On Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 7 pm, St. John’s Medical Center will
present Dinner with a Doc at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole. The evening
will offer different perspectives on joint replacement, featuring the
expertise of two orthopedic surgeons and the experiences of patients who
have had joint replacement surgery.
Gus Goetz, DO, will discuss advances in hip and knee replacement and when
to consider these options. Dr. Goetz is medical director of the hospital’s
Peak Joint Replacement Program and has performed over 5,000 joint replacements.
Rafael Williams, MD, will discuss shoulder replacement options including
partial, total, and reverse shoulder replacements and the reasons to consider
them. Dr. Williams is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic
surgeon specializing in disorders of the shoulder.
Community member Ted Kimmel will be available to share his experience with
double knee and double hip replacements, and Judy Schmidt will offer her
perspective with shoulder and knee replacement surgery.
The evening will begin at 5 pm with a walk and informal discussion with
the doctors and panelists. The walk is held in partnership with Teton
County/Jackson Parks and Recreation. The dinner and presentation will
follow at 6 pm.
The menu includes salad, beef tacos, ranchers’ beans, Spanish rice,
fruit cup, and flan. The dinner is free for seniors, courtesy of St. John’s
Hospital Foundation, and $8 for guests. RSVP to the Senior Center at 733-7300.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380,
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The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic
support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s
Medical Center, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence,
and community wellness.