News & Updates: March 2024

Register for the 2024 SCOA Annual Meeting & Secure Your Housing Early

Join us along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island!

August 1-3, 2024

The Sanctuary

Kiawah Island, SC​

Continue your professional education at the SCOA Annual Meeting. Together, we'll seek clinical and professional excellence through dynamic keynotes, member talks, and research presentations. Keynote speakers include Steven L. Frick, MD, and Milt Lowder, PhD.

Plus, enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from across the state during the Welcome Reception, the Family Dinner, and the Presidential 'Sunset' Reception.

Want to stay active? Consider signing up to golf the Ocean Course, play organized tennis, or take part in the beach fun run.

We encourage members to register early and book their stay using our group rate. The room block expires June 30, 2024, but we expect the block to sell out well before that deadline. 

Register for the Meeting

Virtual Learning Opportunity

Join Us for an Upcoming Webinar

Harness the Power of Patient Reported Outcomes: Tell Your Practice's Story

Thursday, April 11th | 1:00 PM (ET)

Lisa Pearson of Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan and Katie Bloyer of CODE Technology, will present on leveraging Patient Reported Outcome data within your practice.


As payors, employers (and their brokers), and even the public are increasingly "shopping" for high quality providers, the "quality" metrics available to them are primarily derived from claims data. It is important for practices to collect and utilize their own data to understand their practice, proactively tell their story, and help drive the definition of quality toward meaningful clinical metrics.

Register for Webinar

The webinar is a free educational offering for our members.

Please follow the instructions to register for the event.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the webinar. If you don't see the email within 24 hours of registering, please check your spam folder.

Articles of Interest

Better Safe than Sorry: Making Cybersecurity a Priority

Content via Health Leaders Media:

When organizations decide to invest in a revenue cycle management solution, ideally, cybersecurity personnel would be included from the beginning. Click here to continue reading.

PE Practice Ownership Raises Concerns About Competition

Content via Revcycle Intelligence:

A study recently published in Health Affairs analyzed PE acquisitions of practices between January 2012 and December 2021, focusing on ten office-based physician specialties including orthopedics. To read the article, click here.

Leadership Book Nook

Have a Book that was Meaningful to your Professional Journey? Please Share!

Please consider sharing a short paragraph about lessons learned from a book that has shaped you as a leader.

Send your summary to Sarah Thompson.

Past Recommendations Include:

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks
  • The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs YOU to be YOU by Holly Gerth
  • Leading with Your Upper Brain: How to Create the Behaviors That Unlock Performance Excellence by Michael E. Frisina, PhD, and Robert W. Frisina, MA
  • Give and Take by Adam Grant
  • The 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni
  • The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  • Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact by Liz Wiseman
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • What Exceptional Leaders Know & Exceptional Leaders Playbook by Tracy Spears and Wally Schmader
  • Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  • The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  • Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  • The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
  • The Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath

Is Your Administrator a Member of SAOE?

SC Orthopaedic Practice Administrators, Ortho Service Line Directors, and emerging leaders in both private and hospital settings are encouraged to join the Southeastern Association of Orthopaedic Executives (SAOE).

SAOE offers ortho practice leaders from South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee a unique opportunity to collaborate, network and learn from one another. SAOE membership and attendance at the annual meeting is an affordable and sound investment in your administrative team members.

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Thank You To Our Corporate Partner:
South Carolina Orthopaedic Association
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