St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital selected as one of “60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review
Patricia Talbott jokes with St. Anthony’s Physical Therapy Assistant Steve Rieman during her rehabilitation session after having knee replacement surgery. Talbott traveled from Sarasota, Florida to have her orthopedic surgery at St. Anthony’s.
Patricia Talbott, 79, an Art Historian from Sarasota, Florida, took up ballroom dancing when she retired at age 62. She enjoys ballroom dancing whenever she can. Unfortunately, pain in her left knee has recently kept her from the ballroom dancing circuit in Sarasota. As she explained, “Ballroom dancers pivot on their left leg, so eventually most ballroom dancers have to have surgery done.” But after having knee replacement surgery at St. Anthony’s in late-July, she is looking forward to returning to the dance floor soon. “St. Anthony’s is the most wonderful hospital I have ever been to,” she said.
She selected St. Anthony’s on the recommendation of a ballroom-dancing friend from Sarasota who had both her knees replaced at St. Anthony’s last year. Talbott said, “I had to wait three months to get into the clinic to see Dr. [Peter] Bonutti, but it was worth the wait. St. Anthony’s lives up to everything Diane praised about it – it is just an incredible place. If I had to have my other knee replaced, it is the only place in the world I would want have it done.”
It would be no wonder to Patricia Talbott or other patients who have had their joint replacement surgeries at St. Anthony’s that the hospital was recently selected by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the "60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs." Becker's Hospital Review is a leading publication offering business and legal trends and guidance for hospital executives. Hospitals were included on this list based on exhibiting excellence in orthopedics, quality of service, outstanding local and national reputations and high volume of orthopedic cases.
St. Anthony’s is proud to partner with the following area orthopedic surgeons who specialize in knee, hip, shoulder, spine, neck, and hand surgery:
Peter Bonutti, MD
Daniel Dethmers, MD
Josue Gabriel, MD
Timothy Gray, MD
Frank Lee, MD
Lawrence Levethal, MD
Todd Wente, MD
These fine surgeons offer the latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques to help patients get back on their feet quickly. St. Anthony’s skilled surgery professionals assist the surgeon and the patient to provide the greatest of care and safety for each patient’s surgery and recovery.
To help patients prepare for their joint replacement surgery, St. Anthony’s offers a Bone and Joint Education Program, which helps relieve patients’ anxiety, improves patient outcomes, and speeds their recovery. The program prepares patients for their joint replacement surgery by discussing what will happen for them and their families before, during, and after surgery. For example, the class participants are given an opportunity to touch and hold the type of implant that will be placed in their knee or hip, practice breathing into an incentive spirometer – a device that helps prevent patients from developing breathing difficulties – and see a continuous passive motion or CPM unit, an apparatus that knee replacement patients wear intermittently during their hospital stay to improve range of motion.
St. Anthony’s also has a dedicated orthopedic surgical floor, with private rooms to provide increased comfort for our patients recovering from their orthopedic surgery. All of the rooms have comfortable furnishings, their own handicapped accessible bathroom, and a flat screen television.
Kristi Smith, St. Anthony’s Surgical Care manager, shared, “The nurses who serve patients on the Orthopedic Care floor are dedicated to providing the quality and compassionate care that patients deserve. Their knowledge of caring for orthopedic patients and their ability to collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals creates a smooth recovery process for patients to transition to a skilled care facility or to their home to continue their recovery,” she said.
One important factor to a person’s recovery following joint replacement surgery is physical rehabilitation. A physical therapy area is located on the Orthopedic Care floor so that patients can receive convenient and timely treatments. St. Anthony’s compassionate and well-trained physical therapists help patients gain their mobility back soon after surgery and give them the tools to get back on their feet.
For those patients who need additional recovery time before going home, St. Anthony’s Skilled Care Unit provides comfortable home-like surroundings with highly trained and caring staff. On the hospital’s Skilled Care Unit, patients can continue their recovery and therapy as well as enjoy more social surroundings with other residents. Once patients return to their homes, if they need extra help adjusting to their new life, St. Anthony’s Home Care staff can provide skilled health care in the home to help patients achieve full recovery.
The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team publicly solicited recommendations for the list and every institution included underwent substantial review. Hospitals do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Becker's Hospital Review is an online and print publication focused on providing healthcare-related business and legal news and analysis for hospital C-suite executives.
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