St. Vincent Joint Replacement Solutions (JRS) is a unique and dedicated comprehensive program for patients having total knee replacement surgery and/or total hip replacement surgery. Our JRS program has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center. For you, that means conscientious, world class care the moment you enter the Joint Replacement Unit. We begin our program by fully educating you about your procedure prior to surgery and continue post-surgery; including inpatient group therapy, individualized patient education and preparation for recovery at home.
Our Joint Replacement Solutions program is designed to let patients in similar situations go through the program together. At the start, you'll be assigned a dedicated team featuring an orthopedic surgeon, anesthesiologist, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers. These specialists are here to offer guidance and support every step of the way. You'll also select a friend or family member as your "coach," to help during your hospital stay and at-home recovery.
The Joint Replacement Solutions program features:
- Joint Care Coordinator
- Preoperative education class for you and your coach
- Comprehensive patient
- A private room
- Daily patient newsletters
- Group therapy; as well as, individual care
- Public education seminars
Over 240,000 people in the United States will become candidates for a total hip replacement this year. This number will continue to grow as the baby boomer generation ages. At St. Vincent we offer the very latest in joint replacement surgery and recovery; including the Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery. We are the only facility in the tri-state offering this surgery. The Anterior Approach Hip Replacement surgery is less invasive, therefore minimizing pain, muscle trauma, recovery time and less risk of dislocation. Not all patients are candidates for anterior approach hip replacement, and not all surgeons are trained to perform this type of surgery. Please speak with your surgeon to determine if you are eligible and if they offer the Anterior Approach Hip Replacement.
More than 600,000 people in the United States will have total knee replacement surgery this year and that number is expected to grow as the baby boomer generation ages. If you struggle with pain in your knees -- either due to injury or conditions like osteoarthritis, total knee replacement through our Joint Replacement Solutions program may be the answer.
Our Awards and Designations
Blue Distinction® Award
Our Joint Replacement Solutions program received the Blue Distinction® Award, a designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare and better overall outcomes for knee and replacement procedures.
The Blue Distinction® designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based, objective selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations' recommendations. Its goal is to help you find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care nationwide.
UnitedHealth Premium Three Stars Quality
We have earned the designation of Three Stars Quality as a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement center. This designation is based upon a review of our quality and cost efficiency data as compared against national and evidence-based standards.
This quality designation is effective for a two-year time period and will be re-evaluated every two years. The cost efficiency designation is effective for a one-year time period and will be re-evaluated annually.
The UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Center designation indicates St. Vincent meets or exceeds nationally-recognized standards of care such as total knee procedures most recent year, total hip procedures most recent year, readmission rate for total knee replacement and readmission rate for total hip replacement and inpatient mortality.