The recently completed outpatient orthopedic center in west St. Louis County demonstrates Washington University Orthopedics’ commitment to a new model of medical practice. Taking lessons from various industries and leading efficiency experts, faculty members deconstructed old processes to incorporate the latest solutions for reducing waste, improving quality and adding value and convenience to the patient experience.
“The center is built around patient-centered care. We identified models for undertaking new thinking in delivering health care,” says Richard H. Gelberman, MD, head of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine.
The building, a joint project of Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, provides comprehensive, one-stop care including exam rooms, ambulatory surgery, advanced imaging including MRI, rehabilitation and hand therapy. A grand opening celebration and open house was held on October 3.
To learn more about the innovations and their application, download the PDF poster.