OrthoIndy Opens Central Ind.'s First Specialty Hospital to Focus on Complete Orthopaedic Care

Mar 01, 2005, 00:00 ET from OrthoIndy from ,Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital

    INDIANAPOLIS, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoIndy announced today the
 opening of the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, central Ind.'s first and only
 orthopaedic specialty hospital located at I-465 and West 86th Street.
 Spanning 130,000 square feet, the hospital represents a $50 million commitment
 to the city of Indianapolis, its residents and to the patients who will
 receive care at this state-of-the-art facility.
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     "The Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital is the result of dedication, teamwork
 and vision," said George K. Kellum, CEO for OrthoIndy.  "Our physicians
 conceptualized a place in central Ind. for their patients to receive
 outstanding care and they worked with reputable, Indianapolis-based
 organizations to make their dream become a reality."
     Planning for the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital began in July 2003.  During
 the 20-month planning and development phase, OrthoIndy worked with Health
 Evolutions who served as healthcare consultants, BSA LifeStructures who
 designed the facility, Bremner and Wiley who provided project management
 expertise and Pepper Construction who oversaw the process from concept to
 completion.  John Martin will serve as the hospital's CEO.
     "We're looking forward to becoming an active part of the central Ind.
 community," Martin said.  "Like OrthoIndy, the mission of the Indiana
 Orthopaedic Hospital will be to provide the best musculoskeletal care possible
 and the physicians and employees are excited to continue in this long standing
 tradition by providing superior surgical care in a facility that is second to
     The opening of Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital will result in the creation of
 120 local jobs that will be added to OrthoIndy's established workforce of more
 than 550 full and part-time employees.  Available positions will be created in
 the areas of nursing, surgical care, therapy and administration.  Interested
 candidates can visit http://www.orthoindy.com/opportunities for further
     "This is a great day for Marion County and all of central Ind.," said
 Gordon Hendry, economic development director for the City of Indianapolis.
 "The opening of the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital signifies a commitment to
 exceptional health care options for patients in central Ind. and secure job
 opportunities for the county's residents.  We welcome the Indiana Orthopaedic
 Hospital to Indianapolis and we hope to see continued success and growth for
 the organization."
     The Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital was built when OrthoIndy physicians saw
 an increasing need to deliver specialized orthopaedic care in a patient-
 focused environment.  Approximately 60 physicians from central Ind. will
 practice at the hospital that will focus on complex surgical procedures,
 including total joint replacements and spinal cases.  Amenities include 10
 spacious and technologically advanced operating suites, 37 patient rooms, 39
 pre and post-operative rooms, 16 post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) rooms, an
 imaging center with digital radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and
 CatScan (CT) availability, in and outpatient therapy services, a pharmacy and
 cafeteria.  Additionally, each patient room features a workspace area for
 guests and is equipped with the getwell:)network(TM) which provides patients
 with an Internet connection, satellite television and access to patient
 educational materials.
     About Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital -- Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.,
 the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital is a physician-owned, specialty, surgical
 hospital focusing on complete musculoskeletal care in an environment that is
 patient focused and like-home.  Studies commissioned by the American Surgical
 Hospital Association indicate that this type of an atmosphere contributes to
 improved patient outcomes.  The Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital's unique
 relationship with OrthoIndy enables patients to receive coordinated post-
 operative appointments, consistent communication with primary care physicians
 and referrals to a state-of-the-art physical therapy center.  The Indiana
 Orthopaedic Hospital is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health and
 certified to participate in the Federal Government's Medicare program.  For
 further information on the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, call (317) 956-1010
 or visit, http://www.indianaorthopaedichospital.com .
     About OrthoIndy -- Founded over 40 years ago, OrthoIndy is one of the most
 highly respected orthopaedic practices in the Midwest.  With over 60
 physicians providing care to central Ind. residents at twelve locations,
 OrthoIndy provides leading edge general and sub-specialty orthopaedic care.
 OrthoIndy physicians also provide care for the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever,
 Indiana Ice, Indianapolis Indians and serve as consultants to the IRL and
 Champ car circuits.  For more information on OrthoIndy, call (317) 802-2000 or
 visit http://www.orthoindy.com .

SOURCE OrthoIndy; Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital