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Two Local High School Athletes Recognized for Exceptional Leadership and Commitment Both On and Off The Field

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Tampa Bay Newswire

November 15, 2018
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Two Local High School Athletes Recognized for Exceptional Leadership and Commitment Both On and Off The Field

Head Coaches for Cross Country and Soccer of Steinbrenner High School nominated their team captains to be recognized by Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s (FOI) Athlete of the Week program for demonstrating outstanding leadership and team playing qualities on and off the field.

FOI is proud to announce that Davis Bly and Madison McElhone have won the Athlete of the Week award for the week ending November 16, 2018.

Bly is a senior cross-country athlete whose athletic goal this year is to capture the State Cross Country Championship as a team. Personally, he aspires to improve his time. Allison Ennis-Szponar, Head Coach for the Boy’s Cross-Country Team had high praises for Bly.

“Davis, a senior captain is typically our top runner on the team. At the County meet, he was passed by a couple of teammates. After the race, he was more excited for his teammates who broke their personal records and the fact that his team won the championship, where most would be saddened over their own struggle. Davis boasts a 5.8 GPA, as well as logging over 100 community service hours running with dogs from the Humane Society. He is a member of National Beta Club and National Honor Society,” Ennis-Szponar said.

“Throughout my running career, I’ve learned to enjoy working hard to accomplish my goals. My advice would be to always strive to be the best, and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. Value teamwork and enjoy the journey,” Bly said.

McElhone is a senior soccer player whose athletic and personal goals this year are to lead her team through Districts and on to a successful State-run, as she works toward an individual college soccer opportunity. Shannon Scott, Head Coach for the Women’s Soccer Team recognized her hard work and great attitude.

“Madison is an extremely hardworking athlete. She is a four-year starter for the Warriors and a senior captain. When she’s on the field, there’s nobody that will outwork her. When she is on the bench, she’s the first person to support the girls on the field. She is an all-around athlete from the classroom to the field. Madison is a very humble yet hungry athlete who is always looking to better herself and the team,” Scott mentioned.

“Many view leadership in so many different ways. Some consider leadership as a title which allows them to boss around others. I consider leadership an honor and duty to help support and mentor others to a greater goal,” says McElhone. “I once read the definition of leadership is the ability to empower those around you to far exceed their goals to levels they perceived as unreasonable. I can only assume throughout life, there will always be opportunities for individuals’ accolades and awards, however, very few times are you afforded the opportunity to lead and provide a positive impact to a team or group in such a rewarding manner. My hope is to walk away at the conclusion of this season, looking back not only at wins or losses, but also with the confidence that I have helped inspire underclassmen with positive examples of leadership, that they may adopt in their years ahead, paying it forward. Having worked through these challenges and opportunities will have me ready to take on the challenges of a college soccer career.”

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign is designed to focus on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Junior and Freshman Athletes from Leto High School Recognized for their Leadership and Commitment

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Junior and Freshman Athletes from Leto High School Recognized for their Leadership and Commitment

Athletic Director and Assistant Principal of Leto High School Babita Artabasy nominated both athletes to be recognized by Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s (FOI) Athlete of the Week program for demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities on and off the game.

FOI is proud to announce that Coriean Canada and Catie Beckman have won the Athlete of the Week award for the week ending November 9, 2018.

Canada is a junior cross-country athlete whose athletic goal this year is to make it to Regionals and State. Personally, Canada looks forward to joining the United States Marine Corps when he graduates. Artabasy had great praises for the young athlete.

“Coriean Canada has displayed leadership on multiple levels. Mr. Canada is a leader in NJROTC along with running cross country and playing football. Our ROTC program is involved in our toys for tots event, among other community service projects that Coriean is part of. This young man displays the characteristics of a great leader,” Artabasy said.

Canada had some encouraging words for other athletes.

“Never give up on yourself or your team, and that no matter how much you’re struggling, there is always someone struggling more,” he said.

Beckman is a freshman swim athlete whose athletic and personal goals this year are to improve her swimming techniques and become faster while maintaining her 4.0 GPA.  Artabasy exalted her team player attitude.

“Catie is new to Leto swimming and has been a great asset to the team,” Artabasy said. “Even though the swim team may be small, Catie is constantly trying to improve herself and her teammates. She was supportive towards her teammates at every race, every event.”

Beckman reminded other athletes to stay focused.

“I’ve learned that you need to figure out what’s most important for you,” she said. “For example, school always comes first to me, so I’m learning to slowly integrate swimming into my regular life. If I lost sight of what’s important, I’d become lost with what I should focus on most. What keeps me on the right track is that I’m a student-athlete, not an athlete-student. This reminds me that school comes before sports at all times.”

