Our mission at Willamette Valley Medical Center Joint Replacement Institute is “To provide the highest quality joint replacement care with the most comfortable patient experience.”
Location: Second floor north pod, Joint Replacement Institute
Program Manager/Coordinator: Natalie Reed
OREGON’S 1ST HOSPITAL TO BE ADVANCED CERTIFIED IN HIP & KNEE REPLACMENT
We have been awarded certification and the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement based on our commitment to excellence. Our innovative joint replacement program is designed to help patients recover quickly and return to the activities they enjoy. This means that we:
- Comply with consensus-based national standards
- Effectively use evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
- Incorporate an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
Our team of healthcare professionals provide care throughout one coordinated system from the surgeon’s office to the hospital stay and then home from the hospital. Our specially trained staff provide optimal surgical care, enhanced post-operative pain management, patient-specific rehabilitation and patient and family education for a seamless transition home from the hospital.
Patient post-operative surveys show our patients have less pain
Studies show that our patients have less pain, recover more quickly and have fewer complications than patients in other joint replacement programs. In a nationwide survey, our patient satisfaction ranks in the 99th percentile when patients were asked how they would rate their hospital experience. 96% of our patients go directly home from the hospital versus needing to go to a rehabilitation facility and most patients return home the day after surgery where they can recover in familiar surroundings and on their own schedule.
If you or a loved one are considering joint replacement surgery, please give us a call. You can learn more about the Institute and get many of your questions answered by reading about the program and frequently asked questions. Hear from patients who have undergone a total joint replacement at the Institute in patient testimonials to learn more about the total patient experience.