Community members gather to cut the ribbon to open the new Ted & Sue Getterman Spots and Orthopedic Center

Up and running

The Ted & Sue Getterman Sports and Orthopedic Center is open!

Just four months after its grand opening, the Ted & Sue Getterman Sports and Orthopedic Center reports more than 8,000 patient visits across all services.

Even in the midst of COVID-19, caregivers continued to serve patients. Because of the layout in the new facility, patients were able to follow social distancing guidelines and continue with physical therapy.

“I’ve often reflected on the implications of the pandemic if it had occurred a year earlier. Patients would have only been a few feet apart in our old facility,” says Lynn Glass, manager of the rehabilitation program. “The new indoor and outdoor rehabilitation space we’ve been blessed with at the Getterman Sports & Orthopedic Center allowed us to continue to treat appropriate patients throughout the pandemic. While other hospital services were suspended, our new space allowed us to ensure that patients got the care they needed. The magnitude of that blessing is not lost on me.”

This 106,000-square-foot, four-story center fulfills a vision inspired by orthopedic surgeons Dr. Jon Ellis and Dr. David Haynes, who helped establish Baylor Scott & White Southwest Sports Medicine. “Contributions from many people made this a reality,” says Dr. Haynes. “Bringing together a full spectrum of sports medicine, orthopedic, and sports performance services under one roof was a 15-year vision. I am very grateful to all who made it possible.”

“Ted and Sue Getterman’s decades-long relationship with Hillcrest is every hospital system’s dream; renowned, respected, and revered leaders serving on hospital and foundation boards, fundraising committees, and always willing to respond to the community’s growing healthcare needs,” says Glenn Robinson, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest. “The Getterman Wellness Center and the Ted & Sue Getterman Sports & Orthopedic Center represent the family’s commitment to healthy lifestyles, innovative fitness and recovery, and the desire to improve the lives of both the young and young at heart in Waco.”

“Being active is a priority in my life,” says Becky Lindsey, donor and chair of the fundraising committee for the facility. “Not only does it keep me healthy, it also keeps me involved—in my work, with my family, in my community. However, I know that one day I will need orthopedic care to keep me moving, and that’s why my husband and I are so honored to be part of this premier destination for sports medicine and orthopedic care.”

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