Free Orthopedic Education Session Sept. 30 at Springfield Regional

– As part of its ongoing speaker series, Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center will present a free orthopedic education opportunity concerning the rotator cuff and the benefits of physical therapy. The event is scheduled for Sept. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. and can be attended either virtually or in-person at COhatch Springfield (101 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield.)

Physician assistant David Comer will be the event’s guest speaker. In addition to discussing the shoulder, rotator cuffs and the benefits of therapy, Comer will address the important role physician assistants can play in the process. Comer will answer participants’ questions at the end of the presentation.

Reservations are required for in-person attendance. To RSVP or to receive a link for virtual attendance, email Jacqueline Dahlberg at


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Mercy Health – Springfield is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health  one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s quality, compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland.  Mercy Health – Springfield, which includes Springfield Regional Medical Center and Urbana Hospital, has a mission to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. Mercy Health – Springfield is a comprehensive, regional health care system, known for quality, innovation, compassionate service and a caring culture. With two hospitals and numerous physician offices and care locations, Mercy Health ensures easy access to safe, effective, timely and cost-efficient care for every stage of life through a network of hospitals, nursing homes and retirement communities as well as rehabilitation and outreach services. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. To learn more, visit