Leading-Edge Orthopaedic Care
At Palos community Hospital, our top-rated orthopaedic surgeons, expert physiatrists (physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians), highly skilled nurses and an extensive array of physical therapy services are the foundation for one of the most comprehensive orthopaedic programs in the area. The orthopaedic team at Palos Community Hospital combines innovation and a multidisciplinary approach to medicine to provide superior care to orthopaedic patients, both within the community and throughout the Chicagoland area.
As a leading provider of orthopaedic care, we unite medical and surgical excellence with nursing talent and comprehensive physical therapy services with one goal in mind: to return patients to a maximum level of functioning quickly and safely. Practicing under the ideals of respect, quality care, and individuality, patients experience quality care right in their community. By tailoring treatments to meet each patient’s unique needs, the Orthopaedic program at Palos Community Hospital provides quality comprehensive care close to home. In fact, Palos Community Hospital offers the highest nurse-to-patient ratio out of 39 area hospitals: a true dedication to quality care.
With the patient at its core, the orthopaedic program at Palos Community Hospital provides a care delivery system that lets you access care at any level.
Non-Operative Treatment Options
When initiating orthopaedic care, many patients begin with Conservative (non-operative) Care. Our conservative care team is staffed with physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians) who begin with a complete health history and physical examination to comprehensively assess you and determine the most appropriate plan to diagnosis and treatment options, and work with you to develop the most appropriate treatment to return you to a maximum level of functioning as quickly as possible.
A Unique Pre-Habilitation Program
If surgery is a consideration, our Pre-Habilitation program will help you to achieve a maximum level of functioning before surgery, and then help you to understand what to anticipate after surgery and give you exercises to prepare for rehabilitation.
The Pre-operative Education program gives you the ability to learn first-hand what to expect before, during and after surgery. This class is taught by a licensed professional registered nurse with extensive orthopaedic experience, a licensed physical therapist with orthopaedic expertise, a licensed social worker who will provide you with information regarding you home or rehabilitation options after surgery, and a licensed professional registered nurse case manager who will assist in streamlining your care during your hospitalization and make sure that together, we make the most of your hospital stay.
When orthopaedic surgery is indicated, quality care provided in a safe and comfortable setting will help you return to an optimal level of functioning as quickly as possible. At Palos Community Hospital, orthopaedic surgery is performed on an inpatient and outpatient basis, some using minimally invasive techniques and the latest in surgical navigation. When a stay in our inpatient unit required, you will recover post-operatively in our dedicated orthopaedic unit with out experienced orthopaedic care team. This clinical team is specially educated and skilled in orthopaedic care, recovery and rehabilitation.
Home Health & Rehabilitation
Palos Community Hospital’s Home Health Care team includes registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, registered dietitians, experienced physical therapists, social workers and behavioral health professionals, all of who work together to evaluate each case and develop a specific care plan designed to maintain a safe environment and maximize your level of functioning as quickly and easily as possible. Members of the Home Health Care staff are specially trained and use a team approach to work with you, your family and your physicians to create an individualized care plan that maximizes your level of functioning while providing emotional, spiritual and practical support based on you and your family’s needs. Home Health Care services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to residents of Cook, Will, Kendall and DuPage counties.
(The orthopaedic surgeons mentioned on this Web site are neither employees nor agents of Palos Community Hospital.)