My stay at Florida Hospital DeLand was overall a very positive experience. From the surgery prep team, who were friendly, encouraging and informative, to recovery, who were very concerned with my well being and how they could help make me comfortable. To my nurses, who encouraged me and took such excellent care of me, to my therapy, which was actually made fun by a very accomplished therapist. He encouraged us, laughed with us and sympathized with us. He got me started in the path to success and a very good recovery.
My room was very nice and included a wonderfully comfortable lazy boy chair, which my knee appreciated. I cannot say enough to thank all those who so ably cared for me.
For many years, I knew I needed total knee replacement surgery. It was just a matter of time. I finally made my decision to have Dr. Mark Hollmann perform the surgery in October, 2010.
From that day on, I was in the good hands of Judy Turner, Coordinator of Destination, Mobility, Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center of Excellence.
After scheduling my surgery, the not-knowing what to expect feeling settled in, causing me to be apprehensive and making me doubt my decision. The total joint replacement class provided by Destination Mobility provided me with an opportunity to meet total joint replacement team members who answered any questions I had about what to expect before and after joint replacement surgery. The class eased my mind and kept me positive and focused.
Destination Mobility, Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center is Excellence-provided a team of physicians, physician assistants, patient care technicians, nurses, physical therapist and occupational therapists specializing in total joint replacement. This team worked together throughout my entire pre-op and post-op experience. Each day, their compassionate care and positive reinforcement contributed to my personal well-being and my successful recovery.
Since my experience with Destination Mobility, Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center of Excellence was so positive, I plan to do it all over again in January 2011.
Thank you Judy, for all you do as Coordinator of this wonderful program. Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center of Excellence is just that-----EXCELLENT.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence at Florida Hospital DeLand a 9. I received wonderful care and attention from every staff member during all facets of my replacement surgery and recovery. Every person who came into my room to render care or just clean up was kind, caring, professional and really made me feel special. From the pre-admission visit until my discharge, I could not have asked for better or more professional care.
The Hospital staff truly fulfilled the meaning of the "Center of Excellence" commitment.
In July of this year, I saw Dr. Hood for severe pain in my right knee and right hip. It had been a year since my last x-rays and the new x-rays showed "bone on bone" in the right knee, with no cartilage left between the knee joint. He explained that with severe pain, and it interfering with my daily activities, that it was time to make a decision about knee replacement.
After careful consideration, I decided to have Dr. Hood perform a total knee replacement at Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, which was scheduled for Sept 20. Prior to the surgery, my husband and I attended a joint replacement class at the hospital and everything about the surgery was explained in detail. The "Patient Guide" which was given to me by Dr. Hood's office staff was a complete summary of what to expect before and after the surgery.
Pre-admission testing was done at Florida Hospital DeLand a few days before surgery and everyone in the out-patient department was friendly, yet professional.
Following my surgery, I went to the Orthopaedic Floor for continued care and the second day, I was started on Physical Therapy exercises in my room The care of the nursing staff was excellent. On several occasions I had to call for assistance which was quick to arrive. It has been four weeks since my surgery and I'm feeling great and recovering faster than expected.
My sincere thanks to Dr. Hood and to Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center for Excellence.
I had Left Hip Replacement in 2009 and Right Hip Replacement 2010. I would strongly encourage anyone suffering from hip or knee pain to have this procedure done at the Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center of Excellence. "Excellent is the best word to describe the whole experience!"
My care at Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Center of Excellence was outstanding. Every person I came in contact with was interested only in doing what was best for me. They made my stay as pleasant as could be expected. I would recommend this facility to anyone.
Having a dedicated team that focuses on the individual patient from scheduling through recovery is a tremendous benefit for both the patient and the family. The feedback we get from our patients is outstanding and I feel a direct advantage of the Orthopedic Center at Florida Hospital DeLand.
At Florida Hospital DeLand, the continuity of care with nursing and physical therapy staff is far superior.