ARCADIA, Calif. – (April 27, 2017) – Methodist Hospital of
Southern California will open a new Joint and Spine Pavilion on April
30 that will enable the hospital to better collaborate with surgeons to
provide customized orthopedic care for patients, leading to optimal outcomes
and a more active lifestyle.
Methodist Hospital already offers a full range of high quality surgical
orthopedic services, so the new Joint & Spine Pavilion will further
enhance the hospital’s outstanding orthopedic care, which includes
total joint replacement, spine surgery, fracture care, and physical rehabilitation.
The Joint & Spine Pavilion features 24 beds with many amenities. Local
dignitaries, physicians, nurses and hospital staff cut the ribbon at the
new Pavilion on Thursday night.
“The Methodist Hospital Joint & Spine Pavilion will be staffed
by specially-trained nurses and therapists and will provide a wellness-based
approach to care and recovery,” said Hospital President and CEO
Dan Ausman. “Our goal with the new Pavilion is to provide tailored
orthopedic care so patients are able to rehab and get back to their normal
lifestyle as quickly as possible.”
Care for both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic procedures begins before
the patient is admitted to the hospital. Pre-surgical education, care
coordination, and rehabilitation planning are provided by caring and knowledgeable
“Our specially-trained nurses, physical therapists, occupational
therapists, and dietary staff educate and support patients as they move
through recovery,” Ausman said.
Much of the funding for the new unit was generated at the hospital’s
23rd annual Mardi Gras Food Fest in February at Santa Anita Park, an event
sponsored by Methodist Hospital Foundation. More than 800 guests attended
the celebration, which raised $145,000 for the new Joint & Spine Pavilion.
About Methodist Hospital: Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital of Southern California is a full-service
community hospital with 348 licensed beds. Methodist Hospital recently
received a tremendous honor when Medicare awarded the hospital with its
third consecutive five-star rating for overall hospital quality. Methodist
Hospital is the only hospital in Los Angeles County to receive 5 stars
from Medicare during all three rating periods since 2016. The hospital
offers advanced cardiovascular services including cardiac surgery, cardiac
catheterization, electrophysiology, plus interventional radiology for
state-of-the-art care provided to stroke patients. Methodist Hospital
is designated by Los Angeles County as both a heart attack and stroke
receiving center, as well an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics.
The hospital also offers a variety of services in orthopedics, neurosurgery,
cancer care, obstetrics, and many other medical specialties. More than
50,000 patients are treated annually in the Emergency Department, while
the hospital typically has more than 16,000 inpatient admissions each year.
The Methodist Hospital team cuts the ribbon on the new Joint & Spine
Pavilion which opens April 30. From left: Chief of Staff Stephen Soldo,
MD, VP/CNO Bobbie McCaffrey, VP/Clinical Integration Debbie McCoy, Orthopedic
Service Line Director Kelly Watson, SVP/Chief Strategy Officer Cliff Daniels,
SVP/COO Steve Sisto, orthopedic surgeon and former Chief of Staff Rishi
Garg, MD, orthopedic surgeon John Quigley, MD, Board Member Andy Lee,
MD, Chairman of the Board Bill Lewis, Foundation Board Member Richard
Bukata, MD, orthopedic surgeon Shane Pak, MD.
Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson presents a Certificate of Commendation to
SVP Cliff Daniels during ribbon cutting ceremonies.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies
The office of State Assemblymember Ed Chau presented a proclamation.
The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce presented a Certificate of Achievement
to the hospital team.
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