Patients Celebrate Pain-Free Joints
Reunion boasts 150 guests
The Center for Joint Replacement (CJR) at Washington Hospital celebrated its 2003 Patient Reunion this month, inviting past patients to come celebrate and visit with one another and CJR staff members.
CJR offers joint replacement patients a new alternative in joint care. The entire staff specializes in getting patients back on their feet, fast. Staff's expertise covers the entire surgical experience - from diagnosis through rehabilitation. To ensure patients return to their lives as fast as possible, staff employs a regiment of twice-daily physical therapy, making recovery easier. With the first therapy session beginning as early as the day of surgery, most patients walk out of the hospital within two to four days.
About 150 "graduates" and their guests attended, plus 35 CJR staff members.
Everyone got the chance to see where the program is going and where it's been with a slide show presented by Dr. John Dearborn, the Center's Medical Director. The presentation covered statistics, growth and future projections.
Additionally, Alisa Curry, CJR physical therapist, took center stage for the raffle and got everyone laughing with her wonderful sense of humor.
Musical entertainment was provided by the band "After Dark." Member, Bob Boring, of the three-person band is a "graduate" of CJR as well.
The event gave patients a chance to get together and visit with each other, as well as staff, in a relaxed and pleasant setting and allowed them the opportunity to see how the program is expanding and progressing.
Patients also had the opportunity to give back to the program that got them on their feet again so quickly after surgery through donations to the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. The CJR program has been helping patients for five years.
To learn more about joint replacement surgery at The Center for Joint Replacement, call (888) 494-7003.