As The Orthopedic Institute (OI) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, patients needing orthopedic care can continue to take advantage of this facility which offers both outpatient and inpatient care in one location, making it easier and more convenient to get the care they need.
The Orthopedic Institute, located at 27 Southern Pointe Parkway on Veterans Memorial Drive in Hattiesburg, has 30 beds. As the region’s only free-standing orthopedic hospital, the services offered are at a level of care unmatched in south Mississippi.
“Forrest General continues to lead this region with constant advancements in facilities and technology while also providing comfort and convenience for our patients,” said The OI Administrator, Steve Jackson. “The Orthopedic Institute continues to be a great asset to Hattiesburg, the state, and the southeast when it comes to offering outstanding orthopedic care.”
For many orthopedic patients needing a joint replacement, such as a hip, knee or shoulder, or surgery on their hand, foot, ankle, spine, or for a sports injury, The OI is a one-stop location. Patients of The Orthopedic Institute have the opportunity to recover in a facility equipped to care especially for orthopedic patients and their unique needs. The Orthopedic Institute offers services that match the highest levels of orthopedic care delivered across the country.
Patients are cared for in specially-designed rooms with larger doors, larger bathrooms, and assistive devices to meet an orthopedic patient’s special needs. Those working at the hospital are trained to focus on orthopedic patients and their particular problems, and their skills and special knowledge lead to superior patient care. This results in increased safety, quicker recoveries, and enhanced patient satisfaction.
The Institute includes more than 74,000-square feet and also features orthopedic operating rooms, pre-operative and recovery rooms, as well as support services such as physical therapy, and laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. In addition to the custom-designed patient rooms, other areas of the facility feature customization to optimize patient care, including the 10-bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and the six 625-square-foot Operating Rooms. Each of these areas offers state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
“We are committed to advancing the quality of orthopedic healthcare for our region,” said Jackson. “This facility will continue to offer a personalized patient-focused environment and will add to Hattiesburg’s reputation as a regional referral center in orthopedics and other medical specialties.”