Joint Replacement Center
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American Joint Replacement Registry participant

Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class

Pre-Op Class at United Hospital

Joint Replacement Center

United Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center offers a welcoming, healing environment and a unique approach to care. Our goal is to help patients return to their normal activities as soon as possible.  

Dedicated staff: Services include a joint care coordinator who will guide you each step of the way. Everyone on staff, from nurses to physical therapists, are specially trained to care for joint replacement surgery patients.

Dedicated staff at United Joint Replacement Center

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.

Advanced surgical procedures: Surgeons strive to make joint replacement surgery as minimally invasive as possible.

Continuous improvements: We listen to patients and make changes based on the feedback you provide. 

Logo from Blue Cross Blue Shield designating facility as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement(sm)
United Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate an expertise to 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. To earn the Blue Distinction, United Hospital had to meet additional criteria around clinical outcomes, participation in the nationally recognized Surgical Care Improvement Project, providing perioperative patient education, as well as establishing experienced surgical teams and quality programs.

Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' 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®, please visit or contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Some of our dedicated staff

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Kathy Forbes, RN,
patient care manager

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Karly Fritz, RN, BSN
patient care supervisor