Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Valley Stream has recently cut the ribbon that officially opens The Orthopedic Hospital, a 9,761-foot facility located on the hospital’s second floor.

The $13.5 million investment includes 18 private patient rooms, technologically advanced operating rooms, a physical therapy unit, and dedicated clinical staff specializing in general orthopedics, surgery, fractures, sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand, total joint replacement, and spine surgery.

The Orthopedic Hospital has received the highest rating from The Joint Commission’s Healthcare Quality Certification in knee and hip replacement surgery, according to a media release from Northwell Health.

“Opening The Orthopedic Hospital is a key milestone at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream that will enhance our standing across Long Island and Queens,” says Steve Bello, executive director at LIJ Valley Stream, in the release.

“While we have been providing exceptional orthopedic care to our patients for years, we’re taking it to another level by creating boutique, patient-centric accommodations within a facility that is still part of a full-service hospital. The Orthopedic Hospital at LIJ Valley Stream is a center of orthopedic excellence that will attract patients from throughout the region,” he adds.

[Source(s): Northwell Health, PR Newswire]