The hospital boasts six state-of-the-art operating rooms, some of
which are equipped with cameras, allowing family members to
observe the surgery if the patient and surgeon approve.
Park City Medical Center offers premier orthopedic care
Park City is home to world-class athletes, so it makes sense that Park City Medical Center would offer premier orthopedic services.
“We recognize that people in Summit County live very active lives - and that can lead to a higher number of sports-related injuries,” says chief executive officer Rob Allen. “That’s why we designed our orthopedic department very carefully, making sure that we had specialized equipment and even a customized building design. You won’t find this kind of care in other community hospitals of this size.”
Gifted surgeons, with international reputations
Park City Medical Center has eight world renowned orthopedic surgeons on staff. All have impressive academic credentials - and even more impressive medical experience.
Among the eight there is an Olympic Gold medalist, team physicians for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, a consultant to Major League Baseball and the NFL, and physicians who have operated on some of the most notable athletes in the world.
These are the surgeons and their areas of expertise:
- Timothy C. Beals, MD, an expert in injuries of the foot and ankle.
- Vernon J. Cooley, MD, specializing in knee surgery and sports medicine.
- Phil A. Davidson, MD, an expert in cartilage restoration and joint resurfacing of the knee and shoulder.
- Eric A. Heiden, MD, specializing in sports medicine and knee surgery.
- Karen D. Heiden, MD, focusing on hand and upper extremity surgery.
- Charles C. Lind, MD, a specialist in arthroscopy and sports medicine, hip and knee replacement, and fracture care.
- Michael H. Metcalf, MD, specializing in shoulder surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and shoulder instability.
- Thomas D. Rosenberg, MD, an expert in knee surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine.
The latest equipment and instruments
Park City Medical Center has two operating rooms dedicated to patients who need orthopedic surgery. Each is outfitted with leading-edge equipment and instruments. Park City Medical Center even has a sophisticated camera system that allows loved ones to watch an entire procedure from the comfort of a nearby room — if they wish to observe, and if the patient and surgeon agree. Of course, the hospital is vigilant in guarding patients’ privacy.
A hospital designed with orthopedics in mind
The operating rooms are set up especially for orthopedic surgery, but the hospital was specially designed, too. Privacy is a top concern for patients, so architects included a private elevator that takes patients from their room to a secluded exit where they can step out the door, right into their car.
“The caliber of orthopedic care you’ll receive here and the level of technology we can offer are impressive for any hospital of any size. But what really matters is how a patient feels after they leave us. Park City Medical Center patients will have quicker surgeries, quicker recoveries and the best possible outcomes,” says Allen.