Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and NCH ceremoniously broke ground for the new Orthopedic Center in Southwest Florida. This collaborative initiative, marked by the commencement of construction, signifies a transformative step forward in advancing orthopedic care in Naples and the broader Southwest Florida region.
The groundbreaking ceremony not only marks the inception of a state-of-the-art facility on the NCH North Naples Hospital campus, spanning over 80,000 square feet, but also heralds the beginning of a new era in healthcare for the community. The Orthopedic Center of Excellence, a joint effort between HSS and NCH, is poised to redefine orthopedic services, encompassing both outpatient and inpatient care. The center will house an ambulatory surgery center and collaboratively operated imaging and rehabilitation services.
Paul Hiltz, President & CEO of NCH, expressed his excitement, stating, “This groundbreaking marks an important milestone in our quest to bring world-class orthopedic care to our community as NCH continues its journey to become an Advanced Community Healthcare System™. We are thrilled to be collaborating with HSS – the world leader in orthopedics – to make this high level of care available to our patients.”
What’s the New Orthopedic Center’s expected completion date?
The $130 million center is anticipated to be completed within a two-year timeframe, with plans for an opening in early 2025. The ownership of the orthopedic center will be a collaborative venture between NCH and HSS.
Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA, President and CEO of HSS, highlighted the aligned goals of both organizations, emphasizing their commitment to patient-centric, high-quality care. “NCH and HSS are both patient-centric organizations committed to high-quality care, and we are aligned in our goal of making the highest quality orthopedic care more accessible to the people of Southwest Florida,” said Dr. Kelly. “This is especially important to us at HSS, where we feel a great sense of responsibility not just to help more people but to consistently achieve the highest quality outcomes for patients.”
The collaboration between NCH and HSS signifies a major step forward for Southwest Florida residents. With a history of patients from over 100 countries and all 50 states seeking treatment at the HSS main campus in New York City, the groundbreaking of the Orthopedic Center of Excellence brings world-class care closer to home.
The groundbreaking for the New Orthopedic Center of Excellence in Southwest Florida sets the stage for a future where cutting-edge orthopedic care is not only accessible but also tailored to the unique needs of the local community. As construction progresses, the vision of HSS and NCH to establish a transformative healthcare hub comes one step closer to fruition, promising a healthier and happier future for all.