St James Welcomes New Orthopedic Provider

December 16, 2020

HORNELL, NY – Leadership at St. James Hospital is pleased to welcome new orthopaedic provider, Heather Cox, F.N.P. who began on December 14. Ms. Cox specializes in diagnosing and treating upper and lower extremity injuries and illnesses, and has a special interest in spine conditions. She will see patients four days a week at the St. James Hospital Center for Orthopaedic Care in Hornell. “We are very excited to bring someone of Heather’s caliber to St. James,” said Shawn Valentine, director of St. James orthopaedics and rehabilitation. “She is a well-respected clinician and has extensive experience in treating pediatric and adult patients with sports injuries, soft tissue, and skeletal conditions.”

“We have a busy orthopaedic program at St. James,” said Marc O’Donnell, M.D., “and bringing Heather into our practice will help expand our capabilities and round out the program.” Ms. Cox received her masters nursing practitioner degree from SUNY Stony Brook and her bachelor of science in nursing from Keuka College. She has also served as an instructor at Alfred State College, and has spent much of her career in the Southern Tier as an orthopaedic and family nurse practitioner.

Ms. Cox joins physicians Marc O’Donnell and Paul Axtell at the St. James Hospital Center for Orthopaedic Care at 7309 Seneca Rd. Suite 107, Hornell. Patients and referring providers may call 585-385-3740 to make appointments.