Orthopaedic Services expand at CCHS

November 1, 2018

For Immediate Release

ATLANTIC – Officials at Cass County Health System are pleased to announce the expansion of local orthopaedic services.  Effective November 1, 2018, Dr. Matt Weresh, orthopaedic surgeon, is increasing his schedule to be on-site three days each week. Zach Hollingsworth, PA-C, will expand his surgical physician assistant role to four days each week.  Both provide care at Southwest Iowa Surgery (SWIS) and Cass County Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Weresh has provided orthopaedic care for over 20 years, and specializes in hip and knee procedures, from total joint replacements to simple joint procedures.  He has been affiliated with Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1997, and has provided some outpatient care at Cass County Memorial Hospital for many of those years.  In 2017, Dr. Weresh began providing clinic, surgical and hospital care at CCHS two days each week.  Beginning November 1, CCHS will be his only practice site.


“My experience at CCHS has been great!  The OR staff is awesome – they worked with me to duplicate the process I used in Des Moines here in Atlantic,” Dr. Weresh noted.  “The environment and morale here are awesome.  Everyone is so helpful, so I am able to spend more time with patients and less on administrative work.  All the staff in the Southwest Iowa Surgery clinic have gone out of their way to make the transition easy for me – they’re the best!”


An Atlantic native, Dr. Weresh graduated from medical school at the University of Iowa in 1991 and went on to do his orthopaedic residency at Akron General Medical Center in  from 1991 – 1996.  He then did a one year fellowship in orthopaedic trauma before joining Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1997.


Zach Hollingsworth, PA-C, is a physician assistant specializing in surgical care.  He regularly assists Dr. Weresh and Dr. Chad McCance, general surgeon, with surgical procedures and inpatient follow-up care.  Zach also cares for patients in the SWIS clinic, coordinates with the surgeons to evaluate patients and clinical orders in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.  He assists in surgery and coordinates with hospital staff to ensure optimal outcomes for patients.


Zach earned his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Des Moines University in 2013. He began working with Dr. Weresh at DMOS in January 2018 before recently joining the staff at Cass County Health System.


Brett Altman, CEO, is very happy with the expansion of orthopaedic services by this team.  “Dr. Weresh is one of the premier orthopaedic surgeons in the Midwest, and we are so fortunate to have him on our team.  Having Zach here to support Dr. Weresh and his patients enhances those orthopaedic services so we can care for more patients in a timely, patient-centered way.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Matt Weresh, contact SWIS at 712-243-7535.  No referral is necessary.