Methodist Hospital Opens Joint, Spine Pavilion

The Methodist Hospital team cuts the ribbon on the new Joint and Spine Pavilion that opened Monday. From left are Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson, Chief of Staff Dr. Stephen Soldo, Bobbie McCaffrey, Debbie McCoy, Kelly Watson, Cliff Daniels, Steve Sisto, Dr. Rishi Garg, Dr. John Quigley, board member Dr. Andy Lee, Chairman of the Board Bill Lewis, Foundation board member Dr. Richard Bukata and Dr. Shane Pak.
The Methodist Hospital team cuts the ribbon on the new Joint and Spine Pavilion that opened Monday. From left are Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson, Chief of Staff Dr. Stephen Soldo, Bobbie McCaffrey, Debbie McCoy, Kelly Watson, Cliff Daniels, Steve Sisto, Dr. Rishi Garg, Dr. John Quigley, board member Dr. Andy Lee, Chairman of the Board Bill Lewis, Foundation board member Dr. Richard Bukata and Dr. Shane Pak.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California opened a new Joint and Spine Pavilion on Monday that will enable the hospital to better collaborate with surgeons to provide customized orthopedic care for patients.
The new Joint and Spine Pavilion will further enhance the hospital’s orthopedic care, which includes total joint replacement, spine surgery, fracture care and physical rehabilitation. The new facility features 24 beds with many amenities. Last week, local dignitaries, physicians, nurses and hospital staff cut the ribbon at the new facility.
“The Methodist Hospital Joint and 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 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 the staff.
“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.

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