A Patient's Story
“I put off surgery for about seven years, getting it fixed,” says Kay Ross, a veteran of both hip and knee replacement at Baptist.
“I was afraid. But once it’s done, you don’t have that pain anymore!” says Kay. “The minute you step out of bed you realize ‘I could have done this a year ago.’”
“The fact that they have dedicated orthopedic nurses taking care of them throughout their stay really makes a difference,” says Dr. Bryan Kaiser, orthopedic surgeon. "Patients know that the nurses know how to take care of them. Also, the patient rooms were designed for total joint replacements. They’ve got a sleeping couch for a family member if they would like to stay, and they’re large enough to accommodate the type of care that needs to be provided in terms of the C.P.M. machines or walkers.”