Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center Opens New Facility in Chesapeake’s Oakbrooke Business Park

New Center Offers Patients Easy Access to Orthopaedic Care, Pain Management and Rehab Therapysmoc-logo
New Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center in Chesapeake Offers Services Under One Roof

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chesapeake, VA – At the end of October, a new type of orthopaedic center opens in Chesapeake – one that integrated patient feedback for more services, easier access and more privacy. Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center is already established in the area, and will combine three of its offices into a state-of the art center in Chesapeake.

“We’re offering four different services at the new center, including orthopaedic, spine, physical and
occupational therapy and interventional pain medicine. It’s a continuum of care, from consults with
orthopaedists, to post-operative care, to rehabilitation services and pain medicine,” said Todd
Rauchenberger, SMOC Administrator.

Current and future patients will see many benefits from the new center, including cost savings, better
pain medicine and more services.

“Rather than paying a higher co-pay or higher deductible cost for an ambulatory surgery center, we
offer these pain medicine services at the office. It saves money for the patient, and it’s more efficient
because we aren’t sending them to a different office,” said Rauchenberger.

Pain relief is a big concern for people with orthopaedic conditions or injuries, particularly with increased
awareness of the highly addictive nature of many traditional pain medications. SMOC is using new
methods of relieving pain without narcotics. Injections into sore or damaged areas with steroids or
anesthetic can block pain. We can deliver medication right to the site of the injury,” said Rauchenberger.

The interventional pain medicine specialists have a wide range of tools to assist with pain, including
medical acupuncture and electro diagnostic testing. Finding an outpatient location for this is difficult,
and this new center will offer a unique combination of treatment and specialty care. Interventionalists
can help patients with persistent, chronic pain find solutions and also reduce their use of narcotics.

The new building includes a specific space for pain medicine, increasing SMOC’s ability to treat more
patients on site. Combining three separate buildings into one new building meant that a redesign of
office space could address long-time patient concerns.

The entrance includes an awning for the patient drop-off area provides cover from the weather, there
are no stairs to enter the building, with automatic doors leading to extra-wide hallways. Patient exam
rooms have sliding barn doors rather than swinging doors, making it easier to help people who are on
crutches or assisted mobility devices such as walkers or wheelchairs. The exam rooms are designed for
more privacy for pre-treatment clothing changes, and a doctor’s corridor around the outside perimeter
of the building to help protect patient confidentiality.

All of these changes for the SMOC practice are built on the foundation of expertise, serviced by over 120
physicians, physician assistants physical and occupational therapist and employees.

“All of our physicians are fellowship-trained, and specialize in orthopaedic care. We have a number of
highly experienced and specialized physicians for all joints, including spine, elbow, hip, ankle, wrist, knee
and shoulder. This new center offers state-of-the-art technology, such as fluoroscopy rooms for on-site
diagnostic, imaging and injection, and upgraded digital radiographic equipment to get our patients
moving again,” said Rauchenberger.

We begin seeing our patients in our new facility on October 31st.

Tours, interviews and additional renderings can be obtained by contacting Rachel Boas, at
rwilson@smoc-pt.com

SMOC has been providing quality orthopaedic services to southeastern Virginia for more than 33 years. Each member of this highly distinguished practice is fellowship-trained in their respective areas of expertise and participates in the activities of numerous prestigious medical associations. SMOC, Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Inc. was founded in 1984 and today includes specialty-trained orthopaedic, spine and pain medicine physicians, specialty trained physician assistants and physical and occupational therapists specializing in orthopaedic services, joint care and pain medicine.

www.smoc-pt.com

 

Official Press Release

October 6, 2016: Yupo Corporation of America- Manufacturing Career Fair

Yupo will host a Manufacturing Career Fair on-site at their Chesapeake facility for multiple openings in the following full-time positions– Manufacturing Support Technicians, Warehouse Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Purchasing Manager and Finishing Manager.  Applicants should bring a completed application, resume and be prepared for a possible on-site interview.  Inquiries should be made to 757-312-9876 or email: hr@yupousa.com

Event Details, click here

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Introducing eBUILD

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Ribbon Cuttings November 2015

Congratulations to our new businesses that had Ribbon Cuttings in the month of November!

Reginella’s Trattoria & Pizzeria

109 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 410-4979
http://www.reginellas.com/

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Spring of Life Chiropractic

1101 Battlefield Blvd N
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 560-7987
https://www.facebook.com/springoflifechiro/

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Tri-City Partnership Supports High Schools Students Interested in Mechatronics

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Thanks to a new partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Tidewater Community College and the City of Chesapeake, 27 high school freshmen will prepare to launch into an in-demand career in Mechatronics right after high school. The new dual-enrollment program began this fall with a mentor matching event on Oct. 30, 2015, which gave students the opportunity to connect with advanced Chesapeake manufacturing representatives. The program also included a scholarship drive among area manufacturers, bringing in $12,000 to help students pay for college courses while still in high school.

