Dedicated staff: Our joint care coordinator will guide you each step of the way. Everyone on staff is specially trained to care for joint replacement surgery patients.
Group emphasis: Our unique approach focuses on group activities, therapy, meals and support as a cornerstone of healing and recovery.
Coaching component: Our patients are encouraged to identify a loved one as their "coach" to support and encourage them to meet milestones during recovery.
Patient satisfaction: 90 percent of patients rate the overall quality of care as very good or excellent. 98.5 percent of patients indicate they would recommend the program to others.
Advanced surgical procedures: Surgeons strive to make joint replacement surgery as minimally invasive as possible.
Pain management: We partner with anesthesiologists from Northwest Anesthesia, PA, who have implemented a pain management system in which pain relief is specific to your needs and begins even before the surgery starts to ensure you are as comfortable as possible at each step of your surgery. This unique option is only available at Abbott Northwestern. And, group acupuncture is provided free-of-charge by the
Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing.
Continuous improvements: We listen to patients and make changes based on the feedback you provide.
July 13: How to manage hip, knee or shoulder pain
Aug. 3: My hip or knee hurts - now what?
Sept. 14: How to manage hip or knee pain
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Abbott Northwestern is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. This means we demonstrate expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed in collaboration with expert physician panels and national medical organizations.
Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means a facility's overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To learn more about Blue Distinction®, visit
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Abbott Northwestern's Joint Replacement Program earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for hip and knee replacements by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety.
In addition, Abbott Northwestern is consistently ranked by US News & World Report as one of the best hospitals for orthopaedics.
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Ranked #1 in the Twin Cities and in the top 20 nationally in the specialty of Orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report.
First in Minnesota to receive The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement