Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center are relocating later this year to the Lexington Center’s former Piggly Wiggly building on Fort Atkinson’s Madison Avenue. J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., of Janesville began construction of the new facility in December 2009 with an estimated completion date of May 2010. The new location is going “green” by using green construction methods that reduce costs and waste.
The Lexington Center facility will be more accessible and better serve those living in Cambridge, Jefferson, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson, and other neighboring communities, and allow for continued growth of Fort HealthCare’s orthopedic surgery, occupational, and physical therapy services. The new location is closer to Fort Atkinson High School, which will allow greater access for student athletes and rehab patients seen by Fort HealthCare athletic trainers on a regular basis.
The new facility provides a better physical space to meet the needs of the community as well with additional square footage and wider hallways to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs or those using crutches, more private patient areas for confidential communication, and on-site laboratory services for the convenience of surgical patients. Industrial rehabilitation and work hardening services will have improved space and recovering athletes can make use of a gymnasium which will house nets for golf and baseball training and a full-sized basketball lane allowing for the redevelopment of athletic skills in a relaxed atmosphere.
The re-location of the two programs to shared space is critically important to the anticipated enhancement of patient services. Sarah Sisbach, vice president of physician services, states, “We have always understood the importance of keeping rehabilitation and physical therapy services easily accessible for our surgical patients. The entire orthopedic surgery program is designed with the patient’s needs in mind from pre-surgery education, to specialized surgical care, through physical and occupational therapy, and then to complete recovery. A location that houses both offices for the surgeons and therapy staff facilitates real-time communication regarding patients receiving treatment.”
Kim McCrea, DPT, director of rehab services adds, “One of the greatest advantages of the new space is that instead of fitting our patients into our current facility, we will be able to build a safe and helpful environment around the needs of our patients, which aligns itself with our goal for improving patient-centered care.” Working closely with physicians, the certified team of therapists at the Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center develop customized treatment plans to improve an individual’s ability to carry out activities of daily living through physical, occupational, speech and language therapy.
Kassy Smith, office manager for Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates, expresses the enthusiasm that she, Fort HealthCare, and the team of five orthopedic surgeons share regarding the relocation. “We have been making significant strides in developing a comprehensive, fully-integrated program of orthopedic care that we believe to be comparable to centers of excellence in much larger cities. This new facility will better equip Fort HealthCare to be an exceptional source of care for many, many years.”
Orthopaedic Associates has grown to five surgeons specializing in sports medicine, joint replacements, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, hip resurfacing, spine and hand and foot surgery, to name a few. The board-certified physicians at Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates combine years of experience, the latest medical innovations, and a network of care to treat conditions and injuries in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. The team consists of
Thomas Nordland, MD, Stanley Peterson, MD, Isidoro Zambrano, MD, James Bruno, MD and
Randall Jennings, MD.
The surgeons provide expert care in all major areas of orthopedics, including:
· Fracture treatment
· Joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, shoulder)
· Arthroscopy (a surgical procedure used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint using highly specialized equipment through a very small incision; typically used to repair joint injuries)
· Foot and ankle surgery (bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain/plantar fasciitis)
· Hand surgery (carpal tunnel, tendon problems)
· Spine surgery (cervical fusions, herniated discs, laminectomies, lumbar fusions)
· Balloon Kyphoplasty (a minimally-invasive treatment for spinal compression fractures)
· Pediatric surgery
· Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (a bone conserving alternative to total hip replacement surgery; Less than two percent of all active orthopedic surgeons across the nation are trained to use the technology)
· Workers’ compensation
· Sports medicine
To learn more about the treatments and expert care provided by any of the Fort HealthCare orthopedic surgeons, or to review physician profiles, areas of specialty, and office locations, please visit www.FortHealthCare.com/ortho.
Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport services will continue to be available at the Lake Mills and Whitewater locations to meet the needs of patients close to their homes. Orthopedic surgeons will continue to see patients in Edgerton, Stoughton, Cambridge, Lake Mills and Whitewater clinics, as well as at the new location in May, at 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson. For more information about Fort HealthCare’s programs, physicians, and services, please visit www.FortHealthCare.com.