The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital – a center of excellence
dedicated to providing state-of-the-art specialized procedures,
rehabilitation and care to restore function to damaged hips, knees and
shoulders – recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
To mark the special day, former Total Joint Center patients were invited
to an anniversary reception, where they had the opportunity to thank and
celebrate with the surgeons, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and
other providers who cared for them during their stay and helped them
return to their daily activities.
A program of Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, the Total Joint
Center features a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program including
pre-operative patient education, surgical and medical care, acute
rehabilitation, assistance with discharge planning and post-operative
wellness instruction. It offers patients the latest advancements in
surgical technologies, equipment and techniques, ranging from minimally
invasive procedures to more complex reconstructive surgeries.
The Total Joint Center currently performs more than 100 cases per month,
putting it on track for 1,200 cases in 2012. In this time, the program
has yielded some early successes, including significant decreases in
both length of stay as well as discharges to rehabilitation facilities –
meaning patients are getting home and back on their feet faster and more
“As the success of our first year attests, The Total Joint Center
expands on The Miriam Hospital’s exceptional track record of caring for
orthopedic patients and reflects our commitment to supporting excellence
in joint replacement surgery,” said Arthur J. Sampson, president of The
Miriam Hospital. “Combining the most advanced technologies with a
world-class medical team and the caring, healing environment that The
Miriam Hospital is known for allows our clinical staff to provide high
quality orthopedic care that’s close to home.”
Thank you to all patients, staff and clinicians who attended.