With orthopedics serving as a key service line for growth within our hospital operations business, Tenet’s San Antonio Market in Texas (Baptist Health System) completed an orthopedic expansion at North Central Baptist Hospital during the last quarter of 2016, which increases the number of operating rooms and the number of inpatient beds that are dedicated to orthopedic surgery.
The new three-story, 76,800-square-foot Baptist Orthopedic Hospital opened to patients on October 27, 2016, and offers patient-centered orthopedic care that address the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including joint replacement and arthritis, sports medicine injuries, arthroscopic surgery, spine treatment, and care and surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, knee, foot and ankle. Baptist Orthopedic Hospital is solely focused on providing musculoskeletal care, which provides our clinicians an environment to explore new innovative technology and surgical techniques, utilize specialized operating and treatment rooms, and advance the field of orthopedic research.
“The hospital stay is designed to get patients up and about as soon as possible,” said Dr. Sergio Viroslav, an orthopedic surgeon with Baptist Health System. “It’s also a research-oriented facility, so it is a place where doctors from around the area can come and learn the latest technologies and hone their skills. We’re very proud of it and think the community will be very proud of it.”
Modeled for high-quality patient care, the Baptist Orthopedic Hospital integrates:
• Early mobilization to prevent post-operative complications and improved outcomes;
• Innovative investigational techniques to regain range of motion for total knees;
• Post-operative physical therapy the day of surgery in most cases, and occupational therapy on post-op day number one;
• Continual education of patients and family members about the recovery process during the hospital stay, both at bedside and in the classroom; and
• A multidisciplinary team approach with surgeons, hospitalists, physical medicine specialists.