Monday, June 5, 2017
MERIDEN, CT - The first operation was completed just a few weeks ago, but already the administrators of the brand new Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute are increasing their expectations. “We already have 50 more surgeries scheduled and we have raised our end of year projections as well,” explained Gary Havican, Vice President Central Region Operations for Hartford HealthCare, “This is a much faster start than we anticipated.”
An entire pavilion of the MidState Medical Center is being renovated and repurposed expressly to meet the needs of orthopaedic patients and their guests. Once fully complete later this year, the Institute will be 14,500 square feet, including 11 operating rooms, new orthopaedic rehabilitation space, and separate kitchen facilities. The 21, all-private patient rooms feel more like a high-end hotel than a hospital with design amenities incorporated to achieve a calming and healing environment. Already practicing at the hospital are Doctors John McCallum, Christopher Lynch, Shirvinda Wijesekera, and Rowland Mayor all from Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists.
“The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center brings together the expertise of highly skilled surgeons and a remarkable patient experience,” said Jeffrey Flaks, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hartford HealthCare. “We are setting a new standard — a new model — for orthopaedic care. This Institute will become a destination for those seeking the very best care in Central Connecticut and New Haven County.”
“The area’s best and most experienced physicians now have their own orthopaedic hospital within a hospital to complement our outpatient surgical center in Branford,” suggested Glen Elia, Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists. “The Institute is physician run, with leadership coming directly from Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, and provides patients with convenient access to high-quality care.”
GCAi for Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists
Darcy Fortune, 413-736-2245