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign is designed to focus on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.


Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Senior Volleyball and Football players from Robinson High School earn Athlete of the Week Honors

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Senior Volleyball and Football players from Robinson High School earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Tampa, Fla. – October 30, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce its Athlete of the Week award winners for the week ending November 2, 2018. This week’s winners were recognized by their respective Head Coaches for their leadership and commitment to their teams. Kristin Werdine is a senior volleyball team captain, and Louis Kirchgessner is one of the Football team captains.

Werdine was nominated by Head Coach Ashley N. Johnson, to earn this week’s award for displaying outstanding leadership qualities on and off the court.

“Kristin is a 4-year varsity senior and has led this team since she was a freshman. Kristin not only leads on the court but also in the classroom. She is in an intensive IB program and maintains an unweighted 3.95 GPA.  She is a leader among classmates and president of Best Buddies and a member of the National Honor Society. Her athletic and academic fervor paid off as she will be attending Clarkson University in upstate New York on a volleyball and academic scholarship,” said Johnson.

Werdine had some inspiring words for other upcoming athletes.

“Push through!  It will be hard but, in the end, there won’t be anything more satisfying than truly succeeding in something you have worked so hard for.  Don’t stress yourself out too much – one bad grade or a bad game won’t ruin your life.  Recollect, work hard and go out and try again.”

Kirchgessner was nominated by Head Football Coach Craig Everhart to earn this week’s award for his tireless efforts in leading his team and staying positive.

“In a close, tough district loss to Middleton, Louis stepped up to help keep the team focused and helped us to move forward to the next game. One of the hardest things for high school student-athletes to deal with is defeat in a world of social media where everything is not always what it seems.  In the face of defeat, Louis rallied the troops after the game to help keep a positive vibe for a program that is building a new culture,” Everhart said.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign was designed to focus the attention on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Bloomingdale High School seniors receive Athlete of the Week Honors

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Bloomingdale High School seniors receive Athlete of the Week Honors

Tampa, Fla. – October 16, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce its Athlete of the Week award winners for the week ending October 19, 2018. This week’s winners were recognized by their respective Head Coaches for their leadership and commitment to their teams. Jonathan Owen is one of Bloomingdale’s team captains for cross country and Tessa Pignataro is a leading member of the school’s volleyball team. Both students have outstanding goals for their senior year. Owen wants to make it to the state finals and Pignataro hopes to lead her team to win a district championship.

Owen, nominated by Head Coach Jennifer Beach, earned this week’s award for displaying leadership qualities. Beach had high praise for this young runner.

“Jon is an amazing team player and leader! He is one of our team captains this year. He leads the team on and off the race course. He supports everyone on the team and encourages our new and younger runners,” said Beach. “He just recently won the Flrunners.com Invitational and led the team to a close 2nd overall finish. He has worked since his first year with us to set the best example and his hard work has paid off!”

“I first started running in my freshman year and was really inspired by the juniors and seniors, mainly Bo Benik and Colin Boutin. Not only was I inspired by how well they did, I was also inspired by their dedication and how well they led the team. I really want to go to States one time before I graduate and this is the last chance I have,” said Owen.

Tessa Pignataro was nominated by Head Volleyball Coach Justeen Coulson for her efforts in leading her volleyball squad.

“Tessa is one of the hardest working kids I have ever coached. Tessa shows up every day committed to excellence and committed to her team. She is a selfless athlete that understands the true concept of the word teammate. I am so impressed with Tessa on a daily basis and I know she will succeed in anything she sets her mind to because she already does that every day as a high school student,” Coulson said.

“As a Senior, I would like to carry on the legacy of winning districts. It would make it the third year in a row of winning the championship. I want my team to accomplish this goal. If we play to our full potential, we are more than capable of winning,” said Pignataro.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign was designed to focus the attention on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.


Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Volleyball Starter and Swim Team Captain from Brandon High School receive Athlete of the Week Honors

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Volleyball Starter and Swim Team Captain from Brandon High School receive Athlete of the Week Honors

Tampa, Fla. – October 9, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce its Athlete of the Week award winners for the week ending October 12, 2018. This week’s winner of the Team Player Award is freshman volleyball player from Brandon High School Yomaris Rodriguez-Castell. The Leadership Award goes to swim team captain Jason M. Williamson, also from Brandon High School.

Both Rodriguez and Williamson were nominated by Athletic Director Ronald Buffano who recognized the athletes’ skills and performance in their respective sports.

“Rodriguez-Castell is only a freshman on the varsity volleyball team. She is a starter and is currently second overall in the State for 7A in hitting percentage and kills per game. She is also fourth overall in the State for all classifications 1A – 8A in hitting percentage and kills per game. Her skills just keep on amazing us every day”, said Buffano.

