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New Standards of Care for Orthopedics

Central Illinois’ first dedicated orthopedic hospital opens at UnityPoint Health – Proctor.

by Alyson McKean, UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois |
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital was held on January 28

When you visit the newly opened Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor, you will experience a state-of-the-art facility designed exclusively for orthopedic patients. The new outpatient facility is a partnership between Midwest Orthopaedic Center and UnityPoint Health, with the goal of providing a more convenient and comfortable experience for people in central Illinois while meeting the growing orthopedic needs of the community.

The hospital is equipped to handle orthopedic surgeries ranging from total joint replacements to sports injuries. “It’s the first of its kind—not just in Peoria, but the central Illinois region,” notes orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nirain D’Souza. “It’s actually a facility designed around the needs of orthopedic patients.”

Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor is changing the experience for people having orthopedic surgery. Located conveniently within UnityPoint Health – Proctor, the new hospital offers the benefits of an outpatient experience with the convenience and capabilities of hospital-based care. Services include same-day total joint replacement procedures and a full array of other orthopedic surgical options, while a dedicated orthopedic nurse navigator helps guide patients through the entire surgical and post-surgical experience.

Together, Midwest Orthopaedic Center and UnityPoint Health are dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective care, with a shared goal of improving the health of our patients and surrounding communities. As the first of its kind in the region, the new hospital expands the options available in Peoria’s world-class medical community.

“The people of central Illinois will now be offered a new standard of care for orthopedics,” explains Dr. Keith Knepp, regional CEO, UnityPoint Health. “Our organizations are making a joint commitment to elevate both the level of care we provide and the patient experience through Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor.”

Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor is conveniently located off North Knoxville and Sheridan Road in the heart of Peoria. The hospital is on the ground level of Proctor and is easily accessible from the parking lot and registration—providing seamless care from registration to post-operative discharge.

To learn more about Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor, call (833) 662-3278 to schedule an appointment or visit Most insurance plans are accepted, and a cash pay option is available.PM