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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050301/ORTHOINDYLOGO http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050301/IOHLOGO ) "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 none." 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 details. "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 .
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