LANCASTER, Ohio (July 1, 2011) – When patients need to have total joint replacement surgery in Fairfield County and surrounding areas, they now have the opportunity to go to a state-of-the-art facility to receive care. The new Orthopedic Unit at Fairfield Medical Center is located on the sixth floor offering a comfortable environment designed specifically for patients recovering from orthopedic-related surgeries and injuries.
The unit offers Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons, Certified Orthopedic Nurses, spacious private rooms, a private dining area with a fireplace and flat screen TV, orthopedic massage, a hair salon, and much more. Specifically, the unit treats patients undergoing knee, hip and shoulder surgery, as well as orthopedic injuries including hip fractures. It also features 20 spacious rooms, leaving enough space for family to comfortably stay with their loved one during the recovery process. Patients benefit from pre-admission classes where their procedure is explained, they can ask questions, and even see and touch a model of the prosthetic knee or hip that will be implanted. Importantly, the new unit provides the latest pain control technology to best manage a patient’s discomfort following surgery.
When it comes to food, patients are given a menu to choose from with many options. Fairfield Medical Center Chef Jaime Brumbaugh also prepares a gourmet meal on the unit once a week in front of patients and families so that they can enjoy a uniquely different dining experience while recovering from surgery.
“We feel that this new unit is a model for patient care by combining state-of-the-art orthopedic care with the comfort of a smaller community hospital that is focused on having a connection with its patients,” said Cynthia Pearsall, Chief Nursing Officer at Fairfield Medical Center. “Our Orthopedic Surgeons and staff go above and beyond to bring the latest technology to decrease pain and improve patient satisfaction.”
As a result, overall patient satisfaction scores for orthopedic patients have been positively impacted and the unit currently has a 97% satisfaction rate.
“When you know you will be admitted to the hospital, you want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. This is especially true when it comes to orthopedic surgery. As a surgeon I want my patients to feel like they are at home, in a relaxing and calming environment, which helps them recuperate faster, and this unit does just that,” commented Mark D’Onofrio, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at Fairfield Medical Center.
For more information about Fairfield Medical Center’s dedicated orthopedic unit, or to schedule a tour, please call Tonya Nafzger at (740) 687-8276.
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