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Redwood Memorial Hospital Receives $180,000 in New Orthopedic Surgery Tools

02/23/2016
Redwood Memorial Hospital Receives $180,000 in New Orthopedic Surgery Tools

Eureka, CA (February 23, 2016) – Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna has received $180,000 in the latest orthopedic surgery equipment, thanks to the support of local donors.
The state-of-the-art Stryker power tools will enable the Redwood Memorial surgical suite to continue to offer the highest level of orthopedic care in the Eel River Valley.

The upgraded equipment was purchased with proceeds from the 6th annual Scramble for Redwood Memorial Hospital golf tournament Oct. 2 and the 34th Hooray for Hollywood Benefit Ball Nov. 7 in Fortuna. Both events were organized by the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic organization that benefits the hospital.

“I’m always blown away by the level of support we receive from our community, especially in the Eel River Valley,” said Paul McGinty, VP of Philanthropy for the St. Joseph Hospital and Redwood Memorial Foundations. “Whenever there’s a need, the Eel River Valley steps in and makes it happen.”

The new tools will be used by Christopher Walter, DO, an orthopedic surgeon with St. Joseph Health/Humboldt Medical Specialists, and his surgical team in Fortuna.

Benefits of the Stryker System 7 and Cordless Driver 4 include:

· Longer battery life, increasing efficiency in the operating room

· Lighter, ergonomically-correct hand pieces that decrease surgeon fatigue; and

· A sustainable sterilization system that reduces waste and costs

“We’re so thankful for the support of the Eel River Valley for these tools, which will allow the operating room to minimize downtime between procedures and enable a more streamlined process for patient care,” said Surgical Services Manager Adrienne Tindal-Schulz, RN, BSN.

With fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine and a special interest in the care of injured athletes, Dr. Walter offers a comprehensive array of orthopedic services utilizing minimally invasive techniques and a team approach to aid recovery for his patients. He provides comprehensive minimally invasive arthroscopic management of the hip, knee, ankle and shoulder disorders, fracture care, Anterior Supine Intramuscular total hip arthroplasty, minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty, and uni-compartmental knee Arthroplasty.


The Redwood Memorial Foundation helps support the development of charitable contributions and enhances community awareness of involvement opportunities with the hospital. Funds support the hospital’s priority capital needs, core programs, health education and new initiatives.

For more information about the Foundation or orthopedic care at Redwood Memorial Hospital, visit www.stjoehumboldt.org.




(Far left) Paul McGinty, VP of Philanthropy for the St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundations; (center left) Orthopedic Surgeon with St. Joseph Health/Humboldt Medical Specialists Christopher Walter, DO; and (center right) Surgical Services Manager at Redwood Memorial Adrienne Tindal-Schulz, RN, BSN, with members of the Redwood Memorial Hospital Foundation Board.

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