Maury Regional Health breaks ground on Orthopedic Surgical Institute


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Health held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 30 as they launched construction of the Orthopedic Surgical Institute on the campus of Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC).

“As the number of otherwise healthy, active older adults in our community continues to increase, the need for orthopedic surgeries to repair or replace damaged, arthritic joints continues to be a major service offered at MRMC,” said Maury Regional Health Chief Executive Officer Martin Chaney, MD. “When I started my career in medicine, patients undergoing a hip or knee replacement required extended hospital and rehab stays. With robotic-assisted technologies in the hands of very talented surgeons along with dedicated outpatient teams, the majority of patients undergoing joint replacement and spinal surgeries at MRMC are able to transition home the day of their procedure. This new hospital-based outpatient department is the next step in our quest to provide patient-centered, state-of-the-art orthopedic and pain-management procedures for those we serve.”

The project will consist of a 34,040-sq.-ft. expansion to the northeast side of the existing Pavilion from the ground level to the fourth floor. The ground level will contain a new sterilization and surgical supply unit, while the first floor will contain four operating suites, with two additional shelled areas that can be equipped as surgical suites, and two procedure rooms. Among the technology available in the Orthopedic Surgical Institute is the Mako robotic-assisted platform used for knee and hip replacement as well as the 7D Surgical FlashTM Navigation System for spinal procedures. The remaining floors will provide shelled space for future expansion. The expansion is expected to be complete in less than two years.

Physicians on the medical staff who will perform procedures there include:

  • Jeff Adams, MD - total shoulder replacement
  • Mark Cobb, MD - spinal surgery
  • Randall Davidson, Jr., MD - ankle replacement
  • Lee Hunter, Jr., MD - elbow replacement
  • Christopher Loftis, MD - shoulder replacement
  • Scott McCall, MD - knee and hip replacement
  • Jonathan Pettit, MD - sports medicine
  • Zachary Pharr, MD - sports medicine
  • Erion Qamirani, MD - spinal surgery
  • Braden Schuster, MD - interventional pain management
  • Cason Shirley, MD - knee and hip replacement
  • Carson Strickland, MD - ankle replacement
  • Kenneth Sykes, MD - interventional pain management
  • Freddie Wade, MD - knee and hip replacement
  • John Welker, MD - interventional pain management

“Maury Regional leadership received feedback from orthopedic surgeons on its medical staff, including the physicians at Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance Columbia and others to design a space that is optimized for efficiency and patient experience,” said Scott McCall, MD. “This new state-of-the-art Orthopedic Surgical Institute located on Maury Regional’s campus is an evolution for orthopedic care in our region.”

This project will necessitate the relocation of LabCorp on June 5 to the main floor of the Medical Office Building adjacent to the Pavilion.

MRMC offers a wide array of surgical services with more than 50 surgeons on the medical staff. The medical center offers advanced technology that includes four da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical platforms, the Mako robotic-assisted system for joint replacements and an endovascular lab and a digital imaging system that enables physicians to view diagnostic images during the surgical procedure.

Group photo during ribbon cutting.


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