After much anticipation, Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa has unveiled new signage indicating that 5 Center, once formally known as the orthopedic inpatient recovery unit, is now the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics. This joint venture between Banner Health and The CORE Institute, benefits patients who are looking for the best in orthopedic services. Since late last year, orthopedic patients have been receiving treatment at this premiere medical destination – part of a flowing continuum of care from surgery all the way through recovery.
Some interesting benefits of this revolutionary partnership include an interactive program called Independence Expedition, where patients can learn more about their surgical procedure and what they can expect before and after surgery. Patients will also have the opportunity to tour the unit so they can familiarize themselves with the hospital surroundings. The idea of this particular program is to help get patients through their procedure, and their recovery seamlessly so they can reclaim their independence as soon as possible.
Another benefit of this partnership includes a nurse navigator who will help patients through their journey. The navigator will help coordinate care and facilitate communication with the patient’s entire health care team.
Banner Baywood’s orthopedic surgeons at the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics provide a full range of several orthopedic treatments including:
- Primary and revision joint replacement of the knee, hip, shoulder and ankle.
- Orthopedic sports medicine.
- Orthopedic trauma.
- Shoulder surgery and joint replacement.
- Hand and elbow surgery.
- Foot and ankle reconstruction.
- Comprehensive spine care.
- Fracture management, and much more.
Banner Baywood volunteer Dianne Melander along with her Welsh Corgi Cheyenne, were both present at the sign unveiling. Melander and Cheyenne are not only volunteers at the hospital, Melander is also a former patient who recently underwent knee replacement surgery at Banner Baywood’s Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics. It got to the point where she could barely walk after experiencing tremendous pain. But thanks to her surgeon and the team of health care providers at the center who literally got her back on her feet, both she and Cheyenne are now able to make the weekly rounds at the hospital, providing comfort to patients and their loved ones. The great thing is that Melander is volunteering without any more pain in her knee.
Banner Baywood is located at 6644 E. Baywood Ave. in Mesa. For more information about Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, visit www.bannercorecenter.com.