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New Stamford Hospital wing offers options for knee and hip surgery

HAN Network—November 2, 2017

HAN Network reported that HSS Orthopedics at Stamford Health hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new surgical unit at Stamford Hospital on October 30, 2017. The unit occupies the entire fifth floor of the hospital and includes operating rooms, recovery rooms and a rehabilitation gym.

HSS president and CEO Louis A. Shapiro spoke about the collaboration between HSS and Stamford Health. "Patients come to HSS from all 50 states and almost 100 countries every year. As we were considering the Connecticut market I was struck by the commitment of Stamford Health and their philosophy of care and their reputation for quality."

After the ceremony, Charles N. Cornell, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stamford Health, hosted a media tour of the floor and explained the design of the operating rooms.

"Everything has been designed to prevent infection," said Dr. Cornell. He added that the temperature is always in the low 60s to keep the space clean.

After walking through the operating rooms, Dr. Cornell showed the patient rooms, each of which are private with their own bathroom and windows.

Additionally, there is a gym where patients can practice walking up and down the stairs. Dr. Cornell noted that the hospital’s goal is to have the patient walking within six hours of surgery. He said that the average stay for a total hip or knee replacement is two days.

This article originally appeared at wiltonbulletin.com


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