Choosing to have surgery is an important decision. Once made, you want to ensure you understand the process and are prepared for the best outcome and a speedy recovery.
Holy Family Memorial’s new HFM Prepare Clinic helps you do just that.
HFM Prepare Clinic is part of the perioperative surgical home, a model of care that coordinates the steps of the surgical journey from decision through recovery. It advances surgical outcomes by preparing patients for every step of their journey.
With the HFM perioperative surgical home, patients have a full team working with them throughout the surgical process, from considering surgery through recovery. It begins with a patient’s HFM primary care provider and includes the patient’s surgeon, anesthesiology providers, nurses, social workers, physical therapists and other caregivers they will work with along the way.
HFM Prepare continues to support patients through recovery. The program makes sure patients understand what to expect after discharge from the hospital and what they need to do to stay healthy after recovery.
HFM Prepare encourages questions. The goal is to make sure patients have every advantage and are prepared physically, mentally and spiritually for surgery. Many people experience faster healing and even less need for pain medication. Studies show that patients who are prepared for their surgery in every way possible experience the best outcomes.
To learn more about HFM Prepare, visit https://www.hfmhealth.org/hfm-prepare-clinic/.