Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (8 South) is a 25 bed inpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation unit which provides a comprehensive treatment program for patients with musculoskeletal disorders, joint replacement, fracture repairs, spine surgeries, and limb amputations. Our rehabilitation registered nurses work closely with members of the interdisciplinary team to restore, maintain or promote the patient’s maximal level of function and wellness. We deliver care using the primary nursing care model and base our practice on shared decision-making. Staff members are highly encouraged to participate in councils and committees, to attend conferences and workshops, and to pursue nursing specialty certification. Adequate time and support is made available for staff members to work on unit-based projects and research. Nursing staff are encouraged develop professionally through continuing and higher educational opportunities. Currently 8 South has the highest percentage of certified RN’s in the institution.

Our Facilities

  • State-of-the-art beds
  • Hill ROM staff locator technology
  • Automatic vital sign machines
  • Safety Infusion IV Pump System
  • Game Ready, AVI, SCD, CPM
  • Wound VAC, Jackson Pratt, Hemovac
  • Mobile medication carts for each nurse
  • Computerized documentation
  • Electronic patient and family teaching handouts
  • Bedside handoff communication
  • Interdisciplinary Team Rounding
  • Hourly Rounding
  • Team Self Scheduling

Staff Quality

We look for the following qualities in our staff:

  • Knowledgeable and open minded
  • Able to accept constructive criticism
  • Team player
  • Reliable, flexible, motivated, and energetic
  • Excellent communicator
  • Creative and innovative
  • Able to problem-solve effectively
  • Able to think critically
  • Utilizes evidence in practice
  • BSN prepared


Nurse Manager: Ella Blot MA RN GNP CRRN NE-BC
Assistant Nurse Manager: Murielle Nose BSN RN
Assistant Nurse Manager: Jennifer Withall MS APRN-BC, CNS