The new Sports & Orthopedic Center is beginning to take shape at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest
Construction crews are busy placing beams and laying the groundwork for the 106,000 square-foot facility scheduled to open in early 2020. Featuring both indoor and outdoor space for the rehabilitation and development of every type of athlete, the center is designed to enhance the health and well-being of the entire community.
“With this new addition to our campus, we seek to prevent injuries before they occur with advanced performance practices and prevention technology,” says Glenn Robinson, president for Baylor Scott & White – Waco Region. “When injuries do strike, we stand ready to treat patients with a team approach to each individual’s unique injury.”
- A sports performance space will allow team members to analyze the movement of athletes of all ages to improve strength, conditioning, and performance with a focus on safety.
- Specialists will offer both surgical and nonsurgical solutions to pain in hand/wrist, foot/ankle, spine, and total joint.
- A surgery center for orthopedic procedures will be located conveniently in the same complex as medical practices and rehabilitation services.
- Our Fusionetics Performance Health System provides effective solutions focused on reducing injury, optimizing performance, and enhancing recovery.
“Our community has graciously and generously supported Hillcrest’s advancement of health care services for decades, and we are honored to have received many gifts for the new Sport & Orthopedic Center,” Mr. Robinson says. “Philanthropy is a critical component to our Sacred Work, and we can never say thank you enough to those who have answered the call to help.”
A capital campaign is currently underway to fund leading-edge equipment and technology for this premier facility:
- A 3.0T MRI will provide high-resolution images to aid in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions, particularly those involving the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system.
- An AlterG Treadmill will help reduce gravity’s impact on the user, allowing patients to push their physical therapy rehabilitation and training further with less pain and stress to joints and muscles. The treadmill also provides a safe way to lose weight with more intensive exercise or improve mobility and strength for those with neurological conditions.
- A Bio-dex Machine will be used in physical therapy to measure quad and hamstring strength following surgery, identify risk for re-injury, and establish an appropriate timeline for return to competitive sports.
- An outdoor performance facility will enhance physical therapy by providing space for activities such as running, cutting, and pitching, or movements like swinging a golf club or tumbling