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Thinking of Joint Replacement?

Joint replacement has helped many people suffering from osteoarthritis achieve a better quality of life, free from pain. Today, more than 400,000 total knee and total hip replacements are performed annually in the United States. The decision to have any type of surgery should be discussed with both your physician and family.

The Total Joint Center at Ogden Regional Medical Center offers patients the highest degree of surgical expertise combined with a revolutionary post-operative experience.

To speak with one of our skilled Joint Replacement team members, call (801) 479-2241. To schedule an appointment with a Family Practice or Orthopedic Surgeon, call (866) 887-5384.

Recognized Quality

Blue Distinction Knee and Hip Replacement

Ogden Regional Medical Center has earned Blue Distinction Designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Using objective information and input from the medical community, Blue Cross and Blue Shield have designated hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers that are proven to outperform their peers in the areas that matter to you – quality and safety. They measure hospital performance - evaluation criteria is based on what impacts you and your care the most, including:

  1. The know-how and expertise of the medical team;
  2. The number of times the hospital has performed the procedure; and,
  3. The hospital’s track-record for procedure results.

Ogden Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Ogden Regional’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

Ogden Regional Medical Center is the only hospital along the Wasatch Front in Utah, and in Idaho and Wyoming to have earned this certification.

What is the Total Joint Center?

The Total Joint Center is a special unit at Ogden Regional Medical Center dedicated to the care of patients with total knee or total hip replacements. Instead of coming into a hospital for joint replacement surgery and then leaving with minimal support from surgeons and staff, the Total Joint Center offers a multiple-day, outdoor-themed program in which to recover.

Our environment emphasizes wellness, socialization, and maximizes patient recovery efforts and offers the following additional benefits:

  • Dedicated caregivers who specialize in the care of patients with total joint replacement.
  • Education for family and friends who may participate as “coaches” in the recovery process.
  • An emphasis on a wellness environment that supports a speedy recovery and return to an active lifestyle.
  • Our intensive rehabilitation prepares you and your coach for a safe transition from discharge to home.
  • Group activities that supplement your individualized care.

The Total Joint Center places great emphasis on patient education and supporting the patient before, during and after surgery to enhance healing at every stage.

Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area. To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.