April 1st was the launch of the hip fracture program at Dekalb Medical. We will be reducing our time to surgery to less than 24 hours and reduce length of stay to 3 days. By reducing our time to surgery and focusing on an early discharge, we can expect far better outcomes. Early benefits of the hip fracture program include early nerve blocks reducing pain, expedited service through the ER, prioritization for surgical scheduling, regional rather than general anesthetics, and early blood clot prophylaxis. We look forward to serving our community better in the Dekalb area and look forward to spreading the word about our premier hip fracture service! Click HERE for even more info on this state of the art program.