As for Williamson, the Athletic Director highlighted, “He is the boys swim team captain and a role model to his peers. Jason helps the team by mentoring newer swimmers and helping them to learn the different strokes. He performs well academically and has many goals after he graduates.”

The Leadership Award winner Jason M. Williamson said “The key to going the distance to me is discipline and consistency. My best advice for others is, ‘if you receive an 85 on a test you shouldn’t celebrate, you should figure out the 15 percent you missed. Work first and play second.”

The FOI Athlete of the Week – Team Player Award is given each week to a Hillsborough County high school athlete whose coaches feel does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team, and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Athletes who earn the FOI Athlete of the Week – Leadership Award must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative on and off the court, and serve as a role model for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Sickles High School Student-Athletes Honored for Their Leadership and Teamwork On and Off the Field

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Sickles High School student-athletes honored for their leadership and teamwork on and off the field

Tampa, Fla. – October 2, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce its Athlete of the Week award winners for the week ending October 5, 2018. This week’s winner of the Team Player Award is senior volleyball player from Walter J. Sickles High School Adrienne Villanueva. The Leadership Award goes to senior football safety defensive back Lucas Collins, also from Walter J. Sickles High School.

Adrienne Villanueva was nominated by her Head Volleyball Coach Gary Jones. Jones had high praises for the young athlete, “Adrienne is the epitome of a leader on and off the court. In the classroom, she carries a weighted GPA and is greatly involved in collaborating with classmates to ensure success. On the court, she is a leader not only by her stats but also as a floor general. Outside of school, she volunteers her time at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is an amazing student-athlete that is an example of balance and service”.

Lucas Collins was recognized by his Football Head Coach Patrick Murphy. “Lucas has a strong work ethic. He is a leader on and off the field and is always willing to sacrifice himself for better of the team. He is humble and disciplined in all aspects of life”.

For these young athletes, winning the FOI Athlete of the Week Award is the first of many goals they are looking to achieve this year and after high school. Both students are among the top of their class and their character promises a great future.

“My main goal is to play Division 1 Football. When in college, I plan on studying to become a nurse practitioner,” said Collins.

“If I would give advice to anyone it would be to really be involved with what you love to do. As stressful as it is trying to deal with my life, there’s not one day that I regret ever getting involved in everything I am right now. Although it gets hard at times, at the end of the day it’s all worth it. Getting to do something you love every day is such an amazing feeling and experience you can look back at for the rest of your life,” Villanueva stated.

The FOI Athlete of the Week – Team Player Award is given each week to a Hillsborough County high school athlete whose coaches feel does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team, and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Athletes who earn the FOI Athlete of the Week – Leadership Award must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative on and off the court, and serve as a role model for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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FOI Athlete of the Week Honors Football and Cross-Country Athletes from Seffner Christian Academy

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FOI Athlete of the Week Honors Football and Cross-Country Athletes from Seffner Christian Academy

Tampa, Fla. – Sept. 18, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce its Athlete of the Week award winners for the week ending September 21, 2018. This week’s winner of the Team Player Award is junior football starting quarterback from Seffner Christian Academy Isaiah Knowles. The Leadership Award goes to freshman cross-country athlete Emelia Huebner, also from Seffner Christian Academy.

Knowles and Huebner were nominated by Head Football Coach Travis Puleo and Assistant Athletic Director Andy Holmes respectively for pushing themselves and their teammates to higher levels of performance. Both were recognized for being exemplary teammates and strong students.

For Knowles and Huebner, winning the FOI Athlete of the Week Award is the first of many goals they are looking to achieve this year.

“As a quarterback and team captain, my goal is to be better individually than last year, in both the game and as a leader. Personally, I want to grow stronger as a young man and become a better teammate,” said Knowles.

“This year I would like to reach state again and improve my place over last year. I never give up or miss a practice, even if it’s 100 degrees or pouring rain. Being part of a team with great friends is the most rewarding thing of all,” stated Huebner.

The FOI Athlete of the Week – Team Player Award is given each week to a Hillsborough County high school athlete whose coaches feel does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team, and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Athletes who earn the FOI Athlete of the Week – Leadership Award must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative on and off the court, and serve as a role model for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Froelich and Kaszuba Earn the First FOI Athlete of the Week Honors

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Froelich and Kaszuba Earn the First FOI Athlete of the Week Honors

Tampa, Fla. – Sept. 11, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce its Athlete of the Week award winners for the week ending September 14, 2018. This week’s winners are Justin Froelich, senior football athlete, and Samantha Kaszuba, senior volleyball athlete, both from Cambridge Christian School. Froelich earned the Athlete of the Week – Team Player Award; Kaszuba is the recipient of the Athlete of the Week – Leadership Award.

