctors in the United States. This esteemed publication highlights physicians selected based on various quality criteria, showcasing excellence in clinical practice and patient care.

View the 2024 Castle Connolly Top Doctors ›

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is the region’s premier, multi-specialty orthopedic practice, helping patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. The practice’s fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians offer patient care at 9 offices in Danbury, Darien, Litchfield, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport. The practice’s urgent care service, OrthoCare Express, is open 7 days a week for emergencies and is available in Danbury, Darien, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport. To make an appointment or to learn more visit myorthoct.com or call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628).

 

 
 
January 23, 2024

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OrthoConnecticut, in conjunction with Danbury Hospital, are delighted to share a significant achievement – Danbury Hospital, part of Nuvance Health, has been awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (ACSS).

The Gold Seal underscores Nuvance Health's dedication to providing exceptional and secure spine care services. It signifies that Danbury Hospital has consistently met and exceeded rigorous performance standards set by The Joint Commission.

Pride in this accomplishment is echoed by Dr. Justin Paul, OrthoConnecticut Spine Specialist and Chief of Orthopedics at Danbury Hospital. He expresses his inspiration by the collective efforts that led to this certification. According to Dr. Paul, this achievement reinforces what the medical community already knows – that spine surgery and total joint procedures are confidently entrusted to the hands of experts and top-notch talent at Danbury Hospital.

This recognition not only reaffirms the excellence of OrthoConnecticut’s spine care services but also highlights the dedication of our medical professionals to continuous improvement and the highest quality standards as both Dr. Justin Paul and Dr. Abiola Atanda perform spine surgeries out of Danbury Hospital. We invite you to delve deeper into the details of this remarkable achievement and its implications for the future of spine surgery at Danbury Hospital. Your trust in OrthoConnecticut is our motivation, and we are committed to delivering unparalleled care to our community.

For further insights into this achievement and its impact, please explore the detailed information provided here →

 

 
 
November 13, 2023

HOPCo expands East Coast footprint with one of the largest MSK platforms in the region

hopco octDanbury, CT (November 13, 2023) – OrthoConnecticut, one of Connecticut's largest MSK multi-specialty practices, has announced that they have partnered with Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo), the national leader in musculoskeletal practice and clinical outcomes management solutions and the country’s largest orthopedic value-based care organization. 

A leader in MSK care throughout the region, OrthoConnecticut consists of 48 musculoskeletal providers and has 9 locations across Connecticut.  The practice’s Centers of Excellence provide integrated treatment by a team of orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, imaging specialists and support staff. The practice helps patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal health. 

OrthoConnecticut was formed after the merger of Coastal Orthopaedics, Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics and Connecticut Pain Care.  “Our intention to join forces and become OrthoConnecticut was always to combine best practices so as to provide the best possible outcomes and experience for our patients,” said Dr. Michael Brand, President of OrthoConnecticut.  “Now that we have consolidated into one platform, we knew we would benefit from an experienced partner that could provide a proven infrastructure for continued growth and accelerated market transformation.  We witnessed how HOPCo helped enhance practices similar to ours with the value they bring, so we knew they were the best choice as a partner.”

The partnership between HOPCo and OrthoConnecticut will continue to develop unique clinically integrated partnerships with other leading musculoskeletal practices, physicians, health systems, and payors throughout Connecticut and the surrounding regions.

OrthoConnecticut will be empowered with HOPCo’s proven clinical, quality, outcomes, digital patient engagement and claims analytics infrastructure to drive performance, growth, and value-focused musculoskeletal market transformation.  Utilizing HOPCo’s proprietary care management platform, software tools, and analytics, the partnership will provide value-based healthcare solutions that improve care outcomes, patient access, health equity, and the patient experience.

“OrthoConnecticut is a shining example of a practice that is leading the transition to value-based care in their market,” said Dr. Wael Barsoum, President and Chief Transformation Officer at HOPCo.  “Their decision to become OrthoConnecticut signaled to the community their commitment to expanding access to excellent care.  Now that they have partnered with HOPCo, we aim to help them accelerate their growth, improve outcomes and reduce costs for patients and payors while still providing unparalleled patient access and personalized care.”

OrthoConnecticut is the newest addition to HOPCo’s growing national MSK market transformation platform.  In the last 12 months, HOPCo has entered into multiple partnerships in Philadelphia and five new partnerships in Florida, including a partnership to manage the MSK spend on 2 million insured lives.  HOPCo has also entered multiple practice partnerships in Nevada and additional partnerships in Michigan and Arizona.  HOPCo has also partnered with health systems and physician practices in more than 30 states and continues to partner with payors across the US in advanced value-based care programs.

About Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo)

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo) is the national leader of integrated musculoskeletal value-based health outcomes management, practice management and health system service line management.  This includes comprehensive expertise across all MSK specialties, including orthopedics, spine, neurosurgery, hand, pain management, rehabilitation and neurology.  HOPCo’s integrated care, analytics, and facilities development and management platforms have proven to increase the quality of patient care while reliably reducing the total cost of care across the care continuum for practices, health systems and payors alike.  HOPCo’s affiliated payors, practices, and health systems successfully participate in highly efficient value-based contracting (bundled payments, chronic episodes of care initiatives, population health programs, and other advanced risk-based arrangements) utilizing HOPCo’s proprietary platforms, IT solutions, digital patient engagement platform, integrated analytics, and evidence-based comprehensive care pathways.  Visit www.hopco.com to learn more.

About OrthoConnecticut

OrthoConnecticut is a multi-specialty practice staffed by leaders in orthopedic and pain care, and is the united practice of Coastal Orthopedics, Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics and Connecticut Pain Care.  The practice’s fellowship-trained physicians offer appointments in 9 office locations.  The goal of the practice is to help patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal health. Offices in Danbury, Darien, Litchfield, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury, and Westport.  For more information visit www.myorthoct.com

 

 
 
May 08, 2023

2023 top docs mag coverFourteen of OrthoConnecticut’s orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, and sports medicine physicians received 2023 Top Doctor recognition from Connecticut Magazine, Moffly Media, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Every year for at least a decade, Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards have been given to OrthoConnecticut’s physicians for their medical expertise and excellence including the 2023 honorees: Brian A. Bast, D.O., Michael G. Brand, M.D., Angelo Ciminiello, M.D., Jeffrey V. DeLuca, M.D., Joseph DiGiovanni, M.D., Mark J. Fletcher, M.D., Joshua B. Frank, M.D., Edmund A. Ganal, M.D.,Ross Henshaw, M.D., John G. Lunt, M.D., Michael M. Lynch, M.D., Michael G. Soojian, M.D., Robert Yaghoubian, M.D., and Aaron N. Insel, M.D.

The Top Doctors distinction is a physician-peer nominated, rigorously screened and vetted honor from the renowned research team at Castle Connolly. Before a doctor is selected, careful screening is conducted which includes review of education, training, as well as professional expertise. The Castle Connolly Top Doctors are amongst those most highly regarded by their peers.

Learn more about OrthoConnecticut 2023 Top Doctors in Connecticut Magazine’s 2023 Top Doctors May issue, andMoffly Media’s Fairfield County Top Doctors 2022 January/February regional issues: Stamford Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, New Canaan/Darien + Rowayton Magazine, Westport Magazine.

To make an appointment with any of OrthoConnecticut’s physicians call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628) or visit the website: /contact-us/request-appointment

 

OrthoConnecticut is the region’s premier, multi-specialty orthopedic practice, helping patients regain mobility, lead active lives, and attain optimal well-being. Fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians offer patient care at 9 offices in Danbury, Darien, Litchfield, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury and Westport. The practice’s emergency orthopedic care service, OrthoCare Express, is open 7 days a week and is available in Danbury, Darien, New Milford, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Sharon, Southbury and Westport. To make an appointment with any of the practice’s specialists, or to learn more visit http://www.myorthoct.com/ or call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628).

 
 
May 16, 2022

top-docs13 of OrthoConnecticut’s orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, and sports medicine physicians received 2022 Top Doctor recognition from Connecticut Magazine, Moffly Media, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Every year for at least a decade, Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards have been given to OrthoConnecticut’s physicians for their medical expertise and excellence including the 2022 honorees: Brian A. Bast, D.O., Michael G. Brand, M.D., Angelo Ciminiello, M.D., Jeffrey V. DeLuca, M.D., Joseph DiGiovanni, M.D., Mark J. Fletcher, M.D., Joshua B. Frank, M.D., Edmund A. Ganal, M.D., Ross Henshaw, M.D., John G. Lunt, M.D., Michael M. Lynch, M.D., Michael G. Soojian, M.D., Robert Yaghoubian, M.D., and Aaron N. Insel, M.D. who is also a Castle Connolly Rising Stars for 2022.

The Top Doctors distinction is a physician-peer nominated, rigorously screened and vetted honor from the renowned research team at Castle Connolly. Before a doctor is selected, careful screening is conducted which includes review of education, training, as well as professional expertise. The Castle Connolly Top Doctors are amongst those most highly regarded by their peers.

Learn more about OrthoConnecticut 2022 Top Doctors in Connecticut Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors May issue, and Moffly Media’s Fairfield County Top Doctors 2022 January/February regional issues: Stamford Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, New Canaan/Darien + Rowayton Magazine, Westport Magazine.

To make an appointment with any of OrthoConnecticut’s physicians call 1.833.ORTHOCT (1.833.678.4628) or visit the website: https://myorthoct.com/contact-us/request-appointment