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Hospital partners with Alliance Community for orthopedic patients
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Posted: 2014 Feb 14 - 06:15

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Florida Hospital DeLand and Alliance Community, a local retirement community, have announced a partnership, offering patients a new choice in where to stay after a surgical procedure.

Patients who travel to the hospital to undergo a procedure with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Hollmann have found receiving follow-up care after being discharged can sometimes be challenging. While patients who live locally can go home and then easily return to the physician's office for follow-up care, those who travel from out-of-town, must either stay in a hotel or commute from home.

With the new partnership, patients can stay in a private one-bedroom apartment for less than $100 per night and receive home health physical therapy services.

"We have many patients who travel to DeLand, some as far away as Georgia, for Dr. Hollmann to perform the Makoplasty procedure," said Kem Castle, the hospital's Orthopaedic Service Line Manager. "Now with our partnership with the Alliance Community, our patients can stay close to the hospital in a private, comfortable environment, making it easier for them to see their physician for follow-up care after their surgery."

Patients commute to DeLand to see Dr. Hollmann because he is one of the most experienced total joint surgeons in Central Florida. Also, he is Volusia County's only member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and was the first surgeon in the area to perform the Makoplasty robotic partial knee replacement -- also known as Roboknee.

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