Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Rex Healthcare Break Ground on Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2012
Contact: Alan Wolf
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic
RALEIGH, N.C. - Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Rex Healthcare hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the official start of construction on the Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center. The 27,707-square-foot surgery center is a joint venture between ROC and Rex and will represent the largest, most modern outpatient orthopaedic facility in Eastern North Carolina.
"This facility will be a great asset to the community. It will have advanced onsite orthopaedic services including digital X-ray, MRI, physical therapy and an urgent care," said Hadley Callaway, M.D., president of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic. "It will be a center for orthopaedic excellence."
Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center will be located at 3001 Edwards Mill Road, between Duraleigh Road and Wade Avenue. Once complete, it will allow thousands of patients throughout the Triangle and surrounding areas to have easier access to high-quality, cost-effective orthopedic services.
"Rex Hospital and Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic have worked together closely for more than 60 years," said Rex President David Strong. "Patients will benefit from the experience of our two organizations in operating the area's first outpatient surgery center designed specifically for orthopedic surgery."
Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013. The facility will house four operating rooms and two procedure rooms. It will be the first floor of a four-story, 98,000-square-foot building that will also be the new home for Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic's main offices. The surgery center will be the site of thousands of outpatient orthopaedic procedures each year and will employ 30 full-time employees.
About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) is Wake County's largest and oldest orthopaedic practice. The orthopaedic surgeons of ROC are fellowship trained in their respective subspecialty areas which include: foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, hip, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopaedic care. Ancillary services include physical therapy, magnetic resonance imaging, radiology, shock wave therapy, and orthotics and pedorthotics. The Athletic Performance Center, a division of ROC, provides sports physical therapy and sports performance enhancement services for healthy and injured athletes. ROC is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Carolina Hurricanes, N.C. State University, the Carolina Ballet, and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County. ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary and Garner. Complete practice information is available at www.raleighortho.com.
About Rex Healthcare
Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. Rex Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women's care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. Rex's medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. Rex was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing Rex nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. Rex was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker's Hospital Review in 2011.