News / Utah / 
New Orthopedic Facility to Open at the U

New Orthopedic Facility to Open at the U

Posted - Oct. 4, 2004 at 5:15 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) -- There's a new state-of-the-art orthopedic facility at the University of Utah. The official ribbon-cutting won't happen until tomorrow, but we got a sneak peak inside today.

The building is fully integrated with information technology and computer accessibility. It's now the largest orthopedic facility in the state.

Organizers expect the center will log more than 30,000 clinic patients and some 4,000 surgeries in the first year.

Doctors are excited because for patients it will be a one-stop shop with physicians, physical therapists, a pharmacy and more.

Darrel Brodke, Associate Professor Dept. of Orthopedics University of Utah: "We were looking for a facility in which a patient could have the entire treatment package, if you will, in once space."

The center took four and a half years to design and build. It carries a price tag of 36-million dollars.

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast