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Interview with Val Coakley R.N., and orthopedic case manager at Mount Nittany Medical Center

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Medical Minute; 1:44

"Announcer: The 3WZ Medical Minute is brought to you by Mount Nittany Medical Center – Mount Nittany Life Forward. Our topic today this week is the Joint Venture class offered at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Our guest is Val Coakley R.N., and orthopedic case manager. Thanks for spending some time with us today!

Val Coakley: Thank you!

Announcer: Val, what will community members learn at the Joint Venture class at Mount Nittany Medical Center?

Val Coakley: Well, this is a free class that will help you to learn how to best prepare for your surgery – what to expect before, during and after your surgery, the equipment that we’ll use while you’re a patient at Mount Nittany Center, the plan of care and the goals for every day and how you, your family members, and your care providers will provide a role in your recovery process.

Announcer: Who should attend the class?

Val Coakley: The Joint Venture class is beneficial for anyone scheduled for a hip or knee replacement or even thinking about having hip or knee replaced in the near future.

Announcer: When and where will the class be held?

Val Coakley: The Joint Venture classes are the first Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m and the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. All classes are held in the ground floor conference rooms at Mount Nittany Medical Center. People should park in the parking entrance A, and there will be signs directing to the conference room from that point.

Announcer: Do community members need to register in advance for the class?

Val Coakley: There is no registration necessary for the Joint Venture Classes.

Announcer: Where can community members receive more information about attending the Joint Venture class at Mount Nittany Medical Center?  

Val Coakley: Potential patients may call me at 814-278-4810 or email me at vcoakley@mountnittany.org  and additional information about the Joint Venture classes can also be found on the hospital website, which is www.mountnittany.org

Announcer: Val Coakley, R.N. and orthopedic case manager, has been our guest on this edition of the Medical Minute. Thank you for your time!

Val Coakley: Thank you!

The 3WZ Medical Minute is brought to you by Mount Nittany Medical Center – Mount Nittany Life Forward."  

 

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