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Continuum of Care

St. Mary’s was named a top performing hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report for 2011-12. We provide the area’s most complete continuum of orthopedic care. From the Emergency Department to our joint replacement center, St. Mary’s has you covered.

Whether you need treatment for a twisted ankle or a total joint replacement, St. Mary’s has a team of dedicated professionals to provide you with the high quality orthopedic care you need.

Emergency Care

If you have a severe injury, dial 911. For care of injuries when your doctor’s office is closed, our Emergency Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Diagnostic Services

Getting the right treatment requires getting the right diagnosis. St. Mary’s provides radiological services including digital x-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound. Most services are available at St. Mary’s Outpatient Diagnostic, Rehab and Wellness Center off Ga. 316 as well as at St. Mary’s Hospital on Baxter Street.

Orthopedic Surgery Center

If surgery is required, St. Mary’s Outpatient Surgical Center and Main Operating Rooms provide a modern, caring and highly sterile setting for everything from minor cartilage repair to reconstructions and replacements.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Patients recovering from orthopedic procedures, strokes, head injuries and more than a dozen other diagnoses who need intensive rehabilitation can receive St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. The center, the first of its kind in the Athens area, provides intensive physical, occupational and speech-language therapy in a facility that encourages patients to get up, move around and interact with other people. The goal is to help patients return to the highest level of function – and the most normal life possible – following their discharge.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

After discharge, or for patients who don’t need inpatient care, St. Mary’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at 2470 Daniells Bridge Road offers a complete range of rehab services, including physical, occupational and speech/language therapy. Staff includes therapists who specialize in helping people return to active living, including sports.

Post-rehab fitness

To help you stay in great shape and keep your joints – and cardiovascular system – healthy, St. Mary’s Wellness Center offers a fully equipped gym, exercise classes and fitness consultations with our experienced exercise specialists. St. Mary’s Wellness Center also features a post-rehab program to help you to continue the advances in strength, flexibility and range of motion that you made in rehab.

St. Mary’s Joint Support Group

Finally, if you have a chronic joint problem such as arthritis, St. Mary’s Joint Support Club provides information and support that you might find helpful. This group, sponsored by St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Services, meets on the second Mondays of each month at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, a program and sharing with other members. For information, call (706) 389-2900.