HSS at NCH Appoints Justin Blohm as Vice President
HSS at NCH, the collaboration between NCH and world leader in orthopedics Hospital for Special Surgery, has appointed Justin Blohm as Vice President of the Musculoskeletal Center and Service Line. Most recently Blohm served in the same role at an orthopedic practice in Fort Myers, and prior to that was Chief Executive Officer at a medical group in Michigan. Blohm starts in the new role this week, reporting to HSS Florida CEO Tara McCoy and NCH Chief Operating Officer Jon Kling. He and David L. Helfet, MD, the HSS at NCH Medical Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the MSK service line.
Founded in 1863 and headquartered in New York City, HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center specialized in musculoskeletal health. HSS has been ranked no. 1 in orthopedics worldwide for the past four years by Newsweek, and nationwide since 2010 by US News & World Report. Dr. Helfet received the 2015 HSS Lifetime Achievement Award, is a past President of the National Orthopaedic Trauma Association and has published over 383 papers in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to over forty books.
HSS at NCH will bring world class care closer to home for the thousands of Southwest Florida residents affected by orthopedic conditions each year. The two organizations are collaborating to design and build the most advanced medical facility for HSS at NCH, at the North Naples Hospital campus. That facility will be more than 80,000 square feet and be a destination for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient musculoskeletal services, including a jointly owned and operated ambulatory surgery center, clinics, imaging, and rehabilitation services.
“As we embark on this exciting journey to bring world-class musculoskeletal care closer to home, we are thrilled to welcome Justin Blohm as our Vice President of HSS at NCH,” said Jon Kling, NCH Chief Operations Officer. “With his extensive experience and leadership in the orthopedic field, along with our collaboration with the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery, we are committed to creating a state-of-the-art facility that will transform the healthcare landscape in our region. Together with Justin and our dedicated team, we are poised to make a profound impact on the lives of Southwest Florida residents affected by orthopedic conditions.”
“Dr. Helfet and I are delighted to welcome Justin to the team at a particularly exciting time for HSS at NCH and our support for the people of Southwest Florida,” said McCoy. “The collaboration and response from the community are both exceeding our high expectations, and Justin’s expertise and leadership will help ensure we support excellence in clinical care and patient experience.”
Blohm said his sense of connection to the community will be as important as his professional experience.
“Quality of orthopedic care varies more widely than many people realize, and that has real implications for quality of life everywhere,” said Blohm. “More than most I understand the significance of what NCH and HSS are doing together and I am honored and excited to help realize the full benefit of that for the people of Southwest Florida and beyond.”
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the 14th consecutive year), No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024), and the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in NY, NJ and CT by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2023-2024). In a survey of medical professionals in more than 20 countries by Newsweek, HSS is ranked world #1 in orthopedics for a fourth consecutive year (2023). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has the lowest readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection and complication rates. HSS was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center five consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State, as well as in Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. In addition, more than 200 HSS clinical investigators are working to improve patient outcomes through better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat orthopedic, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The HSS Innovation Institute works to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, academic trainees, and consumers in more than 165 countries. The institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally. www.hss.edu.