Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic may be the oldest orthopaedic practice in the area, but with the opening of their new 98,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art practice headquarters and surgery center in northwest Raleigh, they’ve stepped into the 21st century in a big way.
The practice can trace its roots all the way back to 1919, when one of the founding physicians hung out a shingle in a quaint Victorian house in the center of town. Since that time, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, affectionately known as the ROC, has grown to include 19 board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and an extensive support staff, making it the largest orthopaedic practice in Wake County.
With all this growth came the need to upgrade facilities. Since 1977, the main clinic had been housed in a building not far from the new location. While attending a retreat about 10 years ago, the partners began laying plans for their new facility, which would provide enough space for the patient clinic, in-office pharmacy, diagnostics like MRI, physical therapy and their Orthopaedic Urgent Care. The crown jewel of the new clinic is the Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center, a joint venture between Raleigh Orthopaedic and Rex Healthcare and an AAAHC-accredited outpatient facility featuring four orthopaedic operating rooms and two procedure rooms.
A few years ago, Dr. G. Hadley Callaway, President of Raleigh Orthopaedic, participated alongside Cree in a workshop to build an LED surgical lamp. He was so impressed with what Cree brought to the table that he reached out to the company as the practice sought to outfit the new clinic.
According to Dr. Callaway, in building the new clinic, it was important that the facility make a statement to patrons that the ROC is on the cutting edge. So who better to turn to when selecting a lighting solution than Cree, the technology and industry leader in LEDs and LED lighting. “Cree is a ‘class A’ light,” says Dr. Callaway.