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Oakwood Opens new Bone and Joint Unit at Heritage Hospital

TAYLOR, Mich — Bone_And_JointOfficials at Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. (OHI) celebrated the grand opening of the new 12-bed Bone and Joint patient care unit at Oakwood Heritage Hospital (OHH) in Taylor recently.

The new unit features 12 state-of-the-art patient care rooms designed with comfort and convenience in mind, including two VIP suites for distinguished guests. It also features a new therapy gym, nourishment center and a common area for visitors and guests, all designed to enhance the hospital experience. The 6,600-square-foot space was formerly part of the Mental Health Unit at the hospital.


The project is one phase of a planned three-year, $31 million investment at Oakwood Heritage—the largest improvement planned at the hospital since the hospital opened its doors in 1977. The new unit will provide a specialized Institute for surgical patients, with a focus on Orthopedic care.

Also planned throughout the three-year project are: expansion of operating rooms, as well as pre-operative and post-operative services, to include up to 8 total operating rooms and 40 private pre/post op bays. And the addition of a new dedicated entrance for the bone and joint Institute to include a new canopy, parking lot, common areas and registration suites to allow for VIP-like services and family amenities.

“There are many exciting things happening here at Oakwood Heritage Hospital,” said Kelly Smith, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of OHH. “This is the most significant expansion and renovation project we’ve undertaken since the hospital opened in 1977 and we look forward to bringing these state-of-the-art features to the community.”

Construction is also under way on a new Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, which will replace the temporary Hyperbaric Treatment Center at the hospital and combine Hyperbaric treatment with advanced Wound Care treatment in the same location. That project should be complete in November.

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Posted September 7, 2010

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