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Congratulations Caden Unzen – Name that Dog Winner

Congratulations to Caden Unzen of Hugo, Minnesota. The 11-year old was the “Name that Dog” contest winner and the OAHS mascot was officially dubbed “Scrubs”. Caden is the grandson of Sandy & Brad Hanson of Big Stone City, SD. As a winner, Caden was presented with a new bicycle. Scrubs and Caden are pictured with the new bike.

Lunch & Learn – Concussions & On-the-Field Injuries

“Concussions & On-The-Field Injuries”
with Dr. Casey Johnston, Orthopedic Specialist
from Glacial Lakes Orthopedic Center, Watertown, SD

Thursday, August 23
                          12:00 Noon

This presentation will include information on concussions and on-the-field injuries and will be informative to athletes, athletic directors, coaches and parents.

This FREE presentation and lunch will be held in the lower level of the Dialysis Building adjacent to Ortonville Area Health Services.

If you have questions or wish to pre-register, contact Donna Moberg, Marketing Specialist at 320/839-4138.
Registration not required, but preferred for planning purposes.


With specialists from three clinics, our orthopedic or “bone doctors” diagnose and treat broken bones, arthroscopy procedures, total joint replacment (knee, shoulder and hips). Several of these procedures can be performed right in Ortonville. Ortho visits are provided at least weekly by Dr. Michael Vener and Dr. Casey Johnston from Glacial Lakes in Watertown, SD, Dr. James Green from Morris, MN, and Dr. Gary Matthys from Fargo.

James Green, MD
Dr. James Green is an Orthopedic Surgeon from Morris, MN. He attended University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis), internship was completed at St. Mary’s Hospital (Duluth) and residence at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Green’s scope of practice includes treating and managing injuries of shoulders, knees, hips and fractures and some of the orthopedic surgeries are performed in Ortonville. Dr. Green provides outreach in Ortonville two Wednesdays per month.

Michael Vener, MD
Dr. Michael Vener is an Orthopedic Specialist from Watertown, SD. He attended University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis) and his internship and residence was completed at the University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinic, Department of Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Vener’s scope of practice is he provides surgery for knees, hips, carpal tunnel and shoulder problems. Areas of interest: trauma, sports medicine.  Some surgeries can be done in Ortonville including total joint replacement of the hip and knee Provides specialty clinics in Ortonville two times per month on Thursdays.

Casey Johnston, MD
Dr. Casey Johnston, Orthopedic Specialist, also hails from Watertown, SD. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha) and completed his residency at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha). He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.  Dr. Johnston treats and managed orthopedic injuries such as fractures, pain and injury to the shoulder, knee and hips. Some arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement surgery of the hips and knees can be done in Ortonville. Dr. Johnston provides specialty visits in Ortonville two times a month on Thursdays.

Gary Matthys, MD
Dr. Gary Matthys is an Orthopedic Surgeon from Fargo, ND. He completed his residence at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and his residence at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Medical Center. Dr. Gary Matthys of Matthys Orthopedics in Fargo, ND has joined the OAHS Medical Staff team to practice his specialties of office and surgical orthopedics. His practice includes a full spectrum of orthopedics with special interest in arthroscopy, reconstructive and replacement surgery as well as treatment of simple and complex fractures. Dr. Matthys provides specialty visits in Ortonville one time per month on a Monday.



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