The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™
HealthEast Orthopaedic Care has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee joint replacement from The Joint Commission. This was awarded to all three of our acute care sites; St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. John’s Hospital and Woodwinds Health Campus. The Certification Award recognizes HealthEast Orthopaedic Care’s dedication to exceeding The Joint Commission's highest quality and patient care standards.
When you need surgery, we provide education, support and care for a quick recovery. Your input is important and we encourage you to be involved in your care both before and after surgery.
HealthEast Joint Replacement Registry
HealthEast Care System has been nationally recognized for its research in orthopaedics. Our community-based hip and knee implant registry was the first in the country.
Beginning in 1991 and continuing today, HealthEast has recorded more than 30,000 orthopaedic procedures. HealthEast's orthopaedic surgeons publish and present their registry research data nationally. This ultimately helps improve treatment and recovery for our patients. Learn more about HealthEast Joint Replacement Registry.
Preparing for joint replacement surgery
During a hip or knee replacement procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged cartilage and bone and places new metal and plastic joint surfaces to restore alignment and function of the joint.
If you are preparing for hip or knee replacement surgery, you are expected to attend a free, comprehensive pre-surgery class to prepare for surgery and your recovery and rehabilitation at home. Research has shown that education and preparation on the part of the patient leads to better outcomes after surgery.
Get pre-surgery class dates, times and locations.
You may find it helpful to download our total joint replacement handbook, review it before class, and bring your questions. You can view the handbook as a flip book or a PDF:
You can also view our videos:
Joint Camp and Joint Journey
Most orthopaedic patients are different from other hospital patients. They aren't sick; they just have a bad hip or knee.
Our Joint Camp and Joint Journey programs focus on the unique needs of orthopaedic patients. You'll even wear your own exercise clothes instead of a hospital gown.
- Have proven results
- Help you smoothly progress from surgery to recovery
- Emphasize wellness
- Involve group rehabilitation exercises
- Engage family and friends
- Get high scores from past patients
These interactive group therapy sessions help you return to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible by providing you with information and support from the time your surgery is scheduled through the weeks and months following discharge from the hospital. These programs focus on returning you home following a one- to three-day hospital stay. You'll be encouraged to follow an exercise and mobility training plan after surgery.
Joint Camp is offered at the Orthopaedic Specialty Center located at Woodwinds Health Campus. Joint Journey is offered at both St. John's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital.