Taylorville Memorial Hospital offers a Joint Works program that allows patients who are going to have a knee or hip replacement to find out all of the ins and outs of their upcoming procedure. Missy Keiser, Joint Works Educator, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, meets with the families intimately for an hour and a half to two hours to talk to the family about the procedure, what the patient needs to do before the surgery takes place, what rehabilitation looks like afterward, and answer and of the patient or family's questions. Keiser explained some of the ways patients prepare before their procedure.
Keiser also mentioned their knee replacement presentation taking place Monday, February 6th. Tracy Seaton, Director of Nursing at TMH joined Keiser and said their last presentation on hips had a full house, and many people had questions on knees, so they decided to dedicate time to that procedure as well.
Seaton and Keiser appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.