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Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Rex Healthcare Begin Construction on Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center

April 5, 2012

Contact: Alan Wolf
(919) 784-4467

Kristin Edwards
(919) 863-6805

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) and Rex Healthcare will host a groundbreaking ceremony on April 12 to celebrate the official start of construction on the Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center. Scheduled to open in 2013, the 27,707-square-foot surgery center is a joint venture between ROC and Rex and will represent the largest, most modern outpatient orthopaedic facility in Eastern North Carolina.

Once complete, the new facility will provide thousands of patients throughout the Triangle and surrounding areas easier access to high-quality, cost-effective orthopedic services. The surgery center will house four operating rooms and two procedure rooms on  the first floor of the four-story, 98,000-square-foot building that will also be the new home for Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic's main offices. The facility will initially employ more than 30 full-time employees.

Scheduled speakers include:
Dr. Hadley Callaway, President, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic
Steve Burriss, Chief Operating Officer, Rex Healthcare
Dale Jenkins, Chairman, Rex Healthcare Board of Trustees
Phil Matthews, Wake County Commissioner
Bonner Gaylord, Raleigh City Council
Dr. Stuart Levin, Chairman, Blue Ridge Corridor Advisory Group
Scott Duckworth, Vice President/Division Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie

Thursday, April 12; 12 p.m.

3001 Edwards Mill Road (between Duraleigh Road and Wade Avenue)
Raleigh, N.C. 27607

Media are invited to attend the groundbreaking to take photos and interview representatives from Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Rex Healthcare. For more information, contact Alan Wolf at alan.wolf@rexhealth.com or 919-784-4467.


About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) is Wake County's largest and oldest orthopaedic practice. The orthopaedic surgeons of ROC are fellowship trained in their respective subspecialty areas which include: foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, hip, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopaedic care. Ancillary services include physical therapy, magnetic resonance imaging, radiology, shock wave therapy, and orthotics and pedorthotics. The Athletic Performance Center, a division of ROC, provides sports physical therapy and sports performance enhancement services for healthy and injured athletes. ROC is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Carolina Hurricanes, N.C. State University, the Carolina Ballet, and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County. ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary and Garner. Complete practice information is available at www.raleighortho.com.

About Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. Rex Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women's care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. Rex's medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. Rex was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing Rex nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. Rex was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker's Hospital Review in 2011.