King 5’s New Day Northwest program yesterday profiled the collaboration between the Swedish Orthopedic Institute, Project Access Northwest and others to support the nationwide campaign Operation Walk.
Operation Walk provides uninsured or underinsured patients with access to free, life-changing orthopedic surgeries such as hip and knee replacements. The Operation Walk collaboration was the first of its kind in Seattle and provided services for 11 patients last week.
In the program, Swedish Orthopedic Institute Medical Director Dr. James Crutcher, and Project Access Northwest Executive Director Sallie Neillie, discuss the collaboration, surgical details and how much patients have benefited from their surgeries.
The segment also featured a health panel featuring Dr. Crutcher that took audience questions. You can view the panel video here.
Swedish and Project Access Northwest would like to thank Orthopedic Physician Associates, Physicians Anesthesia Services, Proliance Surgeons and everyone else who played a critical role in helping make this collaboration possible.