Both Froelich and Kaszuba earned high praise from their Athletic Director at Cambridge Christian School.

“Justin is a committed, hard-working student-athlete” said Mark Butler, athletic director at Cambridge Christian School. “Over the first few games of the football season his stats are: 11 receptions; 223 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He shows leadership and has a very coachable attitude!”

“Samantha has done an excellent job this season. She is stepping up as a leader in her senior year and doing a great job representing our program both on and off the court. She’s taking five AP classes and still makes time to excel in her sport”, stated Butler.

The FOI Athlete of the Week – Team Player Award is given each week to a Hillsborough County high school athlete whose coaches feel does his or her best to put direction into action, make a significant contribution to the team, and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Athletes who earn the FOI Athlete of the Week – Leadership Award must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative on and off the court, and serve as a role model for his or her peers.

For an archive of previous award winners, please follow this link.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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MRI Diagnostic Equipment Innovation

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s New Brandon Location

to Feature Innovative MRI Diagnostic Equipment

Tampa, Fla. – September 10, 2018 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s new Brandon location will feature Toshiba Medical’s new Vantage Titan™ 1.5T MRI machine, which includes the MR Theater. This state-of-the-art machine gives patients an immersive virtual experience and a visual focal point to distract them from the exam and is the first installation in West Florida. The MR Theater encourages patients to relax and stay still, enabling clinicians to produce efficient, high-quality imaging.

The MR Theater projects peaceful, virtual reality images onto a dome-shaped screen inside the bore. The images move with the patient table for continuous display, and the visual experience helps clinicians put their patients at ease. Combined with Toshiba Medical’s Pianissimo™ quiet scan technology, which helps reduce acoustic noise during the MR exam, patients are able to listen to in-ear audio as the MR Theater provides continuous projections for a truly engaging experience.

“Toshiba Medical’s new MR Theater helps our patients address some of the biggest challenges faced with MR imaging – claustrophobia and patient anxiety,” says Roy Sanders, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. “By putting patients at ease, our trained clinicians can complete MR exams quickly and capture the high-quality images needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment, all while increasing patient satisfaction.”

Florida Orthopaedic Institute moved a new, larger facility in Brandon to accommodate its growing practice. The FOI building is the anchor tenant at the Brandon Gateway Medical Plaza located at 560 S. Lakewood Drive. The 29,000 square-foot facility replaces the 13,000-square foot location on East Brandon Boulevard.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Expands to New Facility in Brandon

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Florida’s Largest Orthopaedic Group

Expands to New Facility in Brandon

Florida Orthopaedic Institute moves to a 29,000 square-foot facility to accommodate growth and need for care of patients in community

TAMPA, Fla. (September 10, 2018) – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) today opened a new, larger facility in Brandon to accommodate its growing practice. The FOI building is the anchor tenant at the Brandon Gateway Medical Plaza located at 560 S. Lakewood Drive. The 29,000 square-foot facility replaces the 13,000-square foot location on East Brandon Boulevard.

“We’re excited to expand our Brandon medical center so that we can treat patients more efficiently and maintain a level of care they have come to expect at Florida Orthopaedic Institute,” says Marc Katzin, chief operating officer. “The facility will include the newest technology and treatment options so that patients can receive all of the care they need at one location,” added Katzin.

The new Brandon location will feature Orthopaedic Urgent Care, one of only two facilities offering those services in the area. With faster service and lower cost than an emergency room, Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Urgent Care is open during both regular business hours and extended hours Monday through Saturday. No appointment is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Patients experiencing an unexpected bone, joint or muscle injury, can visit the only urgent care centers in Tampa Bay specializing in orthopedics.

Other features of the new facility include 30 exam rooms, x-ray and MRI machines. The facility will have Toshiba Medical’s new Vantage TitanTM 1.5T MRI machine, which includes the MR Theater. This state-of-the-art machine gives patients an immersive virtual experience and a visual focal point to distract them from the exam. The MR Theater encourages patients to relax and stay still, enabling clinicians to produce efficient, high-quality imaging. Patients will also be able to receive physical and occupational therapy at the new location.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute will be the primary tenant occupying more than half of the Plaza’s 53,000 square feet. FOI partnered with the developer, builder and property manager Ryan Companies US to build the center. Rojo Architecture designed the space and Collier Arnold is the real estate broker.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is one of Florida’s largest orthopedic groups, providing expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, anesthesiology, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine, urgent care, and weight management, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, an urgent care center in South Tampa, and 10 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Brooksville, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.

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