Henry County Hospital opened a new orthopedic service line Monday.

The clinic is staffed by orthopedic physician assistants, a certified nurse practitioner and an on-call orthopedic surgeon and will offer same-day orthopedic and sports injury care to patients of all ages.

“This is a service that patients were previously needing to leave the county, or they were visiting the emergency room and then scheduling a follow-up appointment with an orthopedic surgeon,” said Kim Bordenkircher, chief executive officer at Henry County Hospital. “Now, they can receive specialized, same-day care close to home, without needing to schedule an appointment.”

Orthopedic patients who require additional care will also benefit from coordinating services offered through the hospital. These include rehabilitation therapy services including the swingbed program that provides short-term skilled-level care in a hospital setting. The swing-bed program makes available the full range of Henry County Hospital’s services to the patients and emphasizes an aggressive rehabilitation and medical program that helps build strength and endurance.

With the addition of the Henry County Hospital Orthopedics, patients can receive same-day orthopedic and sports injury care — no appointment necessary. Services offered through the clinic include the diagnosis and treatment of most orthopedic injuries including:

•Sprains and strains.

•Fractures and dislocations.

•Tendon and ligament injuries.

•Painful, swollen or injured joint.

•Foot or ankle pain.

•Wrist, elbow, hand and shoulder pain.

•Neck and back pain.

Henry County Hospital Orthopedics is located at 1600 E. Riverview Ave., Suite 109. Walk-in hours are Mondays from 1-5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 419-591-3853 or visit henrycountyhospital.org.

(Information courtesy of Henry County Hospital.)


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