Orchid Medical Appoints Sarasota Orthopaedic Surgeon as Medical Director of Surgical Cost Containment Program®

ORLANDO, Fla. & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orchid Medical, a national leader in ancillary healthcare services for workers’ compensation, has appointed William R. Kennedy, M.D. of Kennedy-White Orthopedic Center in Sarasota as medical director of Orchid Medical’s Surgical Cost Containment Program (SCCP)®

Launched in 2011, Orchid Medical’s SCCP program provides the workers’ compensation industry a cost-savings streamlined delivery system for medical implant devices with seamless coordination between the hospital, physician, vendor and payer prior to surgery.

Orchid Medical is attending RIMS 2013 Annual Conference April 21-24 in Los Angeles.

SCCP helps curb over-utilization of implantable devices, and influences the cost of the medical device through direct contracts with the manufacturer. Orchid Medical and strategic partner Kennedy-White Orthopedic Center are committed to cost savings in surgical procedures in workers’ compensation.

“Dr. Kennedy and his colleagues have impressive credentials and a commitment to providing quality, effective and efficient medical care, making them a tremendous asset to Orchid Medical,” said Oliver Ostlander, Orchid Medical Chief Information Officer.

Kennedy, who has over 30 years’ experience as a practicing orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in adult reconstructive joint surgery and is an innovator in the field of surgical implant device design. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

A graduate of Tulane Medical School, he performed his orthopedic residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital − Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was a clinical instructor in orthopaedic surgery at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

“I am pleased to affiliate with a company like Orchid Medical,” said Kennedy. “Orchid Medical’s surgical cost containment program is trendsetting in the workers’ compensation arena, and I welcome the opportunity to provide guidance in an area of medicine that has been my life’s work.”