New Orthopedic Hospital in Stone Oak

Baptist Orthopedic Hospital

Baptist Health System held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 27, at the site of its newest offering – the Baptist Orthopedic Hospital - a state-of-the art facility located at 520 Madison Oak Drive, on the campus of North Central Baptist Hospital. The 76,800 –square-foot, $50 million hospital opened its doors for patients November 1.  


“It’s a culmination of a vision to bring orthopedic care in San Antonio to a new level  – the first of its kind in this area,“ said Graham Reeve, president and CEO of Baptist Health System, at the event. 


Physicians, staff members and community visitors gathered to tour the hotel-like patient rooms and surgical suites loaded with the latest in technological advancements. 


According to the Baptist Health System, patients will be treated to a warm, comfortable atmosphere, while receiving safe, high quality services and care that address the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including:


  • Joint replacement and arthritis 
  • Sports medicine injuries 
  • Arthroscopic surgery 
  • Spine treatment
  • Care and surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, knee, foot and ankle 


“The design of the Baptist Orthopedic Hospital is unlike any in San Antonio,” said Bill Waechter, president of North Central Baptist Hospital. “Features to enhance patient comfort and a healing environment are built into every aspect of the hospital, from our 18-bed pre-operation unit, 15-bed post-anesthesia care unit; 10 operation and recovery rooms and 30-bed inpatient unit.”


Mary Wearden, M.D., chief of staff at North Central Baptist, who has decades of experience with the hospital, spoke passionately about the importance of taking a holistic approach to patient treatment and recovery. “We don’t just have a patient to take care of, we have the family to take care of.  That’s critically important – it’s not just the patient – it’s the family,” she said. 



“With a sole focus on quality musculoskeletal care, the Baptist Orthopedic Hospital is able to investigate new technology and surgical techniques, provide specialized operating and treatment rooms, and advance the field of orthopedic research,” said orthopedic surgeon Sergio Viroslav, M.D., Baptist Health System Medical Executive president. “As an orthopedic surgeon, I've been excited to be involved in the development of this hospital, which will make San Antonio a destination for top quality orthopedic care and help to attract and develop more skilled orthopedic practitioners in the area.”


Eric Evans, president of hospital operations praised contributions of the people involved,  “A facility is just a facility with out the amazing staff and physicians here.”  



Mary Wearden, M.D., chief of staff