New Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital Opens in Northwest Ohio
posted on: 11/28/2011
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2011 – A new hospital exclusively for treating patients with orthopaedic and spine conditions opened today in Toledo, Ohio.
The ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, a division of ProMedica Toledo Hospital, is the first specialty center of its kind in northwest Ohio. The facility has a staff of 17 orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, more than 70 registered nurses and other Toledo hospital doctors and medical staff, including hospitalists and physical therapists. All are specially-trained in orthopaedic and spine care.
Last month, area physicians, ProMedica employees and members of the community toured the new $33 million facility, located at 2901 N. Reynolds Road, on the Wildwood Medical Center campus which includes several physician offices, outpatient surgery center and Wildwood Athletic Club. The new facility spans 70,000-square-feet and includes the following:
There is growing demand for this kind of specialty. According to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2006), musculoskeletal symptoms (pain, stiffness, swelling, etc.) were the number two reason for doctor office visits. Also in the last decade, the volume of orthopaedic procedures, such as knee replacement surgeries, have doubled among baby boomers (ages 45-64).
The president of the ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, Holly Bristoll, says the facility was designed to ensure that patients experience the highest quality and most efficient care possible within a comfortable and healing environment.
“A great deal of thought went into the architectural design and construction of this new facility to ensure that it would meet patients’ special needs and offer the most conducive environment for them to get well,” says Bristoll. “For example, the hospital is one story for ease of patient and family flow; plus there are healthy menu items, dedicated patient care navigators and a private patient exit.”
This is ProMedica’s first all digital hospital, complete with electronic health records technology. Also, the building is environmentally friendly, from the lighting to the heating, ventilation and cooling systems. It was constructed using a 3D Building Information Modeling design to reduce waste and inefficiency in the design and construction.
For more information about ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Center, visit www.promedica.org.
ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital is a member of ProMedica, a mission-based organization that is ranked the No. 2 most integrated health system in the U.S. ProMedica was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization with nearly 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians and more than 306 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica serves more than 2.73 million patients annually and includes 11 hospitals; ProMedica Continuum Services with senior, hospice, rehabilitation, and integrative services; ProMedica Physicians, a network of more than 315 primary care and specialty physicians; and Paramount Health Care, the largest HMO in northwest Ohio. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.