This unique program, the first of its kind in the region, is specifically designed to address the needs of elderly patients who have suffered a fracture, particularly a hip fracture.
Hip fractures are a common and extremely debilitating injury among older people. Our program was developed to provide these patients with the very best care, from the moment they come through the doors of the emergency department all the way to recovery.
A collaboration among the departments of orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine and the division of geriatrics in medicine, our program involves specialists in numerous disciplines in order to address all the factors that contributed to the fracture and their impact on recovery.
Under the direction of orthopedics and geriatrics, we have brought together team members from emergency medicine, anesthesia, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, nutrition and social work to focus on the needs of older patients with fractures. We streamline care from the emergency department to surgery to physical therapy, with the goal of shortening hospital stays, reducing pain and complications, and getting our patients home and on their feet again as quickly as possible.
For more information on the Geriatric Fracture Program at Rhode Island Hospital, or to answer any questions, please call 401-444-5248.
Geriatric Fracture Program
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903