RMH recently broke ground on its health campus for a state-of the-art facility dedicated to better serving the needs of advanced imaging, orthopedics and sports medicine patients.
“We are pleased to have an extremely talented staff of medical professionals who are able to offer a comprehensive range of high-quality orthopedic services to our growing community,” said Carrie Willetts, program director for Orthopedics, Sports
and Spine Services
. “The increasing need for these services, and our expansion of staff to meet the growing need for them, led the Sentara
RMH Board to approve construction of this new facility.”
The free-standing, two-story, 52,000 square-foot facility is planned to open in September 2015. A ground-breaking ceremony was held Nov. 12 for the new building, which will be located next to the RMH Funkhouser Women’s Center
on the RMH health campus.
“This will be a place where all of the patient’s orthopedic, sports medicine, physical therapy, hand therapy, and imaging services needs can be met in one location,” Willetts added. “As a center of excellence, it will not only offer convenience but will enhance continuity of care. Medical professionals in the building can easily communicate across services to coordinate patients’ care and be aware of their progress.”
Key features of the new facility include the following:
- More space for patient care. With more than 52,000 square feet, plus room for future expansion, the new Center will allow complementary services, such as orthopedics and imaging, to be together in the same building.
- Improved efficiency and communication. With all services in one state-of-the-art building, the orthopedic care team will be able to easily coordinate the patients’ entire spectrum of care, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.
- Orthopedic Clinic. The facility will include 38 exam rooms and dedicated space for spine, joint, sports medicine and general orthopedic services.
- Advanced Imaging. The facility will have two CT scanners, two MRI machines, three ultrasound rooms, one general X-ray room, and an intervention room for image-guided procedures, such as injections and kyphoplasty. Imaging patients will not need to go to the main hospital building for these services.
- Rehabilitation. A rehabilitation gym and sports performance arena will provide ready access to physical therapy and sports medicine. Hand therapy will also have a conveniently designated care area.
- Convenience. Features include ample onsite parking with a covered entranceway and a common entrance where patients will be greeted, registered and directed to the appropriate service area.
- Natural light. Ample natural light and beautiful views of the surrounding area will enhance health and healing processes.
“Having advanced outpatient imaging services in this new facility will result in faster service not only for outpatients but also for inpatients,” said Becky Nicely, acting director of Imaging Services
. “It’s exciting because we will be able to offer higher quality care to all imaging patients as well as orthopedic and sports medicine patients.”