Whether you’re experiencing a rotator cuff problem or a torn knee ligament, carpal tunnel syndrome or a herniated disk, at Paoli Hospital, your orthopedic specialist will be with you for the entire journey—from your initial consultation through your recovery. This personalized attention keeps the lines of communication open, allowing you the opportunity to ask questions and the team the chance to better gauge your progress.
All of our specialists have been fellowship-trained at the finest institutions, and many are active in philanthropic efforts throughout our local community.
Physical Medicine and Rehab
Our Orthopedic Program Manager is a resource for patients seeking more information about orthopedic surgery. She manages the Joint Replacement Program, helping patients undergoing hip and knee replacement to navigate the system. more
These are some of the health care providers that you may meet during your stay in the hospital. By their definition, you can see they all have specific and important jobs to accomplish while providing you with the best care during your stay.
Physician - one who graduated from a college of medicine or osteopathy and who is licensed by the appropriate board as an authorized practitioner of medicine.
Attending Physician - one who attends a hospital at stated times to visit the patients and give directions as to their treatment.
Family Physician - a medical specialist who plans and provides the comprehensive primary health care of all members of a family, regardless of age or sex, on a continuous basis.
Hospitalist - physicians whose primary professional focus is the medical care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. They are the physicians that organize the communication between different doctors caring for a patient and serve as the point of contact for other doctors and nurses from questions to updates, and delineate a comprehensive plan of care.
Physician Assistant (PA)- a primary healthcare professional who has been trained in an accredited program and certified by an appropriate board to perform certain parts of a physician's duties, including history taking, physical examination, diagnostic tests, treatment, and certain minor surgical procedures, all under the responsible supervision of a licensed physician.
Nurse - one who is specially prepared in the scientific basis of nursing and who meets certain prescribed standards of education and clinical competence and to provide services essential to or helpful in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and well-being.
Clinical Nurse Specialist - a registered nurse, usually having a master's degree in nursing, who has a high degree of knowledge, skill, and competence in a specialized area.
Graduate Nurse - a graduate of a school of nursing, often used to designate one who has not been registered or licensed.
Licensed Practical Nurse - a graduate of a school of practical nursing whose qualifications have been examined by a state board of nursing and who has been legally authorized to practice as a licensed practical or vocational nurse (L.P.N. or L.V.N.), under supervision of a physician.
Nurse Practitioner - a registered nurse with advanced education and clinical training within a specialty area.
Private Duty Nurse - one who attends to an individual patient, usually on a fee-for-service basis, and who may specialize in a specific class of diseases.
Public Health Nurse/Visiting Nurse - an especially prepared registered nurse employed in a community agency to safeguard the health of persons in the community, giving care to the sick in their homes, promoting health and well-being by teaching families how to keep well, and assisting in programs for the prevention of disease.
Registered Nurse - a graduate nurse who has been legally authorized (registered) to practice after examination by a state board of nurse examiners or similar regulatory authority, and who is legally entitled to use the designation RN.
Patient Care Facilitator - primary healthcare professionals who are advanced Clinical Nurses that lead the practice of nursing and manage care on the unit. They are recognized as being proficient in the delivery of complex nursing care to continuously promote quality patient care by coordinating patient care conferences and assisting in the development and revision of pathways. They assume a broad level of accountability for the outcomes of care for assigned patients in a specific geographical area.
Patient care technicians (PCT) - paraprofessionals that work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care (bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, taking your vital signs, temperatures & blood samples) in a variety of healthcare environments
Physical Therapists (PT) - primary healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities. PT’s evaluate your mobility, and set goals with you to restore you to your previous functional levels of independence, strength, flexibility, and endurance, while oversee your progress and provide patient and family education.
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) -
work under the supervision of physical therapists. They use physical
treatment procedures to help improve mobility and relieve pain and
disability caused by disease or injury
Occupational Therapy (OT) - primary healthcare professionals who enable people to perform meaningful and purposeful occupations. OT’s evaluate your ability to perform activities of daily living, teach you the necessary skills to overcome challenges, and oversee your progress and provide patient and family education.
Social Worker - primary healthcare professionals who help individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal while assisting in discharge planning.
Case Management - primary healthcare professionals who employ a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for patients. They educate the patient and families on options and services to meet an individual's health needs through available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes.
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