The New Nine


Orthopaedic-SpineCenter.jpgUniversity Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its New Nine – The University Hospital Orthopaedic & Spine Center. 

This $9 million renovation brings the latest technology and therapeutic interventions to University’s orthopaedic patients. Because orthopaedic patients have special needs, the New Nine includes innovative solutions to add comfort and safety to their stay.

These include:

  • Ortho3.jpg45 private rooms that are significantly larger than typical hospital rooms to allow more space for rehabilitation and equipment. The rooms also include:

o   ADA-approved bathrooms

o   Sleeper and recliner chairs

o   Staff-patient boards to facilitate communication

o   Outside pass-through for housekeeping to access clean linens and remove trash

o   Walkers in the patient rooms

  • A dedicated rehabilitation gym that includes:

o   Ortho7.jpgSimulated car to teach patients how to safely enter and exit a vehicle

o   Pedal bike

o   Mirror wall for walking training

o   Group therapy sessions

  • Comfortable family waiting room with ice machine, TV, coffee machine, vending machines and consultation room
  • Ortho5.jpgThe expansive workspace for physicians and nurses includes:

o   A central station along with three other nurse work areas

o   Documentation stations between rooms  

o   Computers with wireless barcode scanning for medication safety as well as vital sign machines in every room

o   Ice packs freezers so patients and families can use cold therapy for pain reduction

o   Nursing supplies and equipment closer to the bedside reducing the steps between patients

o   Physician work areas throughout the unit

o   Dedicated case managers located centrally

o   Education room for teaching classes and information sessions