The Joint and Spine Center provides patients with information and guidance from a nurse navigator and educational classes. This program helps patients through surgery and rehabilitation.
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.
Joint & Spine Center Services:
The Center focuses on the recovery of patients after total hip or total knee replacement surgery, from a comprehensive patient guidebook that has information ranging from pre-operative instructions to at-home exercises, to private rooms and a wellness theme with a strong emphasis on early mobility and proper pain control after surgery. The Joint Replacement Center of Excellence and St. Joseph is a comprehensive unit that features:
- Valuable patient and family education
- Enhanced post-surgery pain management
- Coordinated program and individualized physical and occupational therapy
- Dedicated unit with specially trained staff