Joint Academy

The Joint Academy of
St. Mary Medical Center

Features of The Joint Academy program include:

  • Board-certified and/or fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons; anesthesiologists and licensed nurses and therapists who specialize in the care of joint replacement patients.
  • A dedicated Joint Care Coordinator who facilitates patient care from the preoperative phase through discharge and recovery.
  • All-private rooms designed with patient comfort in mind.
  • Education of family and friends to enable them to participate as "coaches" in your recovery process.
  • A patient guidebook that includes information on the plan of care from six weeks prior to surgery through discharge and outpatient recovery.
  • A pre-operative orientation class for the patient and "coach" to help them feel confident in what to expect before, during and after surgery.
  • Emphasis on group activities, as well as individual care.
  • Group lunches with other patients.
  • Associated after-care program and follow up.
  • Quarterly reunion luncheons for former patients and coaches.
  • Public education seminars about hip, knee and shoulder conditions, and the latest in related technology and treatments.
  • Educational and motivational tools, such as a tracking board for walking progress and daily newsletters for the patient and family members.

Our dedicated team of physicians and staff take pride in providing the quality care that gets our patients back into the community, enjoying their newfound wellness.