About The Total Joint Center
Located at The Miriam Hospital, the Total Joint Center is the region’s highest volume program for total hip replacement, knee replacement and shoulder replacement procedures - with clinical and quality outcomes that rank among the best in the nation.
A program of the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute, the Total Joint Center represents an unprecedented way to deliver total joint replacement. All of our medical and surgical services are provided in a personalized, caring environment and focus on the patient experience from initial consultation through recovery.
A Top Orthopedic Program
The Total Joint Center performed significantly better than the national average in readmissions, surgical site infection rates, length of stay and patient experience according to Hospital Compare, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Vizient and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) .
Awards and Distinctions for the Total Joint Center
The Miriam Hospital has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 100 hospitals across the country with great orthopedic programs. The hospital is home to the Total Joint Center, a program of the Orthopedic Institute at The Miriam, Rhode Island, and Newport hospitals.“Achieving this ranking is great acknowledgment of the unprecedented integrated way The Miriam Hospital delivers total joint replacement for the hip, knee and shoulder,” said John A. Froehlich, MD, program director of the Total Joint Center. Learn more about the award »
The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
In 2019, the Total Joint Center once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The certification recognizes that the Total Joint Center upholds the quality, consistency and safety standards of services and patient care set by The Joint Commission.
Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital Named Blue Distinction Centers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital Blue Distinction Centers for knee and hip replacement for 2018. Hospitals are designated as Blue Distinction Centers in recognition of their expertise in delivering quality care and improved patient safety, based on objective clinical measures that result in better outcomes for patients.
Patient Progress Survey
To participate in a survey used by orthopedic surgeons to monitor patients’ progress and compared to national averages over time, visit http://www.force-tjr.org.