Bayshore Medical Center, a HCA Houston Healthcare hospital, has opened the “Center for Neurosciences and Orthopedics.” The 20-bed unit, occupying 15,800 square feet of the hospital’s fifth floor is a completely new buildout, designed to meet the unique needs of neuroscience and orthopedic postoperative patients in Pasadena and throughout Houston.
From specialized staff to gourmet menus, the new unit is designed to perfect the postoperative experience.
Bayshore has hired nine registered nurses, specializing in postoperative care, to staff the $5 million facility. Proprietary physician-led protocols will empower each nurse to safely make medical decisions, such as when to discharge a patient, independently. Additionally, the unit will feature its own physical therapy gym and specialist to streamline rehabilitation. These measures are expected to reduce length of stay from an average of three to one day.
“Neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery are highly unique, and inpatient recovery for these patients should reflect that,” said Bayshore CEO Jeanna Bamburg. “This new unit is our gift to the Southeast Harris County community, who can receive specialized care and recovery in their own backyard, and I believe patients across Houston will now also consider Bayshore on their shortlist of surgery sites.”
The hospital coordinated with an interior designer to give the rooms – each measuring 360 square feet, double the size of a standard room – a residential feel, including accommodations for guests to stay with patients overnight. The unit also features a “Bistro” where patients and families can dine together on their choice of two daily “Chef’s specials” or order from a menu of a la carte options for in-room dining.
“There is increasing evidence that community support can impact patient experience and recovery,” said Dr. Peyman Pakzaban, the neurological surgeon practicing at Bayshore Medical Center. “This unit gives patients the best of all worlds – specialized care and privacy in a setting that encourages them to connect with family, friends, and each other as part of their treatment plans.”