A nearly $8 million expansion is now open at Reid Hospital in Richmond. It brings all orthopedic services together in the same area and includes improved x-ray, surgical and rehab facilities. May 21, 2014

News Release

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Reid Orthopedic Center team celebrated its $7.7 million expansion this week with a chamber ribbon cutting and news that its program is among the highest rated in Indiana by Healthgrades for total knee replacement.

Allison Robb with Healthgrades attended the open house to recognize the team in person for its accomplishment. “This is tremendous. Of 17 programs in the state, you had one of the best scores and the least complications,” she said of the five-star rating for total knee replacement for three years in a row (2012-2014).

Reid was also recognized in 2014 for clinical excellence in orthopedics, pulmonary care, vascular surgery, gastrointestinal care, critical care and cardiology in the annual awards. The orthopedic recognition was part of this weeks' celebration of the public open house for the 11,335 square foot expansion at 1400 Highland Road. The project brings a range of orthopedic services — from physician visits, X-ray, surgery and rehab – under one roof.

The expansion added more room for patients and physicians as physicians who were in two locations were merged into one. The rehab area was also renovated, with most orthopedic services moving from the outpatient rehab center at 2021 Chester Boulevard. The move puts orthopedic services under one roof.

The expansion also included improvements in X-ray equipment, MRI, expanded parking and more energy efficient parking lot lighting and building air handlers. The project also included improvements aimed at being environmentally friendly. A planting event on May 10 involved adding more than 200 trees in an area on the campus. A longer-range project will involve “reseeding” the prairie area on which the center is housed, eventually including natural walking trails among additional trees and wildflowers.

“This facility really serves us well,” said Carl Wooldridge, M.D., one of eight orthopedic surgeons housed at the center. Christopher Neher, M.D., agreed. “This is truly something we are proud of,” he said as the ceremonial ribbon was cut.

Tonya Ross, practice manager for Reid Orthopedics, said the center handles almost 500 calls a day from patients all across the region. She said the expansion establishes Reid Orthopedic Center as a regional leader in terms of size and quality of both staff and facilities,

Attendees at the event toured the complex, saw demonstrations of dry needling therapy, enjoyed chair massage by Reid's massage therapy team and munched on burgers and hot dogs in a cookout.

As he chatted with patients and visitors in the lobby, Dr. Wooldridge summed up what the expanded center was all about: “Our first goal is the patient,” he said.

Source: Reid Hospital & Health Care Services

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