On The Street
• Sports medicine surgeon Emily J.M. Monroe of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists in Alexandria co-authored an article proposing a new surgical technique for hip arthroscopy. "Periportal Capsulotomy: A Technique for Limited Violation of the Hip Capsule During Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement," written by Monroe and two colleagues, was published in Arthroscopy Techniques, an international, peer-reviewed publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America in February. Arthroscopic surgery can disrupt the hip capsule, the ligament structure covering the hip joint. The article proposes a new technique to avoid that problem.
• ALP Utilities has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2018. The recognition comes from the trade group American Public Power Association, which represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. In 2018, ALP customers experienced approximately six minutes of outage time compared to the regional utility average of 135 minutes. ALP operations manager Scott Deitz said the utility has replaced underground lines that were older and less reliable, and is working to move overhead wires underground. ALP serves a 35-square-mile area with approximately 10,000 electric meters.
• Paul Amundson, a financial consultant with Thrivent Financial in Alexandria, has received the 2018 Voices in Philanthropy Award from InFaith Community Foundation in Minneapolis. He was one of just 32 representatives nationwide to be recognized. Amundson was honored for helping clients put their values and charitable goals into action. InFaith Community Foundation is a national charity with a mission to serve donors, spread joy and change lives. Thrivent is a not-for-profit membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously.