The Longview orthopaedic surgery center, which specializes in orthopedically challenged children, is owned by the family of Dr. Jeffrey and Julie Longview, who are both active in the orthopedical community.
The couple, who live in Los Angeles, have been active in orthopsychiatry and had their own surgery center.
Longview is one of several hospitals in the country that has been struggling to attract and retain top-tier orthopedists.
Last year, the hospital reported that it lost $1.2 million on operating room sales and other costs due to an increase in the number of people seeking orthopedist care.
The Longviews’ business has been adversely affected by the increased demand for orthopedism services in general.
According to the hospital’s CEO, Dr. John A. Williams, a major part of the problem has been the high costs of care.
“When you look at what’s happening, we’ve been getting very good at treating children who’ve had chronic injuries, who’ve been in accidents, who have been in serious illnesses,” Williams told NBC News.
“But it’s not just in our business, it’s in the other orthopedies, too.
When we lose one of our top doctors, it affects everybody else’s business.”
The Longsteys have had their share of health issues, too, including a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.
The disease can lead to severe complications and even death.
The hospital’s parent company, the Orthopedics Corporation of America, has also faced financial challenges in recent years, including bankruptcy.
In April, the company filed for bankruptcy protection.
The two parents of two sons have two children under the age of 18.
According, to NBC News, the Longstees are the oldest members of the Longfield family and have four children together.