Orthopedics Added to MCHC Services

Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is excited to announce the addition of Orthopedics to its list of services. Dr. Shehada Homedan, M.D. of Southern Iowa Orthopedic Services will provide an orthopedic clinic in the Specialty Clinic located at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics as well as perform orthopedic surgeries in our Ambulatory Surgery Department. This service, in a collaborative affiliation with three other southern Iowa hospitals, is designed to provide quality regional orthopedic care.

Dr. Homedan, a native of Jordan, completed the rigorous orthopedic surgery program at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, followed by an orthopedic trauma fellowship at the University of New Mexico Hospital, and an orthopedic adult reconstructive & orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Homedan became interested in orthopedics while doing his first surgical rotation: “The OR setting in itself is exciting and when you put that together with the challenges presented in orthopedics, I knew it was something I would enjoy. The instruments used in orthopedic surgery make it even more interesting.”

When making the choice of where to practice Dr. Homedan stated; “Choosing to live in Iowa was attractive to us. My family and I enjoy the rural setting, the area is nice, less crowded and away from the fast pace of the city. I think this is a good place to establish a successful practice and provide people with a service they need. When I interviewed at each of the facilities, Davis, Ringgold and Wayne County Hospitals, I found the staffs to be of a high-caliber, encouraging, open-minded, and flexible which makes it much easier for me and for the entire process to come together and be successful.”

Dr. Homedan is joined by his wife and four children. He is an avid soccer fan and enjoys playing and competing in soccer matches.

Dr. Homedan will see cases that pertain to most fractures, shoulder & knee arthroplasty, total knee and total hip replacements. Cases are seen with a referral from your personal provider. Providers interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Homedan may do so by contacting the nearest affiliated hospital at the following locations: Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, Albia, IA 641-932-2134; Davis County Hospital, Bloomfield, IA 641- 664-2145; Ringgold County Hospital, Mt. Ayr, IA 641-464-3226 or Wayne County Hospital, Corydon, IA 641-872-2260 ext: 259.