The Joint Works at FMH is a dedicated center within Frederick Memorial Hospital, specifi cally designed for joint replacement, recovery and rehabilitation.The Joint Works at FMH blends the talents of a team of experienced and expert clinical professionals—physicians, nurses and rehabilitation therapists—who treat joint replacement patients every day, delivering the highest quality care. The program uses a patient friendly, state-of theart, efficient clinical program model, developed specifi cally for the joint replacement patient and his or her family. The program began in March 2005 and has been extremely successful.
Dr. Stanley Chung MD
Dr. Said Osman MD
187 Thomas Johnson Dr #1, Frederick, MD 21702
Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute –
A Division of the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
Dr. Mark Chilton MD and Dr. James Steinberg DO
86 Thomas Johnson Court
Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: (800) 349-9386
Orthopedic Specialists of Frederick- Monocacy Health Partners
Dr. Robert Fisher MD and Dr. Shawn Grandia MD
52 Thomas Johnson Dr
187 Thomas Johnson Dr. #1
Frederick, MD 21702
Goals of the Program Include:
Superior quality and cost efficiency through use of clinical order sets proven to result in excellent patient outcomes.
Improved service to the Frederick community by offering educational programs on the common sources, diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee pain.
Increased patient satisfaction through education, pre-surgical preparation, setting and meeting realistic patient expectations, including a predictable hospital experience and discharge to home usually in less than 24 hours and up to 1-2 days with home health care and rehabilitation services, or directly to an outpatient facility.
Program Core Elements:
Pre-Surgical Patient Education
Dedicated Nursing and Rehabilitation Staff
Dedicated Private Rooms
Dedicated FMH Home Health Planning and Case Management Services
The patient must attend a three hour pre-surgical patient education class in advance of surgery. The patient can plan to receive detailed education regarding the process of joint replacement surgery to ensure best patient outcomes.
Family and friends are strongly urged to attend, as well. A special focus on family involvement includes an invitation to family to be actively involved in all stages of Joint Works rehabilitation Therapies.
Surgery is performed on designated days of the week, allowing patients to move through a carefully designed course of treatment individually and as a group. Depending on the type of surgery your Length of stay may vary. Some surgeries can return to home in less than 24 hours. Others can anticipate typically a 1-2 day Inpatient recovery in the Joint Works Program at FMH.
Intensive rehabilitation services are utilized to allow patients to move through a carefully designed course of individual and group therapy. Group therapy leads to increased exercise tolerance, with friendly and natural competition resulting in patients working harder to achieve exercise goals. The group model of care dramatically increases socialization and companionship among patients, changing what could be a lonely and fearful experience into one that is satisfying to the patient.
We are pleased with the results to date for The Joints Works program at FMH. The collaborative efforts of hospital and medical staff have generated a truly unique and quality clinical experience for joint replacement patients. The use of standardized order sets, dedicated staffi ng and dedicated facility space, coupled with standard-ofcare clinical elements, has led to superior clinical care and greatly enhanced effi ciencies. Feedback from patients/families and from physicians is overwhelmingly favorable. For more information, please contact the Joint Works Program Coordinator (240) 566-3785
The Joint Works program at FMH has received the following designations for program excellence:
- From the National BlueCross and BlueShield Association, a Blue Distinction Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Surgery
- An Aetna Institute of Quality designation as an Orthopedic Care Total Joint Replacement program