Franciscan, Forté’s new Carmel facility aims to provide a one-stop shop for all orthopedic needs • Current Publishing
At the newly opened Carmel facility, home to Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, patients will find the help they need from the first sign of injury to ensuring they are ready to resume an active lifestyle respectively.
Franciscan, owner and operator of the hospital, and Forté, an independent medical group, have partnered to develop the 16,000-square-foot orthopedic hospital and 69,000-square-foot medical office building at 10777 Illinois St.
“When you bring together two great brands in orthopedics and bring in the resources and breadth of a well-known orthopedic group and hospital system, you really get a lot of synergy to deliver an outstanding, high-quality product for clinical care.” said Dr. James Callaghan, President and CEO of Franciscan Health Central Indiana.
Marty Rosenberg, CEO of Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, described the partnership and facility as a “rarity in the country.”
“There are very few, if any, facilities where you have an independent orthopedic practice partner with a healthcare system and you come together to build a center of excellence,” Rosenberg said. “You literally have everything in the orthopedic ecosystem in one building in a unique partnership, and that’s really rare.”
The facility includes 15 inpatient and outpatient orthopedic operating rooms, 23 inpatient beds, a preoperative center, the Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center, an emergency orthopedic clinic, a state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy center, an advanced imaging center, and a multi-story parking garage and sky bridge.
It also has a sports performance and athletic training center, complete with field turf, a pitcher’s mound, a basketball court and a dance studio, allowing medically trained staff to work directly with athletes of all skill levels on specific movements used in their activities during rehab.
The facility also includes the Forté Orthopedic Research Institute, which provides the space, tools and technology for surgeons to learn how to perform specific procedures, including by viewing a live surgery elsewhere in the building on a video Feed and simultaneous replication on a cadaver.
“If you’re from Crawfordsville and you’re a surgeon there and you want to learn how to use the (surgical) robot, you can come here (and learn from surgeons) who use it on a daily basis,” said Dr. Mark Ritter, President of Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics.
Future plans include the addition of an onsite fitness trail for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Learn more at franciscanhealth.org/CarmelOrtho and Forteortho.com.