Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SYRACUSE - St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center will host the Operation Walk Syracuse team on Saturday, December 8, as it performs free orthopedic surgeries for seven Central New York residents who otherwise would be unable to afford them.
The patients underwent a rigorous screening process to determine eligibility for the free surgeries. In addition to several clinicians who are donating time and resources to help perform the surgeries, St. Joseph’s is donating the use of its post-operative suites and nursing unit floor for patient recovery.
“We are pleased St. Joseph’s has agreed to host Operation Walk Syracuse for its home front initiative,” said Kimberly Murray, RN, MS, CNOR, clinical director for Operation Walk Syracuse. “We witnessed some powerful experiences in Panama as we cared for those less fortunate who never would have had the chance to walk again. Now we are proud to do the same for those in our own backyard.”
The Operation Walk Syracuse home front initiative comes just weeks after Operation Walk Syracuse traveled to Panama to perform 67 joint replacement surgeries in Panama. To read more about the Panama trip, see the blog at http://operationwalksyracuse.blogspot.com/
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award. Affiliated with Franciscan Companies, St. Joseph’s is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis. For more information on St. Joseph’s programs and services, call the Resource Line at 315-703-2138 or 1-888-STJOES1.