Orthopedic Services Now Open!
The Orthopedic Services of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital officially opened on April 2, 2018, and was welcomed by a list of appointments for patients looking for relief of orthopedic injuries and conditions. The clinic is lead by Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Roger Branham who comes to HAMH with over 40 years of experience.
Having a comprehensive orthopedics program available right here is a great asset to our community. “Our goal is to provide a high quality orthopedic program for the residents of the Hayward Area,” said Dr.Branham.
Dr. Branham and members of our orthopedic team will be able to help treat those suffering from sports related injuries, in need of a joint replacement or coping with the symptoms or challenges of arthritis. The team will also be able to provide fracture care for those who need immediate treatment. Individuals and families will no longer have to travel to receive fracture care and surgical treatment. They will be able to receive services right here in our community, reducing the cost and avoiding the stress that can occur while traveling.
“We are very excited to bring this much needed service to our community,” said Sandy Harm, Vice President of Patient Care. “We are honored that Dr. Branham wanted to work with us to develop a comprehensive orthopedic program.”
We are now able to provide complete orthopedic care, including diagnostics, surgical and rehabilitation. Our clinic nurse manager, Angela Johnson, will help educate patients, which is an essential aspect of a successful outcome. Together Angela and Dr. Branham will help patients make informed decisions about their treatment options.
Our rehabilitation services team has taken special orthopedic training to be able to assist orthopedic patients with improving mobility, reducing pain and restoring performance and function. Our nurses have undergone training to assist in both the operating room and in patient care following surgery. If a patient is in need of extra care prior to going home, Water’s Edge has transitional care units available for short- term stays.
Dr. Roger Branham will also be seeing patients at the specialty clinic in Spooner Health. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Braham in either location, call 715-934-4850.