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Sep 012007

CIHR Partnership Award

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From the Canadian Institutes of Health Information Website Rates of hip and knee replacements have been increasing dramatically in Canada – and so have the waits for these operations. Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute took action on the issue, heading a partnership that reduced wait times while improving service quality and efficiency. Working with the Alberta Orthopaedic Society (AOS), three Regional Health Authorities (Calgary, ...

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Aug 102007

Dr. Cy Frank Appointed Executive Director of Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute

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CALGARY – The Board of Directors of the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cy Frank as Executive Director, effective Aug. 10.  In his new role, Dr. Frank is responsible for leading the ABJHI team in developing strategic initiatives in bone and joint health care service delivery, research and education. Cy brings to ABJHI more than three decades of experience and knowledge in the ...

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Mar 302007

Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute Warns Rising Rates of Obesity in Children an Alarming Omen of Early Joint Wear

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CALGARY, AB – Alberta children may have joints worn beyond their years by middle age and may need hips and knees replaced sooner and in far greater numbers than the previous generation unless obesity rates are reversed, the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) said today. “Rising rates of obesity in our children are an alarming omen of early joint wear,” Dr. Ron Zernicke, Executive Director of the ABJHI, said. “Excess ...

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