January 2015

Ms. Cheryl Talamo


Ms. Talamo has been working for Doylestown Hospital for the past 16 years and is currently the Director of the Orthopaedic Institute. She enjoys the challenge that coordinating a joint program presents. Ms. Talamo holds a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and her participation has been integral in AJRR's pilot studies.

Q: What made you decide to enroll your site in AJRR?

A: One of our physicians went to a national conference and encouraged us to explore joining the AJRR, even though it was still in its infancy phase. Without hesitation, we wanted to be involved in the registry. AJRR's purpose of improving quality of care was strategically in line with our Joint Program and Doylestown Hospital

Q: What benefits have you seen since joining the registry?

A: By being a pilot facility for Level II and Level III data, I have had the ability to see firsthand the benefits of the Registry. The Registry not only provides a database for implant tracking, but will have the ability for facilities to collect quality measures throughout the continuum for benchmarking.

Ms. Gwen Gratto-Cox


Ms. Gratto-Cox has been working for Southeast Georgia Health System for two years overseeing daily research activities and ensuring compliance with research protocols while enjoying the opportunity to assist physician investigators in offering cutting edge treatment options to patients in their own community.

Q: What do you enjoy most about AJRR?

A: AJRR has provided the orthopaedic community with a versatile and invaluable tool. With the option to enter data electronically, manually, or a combination of both, it is well suited for use with electronic health record systems of varying capability.

Q: Would you recommend enrollment with AJRR to others?

A: Absolutely! This is the best initiative for improving the outcomes of total joint replacement on both the local and national level.