The 2015 In Touch Legacy Award Presented to Dr. Alejandro Badia at the Excellence Awards Gala in Pembroke Pines

“In Touch with Today’s Work Comp Professionals” hosted its Excellence Awards Gala and recognized Dr. Alejandro Badia, world renowned Orthopedic Surgeon and Founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder, OrthoNOW® and co-founder of the M.A.R.C. center, with its prestigious In Touch Legacy Award. The event took place on May 1st at Pembroke Pines.

The Legacy Award celebrates individuals that successfully combine excellence with innovation to make a significant difference in their area of expertise or industry. Dr. Badia’s innovative vision and dedication toward the improvement of healthcare delivery has impacted many individuals and organizations in a noteworthy manner.

The creation of OrthoNOW®, the country’s only orthopedic urgent care franchise, is an outstanding example of innovation and excellence coming together to positively change the way health care is delivered. OrthoNOW® saves the injured workers time, his or her employer money, and returns the injured employee to work in a shorter period of time. The Orthopedic trained specialists at OrthoNOW® perform laceration repair, fracture care, and are specialized in treating all orthopedic injuries. OrthoNOW® has multiple on-site diagnostic capabilities, including Digital X-ray services, Fluoroscopy, MRI and laboratory services that can provide the one-stop shop accommodation that patients need and deserve. In addition, OrthoNOW® has incorporated technology in unique ways and created the OrthoNOW® Mobile App that allows companies to provide their HR departments with access to immediate specialist care and then with continuum of employee care and compliance with prescribed care protocols. 

Service is also at the core of the pillars of this important award, and Dr. Badia also exemplifies this principle in his dedication and commitment to giving back to the community.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Badia on this well-deserved recognition!

About Alejandro Badia, MD, F.A.C.S.:

Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Dr. Badia was educated at Cornell and NYU, trained in orthopedics at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center, a hand/microsurgery fellowship in Pittsburgh and trauma fellowship in Germany. Badia served as worldwide president of ISSPORTH and co-founded the world renowned Miami Anatomical research and training center (M.A.R.C.) and the Surgery Center at Doral. He recently launched OrthoNOW®, the only orthopedic urgent care center franchise in the country. He serves as CEO and Medical Director of the franchise’s flagship location in Doral, Florida which has a team of orthopedic specialists on staff that treat broken bones, sprains, torn ligaments and muscles, cuts, sports and workers compensation injuries. In 2014 alone, Dr. Badia was honored with a Legacy Award for his contributions to community and health care by the Doral Business Council, named a South Florida Business Journal Top 100 Power Leaders in Healthcare and a Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader by Diversity MBA Magazine. Additionally, OrthoNOW® was recognized as 2014 “Top Ten Franchise Opportunity” in healthcare by Entrepreneur magazine.

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