The Joint and Spine Center of Excellence provides patients with information and experienced guidance from a nurse navigator. This program helps prepare patients before surgery and throughout rehabilitation.
 

 

 

Gold Seal of Excellence

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center has earned three separate Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Disease-Specific Care Certifications for knee and hip replacement and spinal fusion. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to provide safe and effective patient care. 

St. Joseph is the first hospital in the region with these certifications. 

 

 

 

 


Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee & Hip Replacement

St. Joseph Joint & Spine Center of Excellence is a designated Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee & Hip Replacement.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance companies have designated hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers that are proven to outperform their peers in the areas that matter to you—quality, safety and, in the case of Blue Distinction Centers—efficiency. St. Joseph is proud to have received both designations, which identify facilities with proven expertise in providing specialty care, giving our patients peace of mind when making important healthcare decisions.


Total Joint Replacement Center of Excellence

We focus on overall care and recovery of patients before and after total hip or total knee replacement surgery. The Total Joint Replacement Center of Excellence program emphasizes preoperative preparation and exercises with a strong emphasis on early mobility and proper pain control after surgery.  The Center of Excellence is a comprehensive unit that features:

  • Valuable patient and family education
  • State-of-the-art enhanced, post-surgery pain management
  • Coordinated program and individualized physical and occupational therapy
  • Dedicated unit with specially trained staff

Please view this online class to help prepare for surgery. If you have further questions after viewing this class, please call 208-799-5640.


Preoperative Education Class
Joint Replacement - Steps for Success


 

Spine Surgery Center of Excellence

Please view this online class to help prepare for surgery. If you have further questions after viewing this class, please call 208-799-5640.


​Preoperative Education Class
Spine Fusion - Back to Living

The St. Joseph Spine Center of Excellence provides minimally-invasive and state-of-the-art spine surgery techniques to treat many degenerative or traumatic conditions of the spine.

We are with you every step of the way, through preoperative preparation and exercises with a strong emphasis on early mobility and proper pain control after surgery. The Spine Center of Excellence includes:

  • Valuable patient and family education
  • State-of-the-art enhanced, post-surgery pain management
  • Coordinated program and individualized physical and occupational therapy
  • Dedicated unit with specially trained staff

Patient Testimonials


Mick Wimer, former teacher and coach


Lillian Bowen, dental hygienist

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