Jennie Stuart Health Orthopaedics offers the latest in comprehensive treatments.
We are equipped and certified to provide total joint replacement surgery for knees, hips, and shoulders, as well as surgery and care for everything from broken bones to sports injuries along with many other conditions.
Patients requiring one or more nights to recover stay in our Orthopaedics Unit, located on the 8th floor of the hospital. Meanwhile, outpatient procedures, including torn cartilage and many sports-related injuries, are typically performed at the Jennie Stuart Ambulatory Surgery Campus.
Spacious patient rooms
The Orthopaedics Unit has large private patient rooms, many of them large enough to hold the rehabilitation equipment used with our total joint replacement patients during their recovery.
The size of the rooms, which is the equivalent of a traditional semi-private room, allows physical therapy sessions to take place in the room. We believe for the sake of comfort and convenience, it’s better for those sessions to take place in the patient’s room, rather than moving patients back and forth between other areas of the hospital.
Comprehensive Care Team
The unit is staffed by RNs, LPNs, and nurse technicians who are always available for patients. At the beginning of each shift, the new staffers on duty post their names and phone extensions in each room. Then throughout their shifts, they visit the rooms hourly to monitor patient progress.
In addition, every patient is cared for during their recovery by an interdisciplinary Case Management team. This team is comprised of the following medical professionals:
- Orthopaedic surgeon
- Staff nurse
- Physical therapist
- Case manager
- Medical staff coverage
Together, this team maps out a recovery program for each patient, both during the hospital stay and after their discharge.
Getting home care right
Recovery does not end when the patient leaves the hospital. This is taken into consideration when we create the recovery plan for each patient.
If a patient needs equipment like a walker, bedside commode, or cane, we make arrangements for that equipment and can even have it delivered to the patient’s home before they are discharged. We want to make sure there are no gaps or setbacks in the recovery program.
The Orthopaedics Unit wants to be an active leader in providing consistent, high-quality care to people of all ages, in all stages of injury, recovery and health.
As time and technologies change, we will continue improving our systems and processes.