Hospital gowns are out and workout clothes are in on Baptist Health Corbin’s Orthopedic Unit.
With a new focus on wellness, patients will be encouraged to take charge of their recovery and get moving – both in the hospital and once they go home.
Patients select a coach who comes with them to a surgery preparation class, then guides them through recovery. Coaches are key to encouraging patients to get moving, and continue once they return home.
Patients get dressed every day, donning loose-fitting clothing suitable for daily physical therapy sessions. Group therapy is conducted in the nearby Physical Therapy gym to develop camaraderie among the patients and some spirit of competition.
Six private rooms are reserved for patients recovering from joint replacement surgery (total knees or hips).
The unit cares for patients undergoing treatment, or recovering from surgery, including:
- Total joint replacement primarily knee and hip
- Hip fractures
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Rotator cuff repair
- Sports injuries
Orthopedic patients are cared for by nurses specially trained in orthopedics. Patient surveys consistently show a high level of satisfaction with the personal care and attention received.
Visiting hours are 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily.