Behind the Red Line
Created: Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:00
Written by Kristie Harris
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In November 2009, Charlie Bertini had his hip replaced at Pardee Hospital. In August 2010, less than a year later, he returned to the Orthopedic
Unit. This time, however, he and his wife Joan were part of a tour group of eight who walked the Pardee halls to see expansions and upgrades underway in the Orthopedic Department as well as to view a surgery.
It was all part of Making Rounds
, the behind-the-scenes tour designed to give members of the community greater awareness of what goes on at Pardee. After each person signed a confidentiality agreement and put on scrubs, they were introduced to Eileen Stepp, nursing director of Surgical Services. She took them “behind the red line” where the public generally can not go.
Seeing the surgical procedure remains a highlight for Charlie. “I was really impressed with the efficiency, cordiality and how everyone worked together. This was an extremely professional team,” he said following the experience.
Does Charlie recommend Making Rounds
to others? “Absolutely,” he responded. “Seeing an operation is a unique experience and I appreciated getting an understanding of all that is involved.”
Tours are organized by the Pardee Hospital Foundation
. If you would like to learn more, please contact the Pardee Hospital Foundation at (828) 696-4666.