Joint Replacement Center at Montrose Memorial Hospital.
The Joint Replacement Center at Montrose Memorial Hospital is the only one of its kind on the Western Slope and is designed to provide a detailed clinical pathway throughout the preoperative, surgical, and postoperative phases of care. All elective joint replacement patients are enrolled in this innovative program. Patients receive a personal notebook at their orthopaedic surgeon’s office the day their surgery is scheduled. This notebook gives patients all the information they need from pre-op education and questionnaires to home care details after surgery.
The Orthopaedic surgeons perform all elective joint surgeries at MMH on Monday and Tuesday and patients attend a pre-operative education class prior to their surgery and hospitalization. Patients in the Joint Replacement Center are cared for and encouraged by the same staff members throughout their stay. This staff also provides the preoperative education class for these patients and their support person. If the patient chooses, these therapists will continue to work with the patient throughout their outpatient therapy.
The Joint Replacement Center is located on the hospital’s third floor in rooms 350-355 and will be open Monday morning and close in the early afternoon on Friday. Patients will be cared for, and encouraged by, the same staff members throughout their stay. This staff will also provide the preoperative education class for these patients and the therapists will continue to follow the patient throughout their outpatient stay, if the patient so chooses.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this program please call Martin Lutz, Director of Mountain View Therapy at (970) 240-7369.
Orthopaedic surgeons who perform Joint Replacement procedures at Montrose Memorial Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center include: (Left to Right) Thomas Dwyer, M.D., Vin Singh, M.D., Rhonda Parker, D.O., Kelly Bynum, M.D., Tim Judkins, M.D.