Doctor William Capello honored


Dr. William Capello, an orthopedic surgeon, was honored last Wednesday at IU Health Saxony Hospital for his accomplishments in the field.

Included in the ceremony was the dedication of the Dr. William N. Capello Education Center at the Saxony location, 13000 E. 136th St. Community seminars, classes and training will be held there.

Capello’s 35-year career at the IU School of Medicine included a 20-year stint as professor of orthopedic surgery.

There to give remarks were Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and CEO of IU Health; Jonathon Goble, president and CEO of IU Health Saxony Hospital; Dr. John Fitzgerald, president and CEO of IU Health Physicians and executive associate dean for university clinical affairs with the IU School of Medicine; Dr. Michael Meneghini, director of joint replacement at IU Health Saxony Hospital and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery; and more.

Fitzgerald brought up patient surveys, pointing out, among other high numbers, that 100 percent of those who responded said Capello always treated them with respect.

“Bill Capello is an extremely accomplished hip surgeon who positively impacted our specialty for generations to come,” Meneghini stated in a news release.

Capello is internationally known and also is emeritus professor of the Indiana University School of Medicine.