Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Towson Is Home to Best and Brightest

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On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 08:16

With innovative practices and visionary changes in surgical procedures, the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is blazing a course at full-speed into the next decade. Advancements in Orthopedics The center's International Center for Orthopedic Advancement, for example, is one of few research and development-based facilities of its kind in the world. Here, surgeons and engineers work together to continually improve procedures and perfect implant materials and tools. The premise of the Orthopedic Advancement center is to bring orthopedic surgeons and engineers together to perfect joint reconstruction techniques and develop instrumentation used in those surgeries. This also takes engineers out of their work spaces so they can see how their materials work. Minimally Invasive Surgery In its continuing efforts to improve health care, the Bayview Medical Center already had been performing minimally invasive hip replacement surgeries in which surgeons use a 4-inch incision, rather than the traditional 12-inch incision. And the facility also uses a new cardiac ultrasound system that provides real-time, 3-D images of the heart. Ivy League Affiliation Patients from across the country seek out the Bayview Medical Center’s services and doctors, a roll call that includes some of the top specialists in their fields. A member of the Johns Hopkins Health System, Bayview was was founded in 1773, and is one of the East Coast’s oldest continuous health care systems. Bayview is a full-service community teaching hospital and long-term care facility and is home to the state’s only regional burn center, a comprehensive neonatal intensive care unit, a sleep disorders center and a highly rated geriatric center. Best in Geriatric Care In addition to providing on-site residential care, the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center operates a unique voluntary program that allows senior citizens to maintain lifestyles in their own homes. With about 150 participants, ElderPlus was started seven years ago to provide and coordinate all levels of senior care. ElderPlus employees visit participants in their homes and provide physical therapy, nutritional meals, medical care, recreation and socialization at the Medical Center. The list of program features also includes providing participants with necessary prescription medications, medical equipment and transportation to the day health care center and to doctor’s appointments.