The Vanderbilt University Hospital complex is a tertiary referral center for the Mid-South area with approximately 800 beds and a brand new operating room and intensive care tower. Three thousand orthopaedic patients are admitted annually to Vanderbilt University Hospital. Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt has an average daily hospital census of 40 inpatients and we perform approximately 50 surgical cases each day. Approximately 5,000 patients are seen annually by the Orthopaedic Service in the emergency room.
The Veterans Administration Medical Center, adjacent to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has 485 beds (including 439 acute care beds) and an active ambulatory care clinic treating 3,502 orthopaedic outpatients annually. About 381 orthopaedic procedures are performed yearly while 286 orthopaedic patients are admitted to VAMC each year. It is located on the Vanderbilt campus. One junior and senior resident with two full time auxiliary faculty staff the VAMC at all times.
The Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital is also located on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus where four full-time pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and three non-operative physicians currently see more than 17,000 pediatric orthopaedic outpatients per year.