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Orthopaedic Associates Begins Partnership with New Rock Ridge High School

October 2, 2023

October 2023 - Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth is pleased to announce a new partnership with Rock Ridge High School, offering a unique approach of exposing the student body to a multitude of medical related professions while serving as a clinic to the community. 

The brand new Iron Range high school’s vision is to bring healthcare careers and learning opportunities directly to their students. Orthopaedic Associates will be able to support this goal through offering on-going learning sessions and workshops, one-on-one job shadowing opportunities, real life lessons and experiences, as well as any additional curriculum to fit future needs and bring benefit to the students and the community. 

Students will be able to see how every position within a healthcare practice functions, including physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers, radiologic technologists, administrators, business office professionals, and other medical staff. Orthopaedic Associates' model of practice ensures each member of their team works together for the best outcome of the patient, this will be emphasized to students. 

Orthopaedic Associates was involved and an intricate part of the Virginia Community, seeing patients at Laurentian, Mountain Iron, and VRMC among other surrounding clinics. They also provide athletic training services at Virginia Schools. Continuing their work in the region by mentoring students in an optimally beneficial way, as well as having an additional clinic at the Rock Ridge facility, allows them to continually better impact on the community. Physicians will be available for appointments at the new clinic location starting October 2, this will be instead of seeing patients at VRMC, Laurentian and Mountain Iron. 

Physicians seeing patients at the new facility include Dr. Kristi Hultman, Dr. Robin Hendricks, Dr. Joel Zamzow, Dr. Patrick Hall, and Dr. Katherine Schnell. 

The school opened this Fall and will house the latest technology as well as non-traditional learning studios and rooms in order to expand learning and take on a more collaborative approach. Paired with the partnership, students will graduate better prepared for the next step in their lives. 

An open house will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, October 9 with refreshments, giveaways, and tours of the new facility. The address of the new clinic is 1405 Progress Parkway, Suite 100, Virginia, MN 55792.