Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
February 1, 2012
Contact: Michele Hutchins
SMH Introduces New Total Joint Program
PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Speare Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce its new Total Joint Program: a comprehensive, clinically integrated care program— close to home—that focuses on restoring patients’ quality of life.
“Providing a care experience that is more than our patients expect is what we want to achieve for each person electing to have a total hip or total knee replacement at Speare,” explains Kris Hering, Speare Memorial Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer. “This is why we are excited to introduce our Total Joint Program that is specifically tailored to each individual patient’s needs and lifestyle to promote optimal recovery outcomes.”
In creating the program, professionals from across the clinical continuum of care came together to identify ways to make the process—the decision to have surgery, preparation for the actual procedure, post operative recovery and rehabilitation—evidence-based, streamlined, and patient-centered. Over the last few months, Plymouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicines’ Dr. Victor Gennaro and Virginia Mike, PA-C, have partnered with Speare nurses, social workers, case managers, financial counselors, and Choice Physical Therapy’s physical and occupational therapists, to identify process improvements that enhance patients’ understanding, their overall care experience, and ultimately, their recovery. The result is the Total Joint Program featuring:
For more information about Speare’s Total Joint Program, or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, call Plymouth Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic at (603) 536-1565.
Speare Memorial Hospital —a 24-hour, acute care, non-profit community hospital and health care provider serving Plymouth and the communities of central New Hampshire—is nationally ranked as a HealthStrongTM: Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Visit online at www.spearehospital.com and join us on Facebook.