Growing up outside Cleveland in the 1970s, Randy Voss spent plenty of time playing competitive sports on the football field and basketball court. He endured plenty of nicks and dings as a result, and often hobbled about on crutches, both during and after high school.
His ankles took the most abuse. “I had a lot of sprains,” he said, adding that he simply pushed through them. There wasn’t much in the way of sophisticated medical care, and slow healing wasn’t his goal anyway.
“You just tried to get back on the field as soon as you could,” Voss said.
Michael Tuffiash is the Quality Program Manager for the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics, overseeing the department’s patient reported outcomes, patient safety, and quality improvement programs and projects. With two decades of professional experience in applied social science research and program evaluation, Michael strives to further the growth and mission of the Department of Orthopedics through strategic reporting and management of our quality program support team. He also enjoys playing a variety of musical instruments, tinkering with vintage relics, and spending time in the great outdoors.
Sara Carlton is a Quality Program Assistant in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Orthopedics. She has a decade of clinical healthcare experience and strives to use that experience alongside her educational achievements to achieve improvements in the quality of healthcare service delivery. Sara also enjoys getting outdoors to hike, paddleboard, and photograph the beauty of Colorado with her husband and two dogs.