As reported by The Southington Citizen, June 20, 2008.

New Health Care Facility Offers Diverse Services

By Harry Kyle

The Southington Citizen Southington has gained another premier medical facility with the opening of The New England Musculoskeletal Institute, which is part of the University of Connecticut Health Center, in Farmington, to service the Southington area.

Along with being the orthopaedic consultants and team physicians for the UConn Huskies, TNEMI is the region’s premiere choice for complete care of a range of problems affecting bones, joints, muscles and connective tissue, staff said.

The diverse services range from orthopaedic surgery, including sports medicine, total joint replacement, hand, foot and ankle, and neck and back pain, to caring for osteoporosis, arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions.

The institute has as its goal to help patients maximize their mobility and overall health through excellent clinical services and ongoing research and education.

One of the only freestanding musculoskeletal establishments in the United States, the institute feels confident their patients benefit by having a diverse group of medical specialists and researchers working closely together and collaborating on new approaches to care.

The institute is committed to excellence in clinical care in an environment of active biomedical research, education and public service, and to use their research and education to develop cutting edge care for patients throughout New England.

Beside the orthopaedic treatment already mentioned, the institute also offers comprehensive spinal treatment and care, dental Implants, radiology and rehabilitation services.

Anne Horbatuck, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., is the Director of Signature Programs at the Health Center, and Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

She explained the local opening by saying, “Southington is one of the regions we service at the health center, and we always try to be part of the regions we serve.”

“We have a three pronged approach to dealing with musculoskeletal programs by clinical assessment and treatment, research on the various issues the patient has to deal with and educating them on best and newest trends and developments out there so they can make an informed decision.

“We believe that is the face of medicine in the future.”

Horbatuck said the Institute offers cutting edge technology and treatment.

“We work in conjunction with the dental, radiology and engineering departments at UConn to look at all aspects of musculoskeletal illnesses and possible new ways to treat and resolve them.”

Besides offices at the UConn Health Center, TNEMI has satellite offices in East Hartford and Avon as well as Southington.

The institute opened in Southington early May, and currently has nine physicians and their staffs on site.

The New England Musculoskeletal Institute Southington branch is located at 1131 West Street, located at the corner of West and Curtiss Street, in Bldg 1. They are open from 8 a.m. till noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment can call (800) 535-6232 or (860) 679-7692.