C. Mahlon Kline Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center
Named in memory of C. Mahlon Kline, the building was erected in 1975 through the generosity of his family and the C. Mahlon Kline Foundation. The building is home to an orthopedic surgical suite which includes a unique pool recovery system. Dr. Jacques Jenny, considered the father of large-animal orthopedic surgery, envisioned a system where horses could emerge from anesthesia without injury. To that end, the CMK operating room at the George D. Widener Hospital is equipped with a monorail that runs from the OR to the recovery pool. Our pool-recovery system allows the disoriented animal to waken suspended in a specially engineered harness and rubber raft. This recovery technique allows the patient to reach near full consciousness in the warm water, significantly reducing the risk of re-injuring the damaged limb. Once awake, the horse is hoisted from the raft and moved to the recovery stall where he can stand at once.
The Comparative Orthopedic Research Lab (CORL) is also located in the building.