Marjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell

Orthopedic surgeries are performed at the brand new Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Through the generosity of Marjorie G. Ernest in recognition of her father (a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the region), Capital Health has a state-of-the-art inpatient unit for your care as well as some of the most advanced surgical equipment available.

Medical Surgical Inpatient Room

The nurses who staff our Marjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence (a 36-bed, all private orthopaedic unit) are specially trained Magnet orthopedic nurses. All rooms are designed to promote healing, which means that not only do we offer hotel-like amenities such as room service and a concierge but also subtle design elements that provide a safe haven for patients to heal. Some of these elements include: 

  • The exact same configuration as every other room in order to promote safety and efficiency among physicians and staff 
  • The head of the bed on an angled wall with the patient facing exterior windows for a view of Hopewell’s natural aesthetic 
  • Beds that are viewable from the doorway making it easier for nurses and staff to monitor patients without disturbing them 
  • A bathroom in each room on the same wall as the bed so patients can use the wall to steady themselves to prevent falls.

There is also a physical therapy satellite gym adjacent to the unit so that our orthopedic-trained physical therapists and occupational therapists can help patients transition from their in-room rehabilitation without having to travel to another part of the hospital.

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