State-of-the-Art Continuum of Care

Highland Hospital has protocols in place to ensure the best possible inpatient experience, and a complete continuum of pre- and post-operative care. This includes:

  • A streamlined admissions process that ensures patients receive care as quickly as possible whether they come through the emergency department, are admitted directly, or are transferred from other hospitals.

  • A complete assessment performed by an interdisciplinary team, including orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricians who can identify risk factors and optimize the patient for surgery.

  • Effective pain management.

  • A schedule that enables most surgeries to be performed within 24 hours.

  • Daily orthopaedic and medical evaluation to ensure earlier mobility and faster recovery.

  • Discharge planning that incorporates physical therapy, social work, home health services, and/or skilled rehabilitation services.
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