Methodist Hospital Opens New Joint & Spine Pavilion on April 30 To Better Serve Patients


ARCADIA, Calif. – (April 27, 2017) – USC Arcadia Hospital of Southern California will open a new Joint and Spine Pavilion on April 30 that will enable the hospital to better collaborate with surgeons to provide customized orthopedic care for patients, leading to optimal outcomes and a more active lifestyle.

USC Arcadia Hospital already offers a full range of high quality surgical orthopedic services, so the new Joint & Spine Pavilion will further enhance the hospital’s outstanding orthopedic care, which includes total joint replacement, spine surgery, fracture care, and physical rehabilitation. The Joint & Spine Pavilion features 24 beds with many amenities. Local dignitaries, physicians, nurses and hospital staff cut the ribbon at the new Pavilion on Thursday night.

“The USC Arcadia Hospital Joint & Spine Pavilion will be staffed by specially-trained nurses and therapists and will provide a wellness-based approach to care and recovery,” said Hospital President and CEO Dan Ausman. “Our goal with the new Pavilion is to provide tailored orthopedic care so patients are able to rehab and get back to their normal lifestyle as quickly as possible.”

Care for both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic procedures begins before the patient is admitted to the hospital. Pre-surgical education, care coordination, and rehabilitation planning are provided by caring and knowledgeable hospital staff.

“Our specially-trained nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and dietary staff educate and support patients as they move through recovery,” Ausman said.

Much of the funding for the new unit was generated at the hospital’s 23rd annual Mardi Gras Food Fest in February at Santa Anita Park, an event sponsored by USC Arcadia Hospital Foundation. More than 800 guests attended the celebration, which raised $145,000 for the new Joint & Spine Pavilion.

About USC Arcadia Hospital: Founded in 1903, USC Arcadia Hospital is a full-service community hospital with 348 licensed beds. The hospital offers advanced cardiovascular services including cardiac surgery, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, plus interventional radiology for state-of-the-art care provided to stroke patients. USC Arcadia Hospital is designated by Los Angeles County as both a heart attack and stroke receiving center, as well an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. The hospital also offers a variety of services in orthopedics, neurosurgery, cancer care, obstetrics, and many other medical specialties. More than 50,000 patients are treated annually in the Emergency Department, while the hospital typically has more than 16,000 inpatient admissions each year.

The USC Arcadia Hospital team cuts the ribbon on the new Joint & Spine Pavilion which opens April 30. From left: Chief of Staff Stephen Soldo, MD, VP/CNO Bobbie McCaffrey, VP/Clinical Integration Debbie McCoy, Orthopedic Service Line Director Kelly Watson, SVP/Chief Strategy Officer Cliff Daniels, SVP/COO Steve Sisto, orthopedic surgeon and former Chief of Staff Rishi Garg, MD, orthopedic surgeon John Quigley, MD, Board Member Andy Lee, MD, Chairman of the Board Bill Lewis, Foundation Board Member Richard Bukata, MD, orthopedic surgeon Shane Pak, MD.

Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson presents a Certificate of Commendation to SVP Cliff Daniels during ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies

The office of State Assemblymember Ed Chau presented a proclamation.

The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce presented a Certificate of Achievement to the hospital team.

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Patient room with a beautiful view of the golf course

Pavilion entrance

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