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Community Howard Regional Health welcomes spine surgeon to growing orthopedic practice

For release on October 03, 2017

Kokomo, IN—Community Howard Regional Health announced today that a spine surgeon has joined the growing orthopedic program at the hospital and is now seeing patients in Kokomo.

Jason Alder, MD, orthopedic spine physician in KokomoDr. Jason Alder joins the Orthopedic Specialty Care practice at Community Howard after having completed a fellowship focusing on spine surgery with the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Alder is experienced in performing minimally invasive spine and back surgeries and has an interest in using computer navigation for surgery.

“We are very excited to be able to add Dr. Alder’s expertise to the growing orthopedic program at Community Howard,” said Joe Hooper, President of Community Howard Regional Health. “Our commitment is to provide exceptional care right here in this community and the comprehensive orthopedic program that’s been developed is an example of that.”

Last fall Community Howard opened a dedicated unit within the hospital for hip, knee and shoulder replacement as part of a comprehensive joint replacement program focused on patient education, early mobility and wellness. Aside from general orthopedics and joint replacement, the physician team at the Orthopedic Specialty Care practice also specialize in interventional pain management, non-operative therapies and sports medicine treatments. Dr. Alder now brings the addition of specialized spine and back surgery services.

Aside from a fellowship with the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Alder also completed a five-year residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Alder earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

Dr. Alder is a certified search and rescue SCUBA-Diver and enjoys basketball, volleyball, racquetball, snowboarding, and running. He has been active with the Cub Scouts, Special Olympics. He speaks fluent Spanish and has completed volunteer service and medical missions in Spain, Honduras and Bolivia.

Dr. Alder is currently accepting new patients at the Orthopedic Specialty Care practice located within the hospital at 3500 S. Lafountain Street in Kokomo. To schedule a consult call 765-865-6633.

About Community Howard Regional Health
Community Howard Regional Health, part of Community Health Network, offers high-quality, patient-centered services close to home. A compassionate and comfortable environment of care is provided at two hospital campuses—a full-service hospital (main campus) and rehabilitation hospital. The main campus offers primary and specialty inpatient and outpatient services, which include a heart program, behavioral health, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, emergency, sleep disorders, surgery, wound care, obstetrics and gynecology. Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered at Community Howard Specialty Hospital, located 15 minutes from the main campus. To learn more about Community Howard Regional Health, visit eCommunity.com/howard.

George Mast, Manager Communications & Public Relations, Community Howard
George Mast
Manager Communications & Public Relations, Community Howard Regional Health