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Physician Surgical Hospitals Perform 500th MAKO SmartRobotics â„¢ Procedure

Doctors’ surgical hospitals performed their 500th joint replacement surgery using the MAKO SmartRobotics â„¢ System on Nov. 8, according to a press release. The state-of-the-art robotic surgical solution for total and partial hip and knee replacements was first used in doctors’ surgical hospitals on September 23, 2020.

“This system is a revolutionary alternative to traditional joint replacement surgery,” said Todd Greene, CEO of Physicians Surgical Hospitals. “We combine the high precision and efficiency of the system with the skills of our surgeon for optimal patient outcomes. “

Prior to the procedure, the MAKO SmartRobotics â„¢ System uses 3D imaging software to create a surgical plan based on each patient’s unique anatomical features and diagnosis. This plane is used to guide the robotic arms during the procedure for precise implant placement.

“We are proud to be a leader in innovative, patient-centered orthopedic offerings in the Texas Panhandle,” said Greene. “Our team is dedicated to continuously providing patients with cutting-edge treatments and surgical solutions for the relief of joint pain. “

Physicians Surgical Hospitals was named by US News & World Report as a High Performance Hospital for Hip Fractures and Knee Replacements in 2021. Physicians Surgical Hospitals, LLC is an award-winning surgical facility owned by BSA and Physicians. For more information, visit

Allergy ARTS meets COLA accreditation requirements

Constantine Saadeh, MD FAAAAI, FACR; and Allergy ARTS (Asthma, Rheumatology Treatment Specialists) has met all laboratory accreditation criteria by COLA Inc., a leading national laboratory accreditation body, whose program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to Comply with the U.S. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CliA) and other regulatory requirements, according to a press release.

Through a mentoring approach using education to improve quality and patient safety,

Accreditation is granted to laboratories that apply the highest quality standards in their day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in performing proficiency tests, and pass a rigorous laboratory on-site investigation. Constantine Saadeh, MD FAAAAI, FACR; The Allergy ARTS laboratory has earned this status to provide quality service to the clinic’s patients.

COLA, Inc. is a physician-led organization dedicated to promoting health and safety through accreditation and training programs. In 1993, COLA obtained the deemed status of CMS to provide laboratory accreditation. As the leader in laboratory accreditation in the United States, COLA is the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system. COLA Inc. is federally approved and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians.

Allergy ARTS is located at 6842 Plum Creek Dr. in Amarillo. For more information, call 806-353-7000 or visit

Amarillo KOA Journey Wins Important Awards at Annual Convention

Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest family of family-friendly and open-to-the-public campgrounds, is pleased to announce that the Amarillo KOA Journey Campground has won the 2022 KOA President’s Award and the KOA Founder’s Award. These prestigious awards were presented on Tuesday, November 16 at KOA’s annual international convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The KOA Founder’s Award, named after Dave Drum, who founded KOA on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, MT in 1962, is KOA’s highest service award. It is awarded exclusively to KOA Campground Owners and Managers who achieve world-class scores in both customer service and KOA Quality Review.

The KOA President’s Award is given to campgrounds that meet exceptional quality standards and receive high marks for customer service from their campsite customers. KOA surveys hundreds of thousands of campers each year about their KOA camping experience.

“Our campground owners and their employees are committed to ensuring that every guest has a truly exceptional camping experience. So it’s a pleasure to recognize their work, ”said KOA President and CEO Toby O’Rourke. “Our President and Founder Awards are driven by feedback from campers and, especially over the course of a year with a higher number of new campers, they recognize the work that has been done to ensure that every guest has the best experience. outdoors. These KOA owners have made the right investments in their campgrounds to make them the best in North America.

KOA celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2021. To learn more about this KOA, one of 525 other KOAs in the United States or Canada, visit

JBS USA Announces Successful Sustainability Bond Issue

GREELEY, Colorado – JBS USA Lux SA (“JBS USA”), a leading global food company, today announced the successful issuance of a sustainability bond linked to its efforts to combat climate change . The 10.5-year, $ 1 billion sustainability bond is aligned with JBS USA’s ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse gas emissions in its operations by 30% by 2030. The offer is expected to close on December 1, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

“Climate change is the biggest global challenge we collectively face, and we are taking strong action to reduce emissions and invest in a more sustainable future,” said Andre Nogueira, CEO of JBS USA. “JBS USA’s Sustainability Bond is yet another demonstration of our commitment to reduce our environmental impact and become a net zero company by 2040, the most ambitious sustainability commitment in our industry. “

The company provides regular updates on its sustainability progress and performance in its annual sustainability report, which can be viewed at

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