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Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What are some advantages to coming to IOS?

  • IOS is an orthopedic specialty hospital. We specialize in having a team of healthcare workers who specialize in taking care of orthopedic patients and their needs and a facility designed especially for orthopedic care.
  • IOS leads the region in Patient Satisfaction. In the HCAHPS national patient satisfaction scores IOS is also a leader nationally.

2.  Is the IOS hospital accredited?

Yes, we are accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. To learn more about this accrediting agency visit their Web site.

3.  Can someone stay with me in the hospital?

Yes, regular visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., but visitors are allowed to spend the night if indicated. Family and significant others are encouraged to be a part of the patient's recovery.

4.  How long will I have to stay in the hospital?

Your hospital stay is dependent upon the surgery you have done and your recovery. The majority of the patients stay in the hospital 2 to 5 days.

5.  Can I do my Physical Therapy there?

Yes, IOS has a Physical/Occupational Therapy department located in the facility. If you are an inpatient, you may receive Physical Therapy from our therapists while you are.

6.  What if I have some other medical conditions,
can I still have my surgery there?

Yes, dependent upon the condition IOS has Internal Medicine Physicians on staff to assist in managing other medical conditions while you are here.

7.  How will my pain be managed after surgery?

Pain management is very important at IOS. The physicians and nurses will work with you to meet your needs and make every effort to keep you as comfortable as possible. IOS offers several pain relief modalities including continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNB) or patient controlled analgesia (PCA).

8.  When can I drive and shower?

This is dependent upon your surgery and recovery. In most cases you will be unable to drive until after you have seen your surgeon at which time he will instruct you on when you can drive.

9.  How soon will I be up after surgery?

In most cases, the nurses will get you up four to six hours post-operatively.

10. How often will I need to change my dressing
at home?

You will need to change your dressing daily at home. The nurses will instruct you and will send instructions on how to change your dressing for you and whoever will be helping you at home.

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IOS, 801 Medical Drive, Suite B, Lima, Ohio 45804
801 Medical Drive
Suite B
Lima, Ohio 45804
Phone:  419-224-7586
Fax: 419-224-9769