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The Center for Orthopedic & Spine Care

Thank you for visiting The Center for Orthopedic & Spine Care at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center. We are proud to serve you.

What makes The Center for Orthopedic & Spine Care at St. Joseph's different? Our mission of being passionate healers dedicated to honoring the Sacred in our sisters and brothers is not limited to spiritual care. We are also leaders in clinical and surgical care, performing more elective orthopedic operations than any hospital in the region. From 2004 to 2008, 37 percent of hip and knee replacements were performed at St. Joseph's. In 2010, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center performed 3,459 orthopedic procedures overall.

St. Joseph's is proud to have exceptionally talented surgeons producing great outcomes. Our anesthesiologists will provide you with optimal pain management and our award-winning nurses will give you the care you expect— pre-, intra-, and post-surgery.

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St. Joseph's is also known for using the best and newest technology available. Our operating rooms are fitted with special ultraviolet lights, which aggressively kill infection-causing germs. Additionally, our surgical staff utilizes surgical helmet systems (SHS), which reduce the patient's risk of acquiring a deep wound infection. The SHS apparatus consists of a hooded helmet and face shield equipped with a battery-operated breathing device. The hood and face shield prevent anything from falling into the incision and the breathing device acts to filter the air. Combined with ultraviolet light technology, the possibility of acquiring an infection is reduced even more.

The exceptional care we provide has been nationally recognized. St. Joseph's is again the recipient of HealthGrades' America’s 100 BEST for Joint Replacement in 2013 (initially recognized in 2012) and received the Joint Replacement Excellence Award for three years in a row, 2011-2013. Additionally, we are ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement for three years in a row, 2011-2013, and have been accredited by DNV Healthcare Inc. The weight of these awards is a testament to the fact that St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center will always deliver a higher level of care.

Other recognitions include:

  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in New York State for Joint Replacement (2011-2013), ranking #3 in 2013
  • Blue Distinction Center for Orthopedic Care (Excellus BlueCross BlueShield)

The information contained within this website should not be used for the diagnosis and/or treatment of any medical condition. Please consult your physician for proper health care evaluation and advice.

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