With an outpatient and clinical practice that cares for more than 250,000 patients annually across eight offices, Jewett brings to the relationship more than eight decades of innovation in orthopaedic care, including the design and development of several total hip, knee and shoulder replacement systems used worldwide.
Commenting on the new partnership, Mike Jablonski, MD, President of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic said: "This partnership brings together two organisations that have the vision to elevate care, training and innovation in orthopaedics. We are excited to join an active, integrated, high-quality healthcare system like Orlando Health and help usher in the next generation of orthopaedic care."
Elsewhere, Orlando Health is home to Level One Trauma Centers for adults and children; caring for thousands of people, the vast majority requiring some level of orthopaedic care. Orlando Health's orthopaedic residency programme, which includes three fellowships, one each in orthopaedic trauma, paediatric orthopaedics and orthopaedic sports medicine, will expand its resident numbers from 20 to 25 by 2023.
"The expanded relationship makes Orlando Health's orthopaedic education programme the most prominent in the Southeast," said George Haidukewych, Director of Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction and Academic Chairman for Orlando Health's Orthopaedic Faculty Practice. "We expect patients from across the region to seek us out for the latest and safest technologies in orthopaedic care, as well as for the remarkable customer service we will provide."
The newly formed orthopaedic group will also lead the development of the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopaedic Hospital, a 195,000-square-foot inpatient facility dedicated solely to the care of orthopaedic patients. Designed to capitalise on efficiency of service, wait times for patients will be virtually eliminated. A centrally located diagnostic centre will provide immediate results for physicians and patients. Patients on the go may view records, test results, schedules and provider communication through Orlando Health's MyChart, a mobile customised application in the comprehensive health records platform that Orlando Health will launch in late summer of 2020. Patients also can synchronise the MyChart app with their fitness device to update their medical record with daily health habits and physical activity.
"With all of the pieces in place – physician training, top quality providers and the busiest trauma programme in the state – we expect the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopaedic Hospital will care for more patients upon opening than any other orthopaedic facility in the Southeast," said David Strong, President and CEO, Orlando Health.