Happy retirement, Elaine!

We are celebrating the 43-year career and recent retirement of our colleague Elaine Alderson. Elaine was the first employee when Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint opened its doors in January 1975.

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Known as “Mama Elaine” to our staff, she graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1967 as Valedictorian and began working as a legal secretary for then-Columbia law firm McFarland and Colley. She stayed home until her son started school and around that time is when Dr. Eslick Daniel was starting his new orthopedic practice in Columbia. She was hired by Dr. Daniel and stayed for over four decades. She retired as the office Business Manager, taking care of accounts payable and stepping in when needed to manage scheduling, employee payroll, and insurance.

Elaine has seen many physicians come through these doors, lived through several moves to different offices, and through it all stood strong as the familiar face everyone looked forward to seeing each morning.

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Elaine exemplifies honesty, trustworthiness, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We are sad to see her go, but we are forever grateful for her tenure here! Congratulations, Elaine!