New Building to Feature Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care
By Megan McCannNews April 23, 2014
"The patient will come here and see the right doctor at the right time in one location – we'll have all the disciplines working together to provide the best patient care," said Terrance Peabody, MD, chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery and the Edwin Warner Ryerson professor of orthopaedic surgery. "Patients will only need to make one stop. They can come be seen by a physician, get their imaging and the appropriate therapy if needed. If they need surgery, they can get it scheduled and performed all in the same building."
"I don't know another center where neurosurgeons are working side-by-side with orthopaedic surgeons and physiatrists in the same space," said Dr. Peabody. "At Northwestern, the neuro and ortho surgeons are all capable of looking at the same images and can come up with a patient care plan together."
Dr. Peabody recently led a group of surgeons on a tour of their future clinical space. The tour group included Andrew Bunta, MD, James Hill, MD, David Manning, MD, Guido Marra, MD, Matthew Saltzman, MD, and Michael Stover, MD. Check out their reactions to the new building:
- Approximately 1 million square feet. 25 floors for patient care, services, public spaces, retail, parking an physician offices.
- An Outpatient Surgery Center with eight state-of-the-art operating rooms and room for future expansion.
- A Diagnostic Center for blood draws, EKGs, urine testing and an array of medical imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound and plain film.
- Drive-through access to enclosed parking and valet services will be available for patients and visitors.
- Retail including dining, an optical shop and a newsstands – all an expansion of Shop & Dine Northwestern, a comprehensive retail program bringing new restaurants and shops to the medical campus.
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