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Joint Care Center

At Kadlec Regional Medical Center, we recognize how challenging, and often limiting, life can be when you live with chronic joint pain caused by arthritis, injury, overuse or other conditions.  When your ability to move becomes compromised, you can count on our Joint Care Center.  It’s a specialized unit offering the most comprehensive care from presurgery to rehabilitation.

We have numerous physician specialists on our medical staff who are highly skilled and experienced at performing hip, knee and shoulder replacement. Our operating rooms are the most up-to-date and our staff is dedicated to assisting you through every step of your surgery.

Achieving Joint Commission certification in hip and knee replacement means we are taking a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.


  • 85% elective hip/knee replacements safely transition home with outpatient therapy or home health in less than 2-3 days
  • Unplanned readmissions 2% in 2013
  • Surgery complications 2.6%
  • 9 of 10 Joint Care patients rate our physicians, nursing, and hospital care as Excellent
  • 96% would recommend Kadlec Joint Care Center to their family and friends

Patient Experience

  • Early pre-op education and support for patients and care partners
  • Early individualized plan for discharge
  • Preadmission services for medical clearance
  • Progressive risk prevention
  • Patient- and care partner-centered recovery care plan with mutual goal setting

Participation in Quality Initiatives

  • Interdisciplinary Joint Care team
  • Patient Advisory Group
  • Preadmission services for medical clearance
  • Joint Commission certification, with rigorous annual surveys
  • American Joint Replacement Registry
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement Joint Replacement Learning Community

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