This February, the Fracture Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton got a new space and a new name. The newly redeveloped Teresa Cascioli Charitable Foundation Fracture & Orthopaedic Clinic officially opens to patients on Friday, February 21, 2020 and will be located just inside the level zero entrance to the Juravinski Innovation Tower.
The Fracture Clinic has a long-standing reputation of excellence in orthopaedic diagnosis, surgery, recovery and care. Its care team is made up of renowned orthopaedic surgeons led by the Hospital’s Chief of Surgery, Dr. Anthony Adili, and complemented by a skilled team of nurses, residents, clerks, an advanced physiotherapist practitioner and an osteoporosis coordinator.
The multi-disciplinary fracture clinic team supports more than 16,000 patient visits every year with a wide range of services, including:
- Casting and bracing acute fractures and injuries of the ligaments
- Follow-up fracture care
- Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon for procedures of the hip, knee, shoulder and more.
- Post orthopaedic surgery follow-up care
- Education support for hip, knee and back surgery
- Osteoporosis screening and education
- Chronic disease management in the Regional Joint Assessment Program
The new Clinic is larger with spacious hallways and patient rooms that make it easier for patients with mobility challenges to move about. The clinic even has a direct link to St. Joseph’s state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging centre which allows fracture clinic patients to receive the x-rays or diagnostic tests they need right in the same area of our hospital, with no impeding stairs, elevators or long walks that can be painful for this patient group.
The Clinic’s new name is a testament to Teresa Cascioli’s long-standing relationship with and support for St. Joe’s. As a proud St. Joe’s baby, Teresa’s generous donations have helped build the Hospital’s Surgical Centre, enhance the Women’s and Infants Unit, support vital healthcare research and launch the St. Joe’s Baby Face Photo Wall program that celebrates babies born at our Hospital and brightens the hallways of St. Joe’s and the spirits of passersby.
At the naming event, Cascioli remarked on her philanthropy by saying, “I’m just trying to do the right thing by supporting St. Joe’s, by investing in healthcare in Hamilton.”
Directional Note: As the Teresa Cascioli Fracture & Orthopaedic Clinic now resides on Level 0 of the Juravinski Innovation Tower, the Women’s Breast Imaging Centre that was previously in this location has been moved to the Margaret & Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Care at the West 5th Campus.