Dr. N. Paul Morin Partners with Wythe County Community Hospital

May 2, 2016

Wythe County Community Hospital announced today that Wythe Physician Practices and West Ridge Orthopaedic & Surgical Specialists, the orthopaedic practice of Dr. N. Paul Morin, are combining operations to create a new Bone and Joint Center in Wytheville, Virginia. 

“Orthopaedic surgery is a growing need in our community, and Dr. Morin’s training and many years of surgical expertise have given him a great breadth of experience in a wide range of procedures that people in our region need,” said Chad Melton, chief executive officer of Wythe County Community Hospital (WCCH). “Our goal is to make Wythe County Community Hospital the number one hospital in the area for orthopedic surgery. We are very excited to partner with Dr. Morin and his team at West Ridge Orthopedic & Surgical Specialists and look forward to what the future has to hold.”

Effective May 1, West Ridge Orthopaedic & Surgical Specialists will change its name to reflect the continuity of care that is now offered throughout the system.  The new name will be Bone and Joint Center – Wythe Physician Practices.  The location and phone number will remain the same.

“I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to partner with the hospital so we can broaden the orthopaedic care in our region,” said Dr. Morin. 

Morin is a graduate of University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado. He completed his Fellowship in Reconstructive Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY.  Morin joined the medical staff at WCCH in 1992 and has served on numerous committees, board of trustees and chief of staff positions during his tenure at WCCH.

Morin will continue seeing patients at 1995 West Ridge Road, Wytheville.  For a referral or to schedule an appointment, call 276.223.1983.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield selected Wythe County Community Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community. Wythe County Community Hospital is recognized by Anthem Blue Cross/Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for meeting the robust selection criteria for knee and hip replacements set by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.