Orthopedic Patient Information
We're here to take care of you. As soon as patients are admitted to the unit after surgery, we begin the work of educating them and their family members, preparing them to continue their recovery at home. What we offer patients goes far beyond the technical expertise of our team. Our patients are at the center of all we do. We are not simply treating an orthopedic condition; we are caring for you.
We believe the more you know, the better you’ll do. That’s why each of us is happy to answer any question you or your family want to ask. We offer several classes that help you understand the surgery and recovery process associated with joint replacement and other types of orthopedic treatment. With more information, it’s easier for you to take an active role in your recovery.
Family Waiting Area
The family-friendly surgical services waiting area, close to the main lobby, features comfortable couches and chairs, televisions, and a child play area. Families can follow their loved ones progress from prep to surgery to recovery thanks to a tracking bracelet worn by each patient. In the waiting area, a big screen displays real-time reports on each patient’s progress, using a coded number for privacy. The patient’s bracelet communicates to a tracking device in the ceiling, relaying information to the board as each patient goes through Surgical Prep, to the OR, the recovery room and, for inpatients, to their rooms. A patient family liaison keeps families personally informed about the patient’s status.
The Spiritual Care department offers the care and support of an ecumenical staff that is attuned to all faith traditions. By focusing on the spiritual wellness of the whole person, the Spiritual Care staff provide comfort to patients and their families throughout their hospital experience. The Cardinal Keeler Spiritual Care Center on the first floor of the medical center features a chapel, interfaith room, a meditation garden, and music to provide comfort and peace to all. The Spiritual Care staff can be reached at 410-337-1109.