Orthopaedic Associates names Clinical Operations Officer

For Immediate Release

February 7, 2019

Derek Shelton, Clinical Operations Officer

Evansville, Indiana – Orthopaedic Associates announces the promotion of Derek Shelton, APRN-BC to Clinical Operations Officer.  Shelton has been with Orthopaedic Associates for eight years as a Nurse Practitioner, and brings with him an expertise in patient satisfaction, clinical operations, and team management.

The Clinical Operations Officer will manage and oversee the daily operations of the clinical practice with administration of clinical protocols, integration of clinical process with affiliate health systems, and Human Resource management of direct reports including Scribes, Clinical Assistants, Advanced Practice Providers, and Radiology Techs.

“As we’ve continued to grow over the last decade, we realized a senior level position was needed to help our staff stay focused on patient care and positive outcomes,” says Jerry Blanton, Chief Executive Officer at Orthopaedic Associates.  “Derek’s background as a provider allows him an important perspective on maximizing patient experience, with efficiency and consistency.”

Shelton completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at University of Southern Indiana.  He is completing his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Murray State University.

“I’m looking forward to taking on this new role at Orthopaedic Associates,” says Shelton.
“This organization, its people, our patients have become like family over the past several years and I’m excited to continue my career with such a great team.”

Orthopaedic Associates (OA) is an independently owned and operated, full-service orthopaedic center. For over 75 years, OA and their dedicated surgeons have provided comprehensive orthopaedic care–diagnosis, surgery, and rehabilitation–to residents of Southwestern Indiana and the surrounding communities. Specialty areas include joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopaedic trauma, arthritis treatment, occupational injuries, microvascular and microneural reconstructive surgery, and arthroscopy.