KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Construction on the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at the University of Tennessee Medical Center is underway.
Executives from the hospital and OrthoTennessee met Monday at the UT Research Park in Cherokee Farm, across the Alcoa Freeway from the UT Medical Center, to inaugurate the 91,000 square foot facility. The institute will serve as an outpatient outpatient orthopedic surgery center and research center.
âThis project represents a partnership to provide patients with the most ideal service site for ambulatory orthopedic care,â said Jon-David Deeson, CEO of OrthoTennessee. âThe scope of its services is orthopedic-oriented and the location aims to improve the experience and cost of care for patients while maintaining the long-standing commitment of our two organizations to providing high-level care. quality. “
Common orthopedic procedures will be performed at the center, including hand and foot surgery, arthroscopy and reconstruction of the shoulder, hip and knee, as well as total interventions on the joints and spine.
âThe UTM Medical Center Advanced Orthopedic Institute will provide our patients with high quality care from expert orthopedics in a convenient location,â said Joe Landsman, President and CEO of the UTMedical Center. âThis partnership with OrthoTennessee / University Orthopedic Surgeons combines exceptional orthopedic clinical and surgical knowledge with research collaboration to meet the growing needs of our community.â
The center will house around 150 employees, including 14 orthopedic surgeons, who will treat around 225 to 275 patients per day for surgery, clinic, imaging and therapy.
The outpatient surgery center will have five operating theaters and a state-of-the-art imaging center. The facility will dedicate 17,000 square feet of space to orthopedic and medical research.
âWith this innovation, UT’s research park expands in an exciting new direction that will provide opportunities for collaboration with our renowned researchers and students,â said UT President Randy Boyd. “We look forward to the impact of this project on the lives of the center seeking aid and the researchers and students who seek to contribute to the latest medical technologies and practices.”
Construction is expected to take around 18 months, with an estimated opening date of spring 2022.
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