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Slocum Center to Implement Upgraid™ by Mend

Most Preferred Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Oregon

Mend, a life sciences company operating at the intersection of nutripharma and digital behavioral health, announced today that the most preferred center for orthopedics and sports medicine in Oregon, Slocum Center, will be implementing Upgraid™ by mend, a best-in-class perioperative patient optimization platform for total joint arthroplasty. The Slocum Center is the official orthopedic sports medicine team of physicians for the University of Oregon Athletics and the Pacific Northwest’s premier provider of progressive orthopedic care. 

“We are excited to offer patients the Upgraid™ by mend platform as we believe this innovative program will extend our exceptional patient experience at Slocum,” says Dr. Steven Shah of Slocum Center. “As one of the surgeons who performed the research behind mend’s joint replacement perioperative supplement, we are looking forward to more patients benefiting from targeted supplementation and a more personalized care experience.” Mend is honored to offer our revolutionary approach to improving overall health and bringing clinically validated, targeted nutrition and doctor-approved care plans to the world-class team of surgeons and specialists at the Slocum Center. 

The Upgraid™ by mend digital health coaching platform and clinical nutrition program extends the care delivery model beyond the hospital setting to further recovery in the home and getting back on the field. Set up as an SMS-based and AI-enabled digital care platform, Upgraid helps clinics and hospital systems to streamline recovery beyond the hospital walls, alleviating the burden on providers. The remote monitoring will triage critical questions and minimize patient calls to the clinic through a team of registered nurses, which frees up staff and resources to focus on the in-clinic service. Through the program, patients receive hands-on coaching, guidance, support, and health monitoring by certified professionals.  

Earlier this year, mend launched a line of targeted, evidence-based, clinical nutrition products along with the mend digital health coaching platform and is proud to have the Slocum Center incorporate the new Upgraid™ platform into their patient care protocols. As leaders in nutripharma, mend was founded on the premise that nutrition and prevention are the basis for holistic health, bringing nature and science together through nature-powered nutritional products and a digital platform to extend the patient care experience beyond the hospital to accelerate healing and healthy living daily. For more information about the Slocum Center, please visit slocumcenter.com.

*Some of the physicians and surgeons at Slocum Center own stock or stock options in Mend. The Upgraid program was evaluated by an independent committee.