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The Roaring 20

Congratulations to Military Resale Solutions for being named as one of the fastest growing companies in Hampton Roads by Inside Business & Cherry Bekaert, LLP.  We are proud of our Chesapeake business!

Tri-City Partnership Supports High Schools Students Interested in Mechatronics

 

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Thanks to a new partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Tidewater Community College and the City of Chesapeake, 27 high school freshmen will prepare to launch into an in-demand career in Mechatronics right after high school. The new dual-enrollment program began this fall with a mentor matching event on Oct. 30, which gave students the opportunity to connect with advanced Chesapeake manufacturing representatives. The program also included a scholarship drive among area manufacturers, bringing in $12,000 to help students pay for college courses while still in high school.

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Ribbon Cuttings November 2015

Congratulations to our new businesses that had Ribbon Cuttings in the month of November!

Reginella’s Trattoria & Pizzeria

109 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 410-4979
http://www.reginellas.com/

IMG_6320

IMG_6348

Spring of Life Chiropractic

1101 Battlefield Blvd N
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 560-7987
https://www.facebook.com/springoflifechiro/

IMG_6317

 

Introducing eBUILD

eBUILD delivers 24/7 web access to the planning, development, and permits application process.

Take advantage of eBUILD and do the following:

  • Apply for over seventy different types of permits and services
  • Submit both engineering and construction plans for review and approval and allow digital mark-up capability
  • Track the status of your projects from site plan submittal to Certificate of Occupancy
  • Pay for permits and services through Official Payments
  • Schedule inspections and see results
  • Get permits and Certificates of Occupancy through your online eBUILD account
  • Reduce printing, travel and plan storage costs
  • Concurrent plan review by multiple departments

Access eBUILD at cityofchesapeake.net/eBUILD

 

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August 1, 2014: SBA Updates

 

Richmond District Office

Federal Government Meets Commitment to U.S. Small Businesses

Federal Government Meets Commitment to U.S. Small Businesses

By Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. Small Business Administration mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator

As mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), I am proud to announce our federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years, thanks to the SBA and President Obama’s commitment to increasing small business contracting opportunities. In Fiscal Year 2013, our government awarded 23.39 percent in federal contracts to small businesses which is $83.1 billion of eligible contracting dollars according to SBA’s Small Business Procurement Scorecard.

Advancement and progress continues in several small business prime contracting categories. The SBA has increased its efforts and collaboration with all federal agencies to broaden opportunities for our small businesses to compete and qualify for federal contracts. Furthermore, the Obama Administration has accelerated payments to small businesses through the “QuickPay” program so small business owners can maintain cash flow to grow their businesses. Additionally, the private sector’s equivalent, SupplierPay will support private sector contracting for small businesses.

We all know that when small businesses earn federal contracts, it’s a ‘win-win’ for small businesses, the innovative job creators who fuel the nation’s economy, and the federal government.

In this area alone, companies like Yorktown’s ITA International, LLC are part of this success.

My goal is to ensure our small businesses in the mid-Atlantic Region continue to gain federal contracts to expand their opportunities and fuel the American economy. Therefore, you may wonder: what can my small business do to earn a share of federal contracts?

One of the first steps in becoming a government contractor is to determine if your small business qualifies for government contracts on SBA.gov. If your small business qualifies, you will need to register your business with the federal government’s System of Award Management (SAM), the primary database of vendors doing business with the federal government.

Once you determine your business is small and register on SAM, you can contact Richmond District Office to answer any immediate questions and to help your business flourish. There are additional support programs for America’s small businesses such as:

The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program offers an inclusive and broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled by minority individuals. This program includes SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program, designed to connect successful firms with 8(a) program participants to establish your small business entrepreneurial success.

The ChallengerHer Initiative, a SBA partnership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express Open provides women a forum for discussion on federal contracting and connects women-owned businesses to one another to increase their small business network.

You can learn further about small businesses and federal contracting through the SBA classroom. The GC Classroom can be accessed at www.sba.gov/gcclassroom.

By using these tools, you can successfully navigate the federal contracting marketplace and propel your business and the American economy. The SBA is here to help you, so after exploring the various SBA tools above, make sure you contact your nearest SBA office for additional resources and counseling.

Under the leadership of Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the new SBA looks forward to being Smart, Bold, and Accessible to America’s small businesses as they are the backbone of our economy. Therefore, we will continue to work tirelessly to create opportunities and continue the President’s efforts for small businesses to secure government contracts.

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 8/1/14
Matthew Nowak
Public Affairs Specialist
matthew.nowak@sba.gov