Lutheran Health Network held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday celebrating the opening of The Orthopedic Hospital – Warsaw Surgery Center at 701 Orthopedic Drive in Warsaw.
The 13,800 square foot facility caps off the completion of a fully integrated campus dedicated to orthopedic care and rehabilitation. The surgery center, which will focus on joint replacement and other outpatient orthopedic surgeries and procedures, is adjacent to Optimum Performance Therapy, Fort Wayne Orthopedics’ medical offices and OrthoStat walk-in clinic.
The ambulatory surgery center is also the first in Indiana to be outfitted with Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet’s Omni TM Suite. The Intelligent Operating Room uses advanced technologies including artificial intelligence capabilities to optimize workflow and minimize manual activities, allowing more time for patient care.
The center’s three operating rooms feature cameras equipped with artificial intelligence (object recognition) capturing key workflow steps: touch screen monitors that display vital information available at the surgeon’s fingertips; smart tourniquets that adjust to patients’ unique biometrics to provide personalized pressure; and smart knee implant technology that allows surgeons to view patients’ post-surgical progress.
“Given Warsaw’s recognition as the ‘orthopedic capital of the world,’ it was only fitting that we worked with global orthopedic leader, Zimmer Biomet, to bring the industry’s most advanced technologies to the residents of Warsaw and surrounding areas,” said Lorie Ailor, CEO, The Orthopedic Hospital. “I am very pleased that this community will have the opportunity to have access to the standard of care that The Orthopedic Hospital is recognized for.”
The opening of the Orthopedic Hospital – Warsaw Surgery Center comes on the heels of Lutheran Health Network’s announcement of a $30 million renovation and expansion project at Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital, which also includes enhancements to its surgical suite.
“Lutheran Health Network is committed to the residents of Kosciusko County and the surrounding area,” said Lynn Mergen, CEO, of Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital. “I couldn’t be prouder of the continual investment we are making in this community through excellent care and expansion of services.”