January 9, 2017

Hartford's New Bone & Joint Institute officially opens today

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
Hartford's new Bone & Joint Institute officially opens today.

Hartford HealthCare opened its all-new $150-million Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital on Monday.

The facility is New England's first and only orthopedic specialty hospital, and will offer a wide range of surgical procedures, new technologies and amenities in one location. Public tours were expected to follow an 11:30 a.m. news conference Monday in the institute's lobby.

Some of the institute's features include the Alter G, which helps people train without 80 percent of their body weight, allowing for better rehabilitation after surgery, and the VO2 max system, which helps elite athletes to improve their performance.

The 130,000-square-foot hospital features an inpatient building with 48 private inpatients rooms, with capacity to expand to 60; eight operating rooms; outpatient rehabilitation and wellness areas; easy access to diagnostic and other services. Connected via a skywalk is a 75,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center and medical facility.

The facility opening was first announced in a sneak peek in November.

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