2010 Winter Olympics Doctor’s Journal; entry #1

Dr. Gloria Cohen checking in after arriving at Olympic venue in Vancouver on Sunday
Dr. Gloria Cohen checking in after arriving at Olympic venue in Vancouver on Sunday

I arrived in Vancouver in the early hours Sunday morning.  So far, all has gone smoothly from the flight to accreditation. Here I am  in my host team Olympic jacket (the rings are on the back), sporting a pair of Olympic mittens that were given to me by a friendly Canadian. And I earned a “Bonjour” pin for passing the bilingual test!

I will have a further introduction to the accreditation process at the Richmond Olympic Oval (ROO) this morning.  Everyone  here is getting excited for the games to begin.  Stay tuned.

– Gloria Cohen, MD

ONS Honored with Award of Appreciation by OGRCC

2009 Team photo
OGRCC Recreational Soccer Commissioner Chris Berzolla (far left) with Frank Ennis, MD and Katherine Vadasdi, MD (far right)

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS FRANK ENNIS, MD AND KATHERINE VADASDI, MD OF ONS were presented with the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) Award of Appreciation on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the fall Soccer Round Robin at Binney Park in Old Greenwich. OGRCC Recreational Soccer Commissioner Chris Berzolla presented the award in recognition of ONS’ role as lead sponsor and for providing on-going support for the organization’s fall and spring recreational youth soccer league and travel baseball teams. The programs serve over 1700 children in the greater Old Greenwich-Riverside area.

“We deeply appreciate ONS’s ongoing support of our programs especially during this difficult economic period,” said OGRCC Executive Director Deelia Wadsworth. “With their assistance we are able to continue to provide programs of high quality for our members.”

The Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center is an organization whose goal is to promote a sense of community by providing recreational, athletic, educational and social programs for its members. Programs including Little Stars, Little League, Kitchen Tours and Model Sailboat Races serve a broad spectrum of ages, interests, skills and abilities. OGRCC strives to enrich the community through shared experiences on the ball fields, in program classrooms, and beyond.

ONS in Greenwich is the largest multi-specialty orthopaedic and neurosurgery practice in Fairfield and Westchester counties. ONS physicians provide expertise in sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopaedic, spine and brain surgery, joint replacement and trauma. For more information, please visit www.onsmd.com.

ONS Awarded Full Accreditation by American College of Radiology

ONS has been awarded full accreditation for its MRI scanner as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards. A peer-review panel assesses the qualifications of practice personnel and the adequacy of the facility equipment and reports their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation. An evaluation of the ONS Magnetom Espree Open Bore MRI was conducted by a survey panel of board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

The ONS open MRI has an opening of more than 27 inches in diameter and has four times more power than standard open MRIs.

MRI Espree2
MRI Espree2

For virtually all exams, including lumbar spine scans, the patient’s feet enter the scanner first and the head remains outside of the magnet bore. A Board-certified radiologist evaluates each patient’s MRI scan and completes a diagnostic report for the physician. Through a digital computer network, doctors are able to review images and reports with their patients in the exam room. Continue reading “ONS Awarded Full Accreditation by American College of Radiology”