New Surgical Recovery Benefit Added for Total Joint Replacement Patients

At Decatur County Hospital, you are our top priority. A positive patient experience is at the core of everything we do. In a continued effort to provide our patients with outstanding care, we are proud to announce a new partnership for those that undergo total joint surgeries at our facility. We have partnered with Goldfinch Health, an organization that provides an extra level of care for patients preparing for and recovering from surgery.

As you prepare for, and recover from a total joint surgery, Goldfinch will work with your surgical team, other hospital staff, and you to help ensure you receive care based on Advanced Surgical Pathways. These approaches are designed to enhance your preparation for surgery, better manage any surgery-related pain, and minimize your need to use addictive opioid painkillers. We are starting this partnership with patients who undergo total joint replacement procedures, and we plan to extend this service to other surgical procedures in the future. Through this partnership, we will provide access to three tools at no cost to you.

1) We will provide access to a Goldfinch Nurse Navigator. Experts in surgery and recovery, Goldfinch Nurses are here to support and advocate for you each step along the way. Whether working with your Goldfinch Nurse over the phone, or through the Goldfinch app, no question is too big or too small. The Goldfinch Nurse acts as an extension of your surgeon and the Decatur County Hospital care team.

2) A customized app is available for smart phones, and other electronic devices. This app allows you to chat with your Goldfinch Nurse at any time. The app also provides access to articles and videos to ensure you are an informed patient, and ready for your best surgery experience.

3) Prior to your surgery, a “Prepared for Surgery” care package will be mailed directly to you. This box includes a number of items key to your best surgery experience. The care package will be provided to you a few days before your surgery and your Goldfinch Nurse will guide you through use of the items included.

Throughout your journey, we are confident that our entire team—Decatur County Hospital and Goldfinch—will provide reassurance, comfort, and education when you need it.

At Decatur County Hospital, we are constantly looking for ways to improve your experience, and this partnership demonstrates our commitment to providing access to the specialists you need, who provide the care you deserve. For advanced surgical care, choose Decatur County Hospital for your next procedure.

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