Your Orthopedic Program Manager
Meet Jaime Jackson, RN, orthopedic program manager for
St. John’s Peak Joint & Spine program. Jaime will act as your liaison throughout the entire course of treatment,
and is available during both pre-operative and postdischarge periods to
answer questions about your surgery or recovery.
The Orthopedic Program Manager will:
- Assess your needs at home and caregiver availability.
- Coordinate your discharge plan to home.
- Answer questions and coordinate your hospital care with joint and spine
center team members.
- Conduct a pre-operative class for patients undergoing joint replacement
or spine surgery.
Orthopedic Program Manager Jaime Jackson designed the pre-operative class
to help you prepare for your surgery and learn what to expect during your
hospital stay. Patients are encouraged to include a personal coach in
their care. “Having a friend or relative act as your coach is very
important for support and to keep you focused on healing.” said
Jaime. Bring them to the pre-operative class with you and plan on having
them involved in your care after surgery.
The pre-op class is mandatory for all patients undergoing spine surgery.
Your surgeon’s office staff should have signed you up for a pre-operative
class. If not,
sign up online or call the Orthopedic Program Manager to schedule your spine surgery
pre-operative class. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any additional
questions. The Orthopedic Program Manager can be reached at 307-739-6199.