First total joint replacement completed at new Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute ASC

Orlando, FL (August 17, 2023) – The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute has completed the first direct anterior outpatient total hip replacement at the Eugene Jewett, MD Surgery Center inside its new downtown complex.

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. George Haidukewych completed the procedure on August 14, 2023. Dr. Haidukewych serves as the academic chairman of the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute and chief of joint replacement and orthopedic trauma.

Ambulatory surgery center patients have access to imaging, pharmacy services and physical therapy all within the same facility. Following each outpatient procedure, patients receive a visit from a member of the rehabilitation team to begin physical or occupational therapy right away.

The first phase of the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute Downtown Complex, which includes the Eugene Jewett, MD Surgery Center, opened in March. Phase two of the project, which features Florida’s first dedicated orthopedic hospital, will open later this month.


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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