Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
immaculate, a palace," is how Mary Vollmar describes a recent
stay away from home.
But she wasnít
describing an exclusive resort.
undergoing full knee replacement surgery at the Orthopaedic Hospital
didnít want to go home because I loved being there," she jokes.
"It was such a treat."
more and more patients in need of orthopedic surgery, are turning to
specialty, boutique hospitals like Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin
(an affiliate of Columbia St. Maryís) and the Midwest Orthopedic
Specialty Hospital (a division of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare).
Both focus on
orthopedic surgeries, including knee, hip and spine replacements. And
this vested interest in solely orthopedics is often a selling point.
focused on one thing (orthopedics), you can really hardwire that
process," explains Dan Mattes, president of Midwest Orthopedic
Specialty Hospital. "From an outpatient surgery to a total knee
replacement, we know exactly what type of patient it is. The
physicians play a huge role in the patientís experience, from the
time he or she walks in the front door to the time he or she
With just six
operating rooms at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and 10 at
Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, there is a unique commitment to
each patientís individual care. Plus, the hospitalsí absence of
trauma or terminally ill patients keep infection rates low.
general hospitals, in all honesty, donít have the ability to focus
on one service line over another because of their responsibility to
treat all problems," says Dr. Rory Wright, medical staff
president of Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. "All of our
resources, staff and physicians have one common goal ó providing the
highest quality of orthopedic care available." According to the
American Journal of Infection, both hospitalsí infection rates are
less than 1 percent, while the national average can be as high as 2.4
Hospital of Wisconsin
patient satisfaction is of utmost importance and a vital component of
each hospitalís business model. In 2011, six Midwest Orthopedic
Specialty Hospital surgeons received the prestigious Patientís
Choice Award. Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin won the Press Ganey
Summit Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and Midwest Orthopedic Specialty
Hospital also won the award in 2012. Winners must rank in the 95th
percentile in the Press Ganey patient satisfaction database for a
minimum of three consecutive years.
on the most important part of our business ó our patients,"
adds Brian Cramer, CEO of Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.
"They are the reason we exist, and they are the reason we are
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