Total Joint Replacement
Lifespan Orthopedics Institute

Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital

Hip, Knee and Shoulder Joint Replacement

Located at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, the Total Joint Center is the region’s highest volume program for total hip replacementknee replacement and shoulder replacement procedures - with clinical and quality outcomes that rank among the best in the nation.

A program of the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute, the Total Joint Center represents an unprecedented way to deliver total joint replacement. All of our medical and surgical services are provided in a personalized, caring environment and focus on the patient experience from initial consultation through recovery. 

A Top Orthopedic Program

The Total Joint Center performed significantly better than the national average in readmissions, surgical site infection rates, length of stay and patient experience according to Hospital Compare, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Vizient and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

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Awards and Distinctions for the Total Joint Center

The Miriam Hospital is proud to have been ranked 2021-2022 Best Regional Hospital and Top Hospital in Rhode Island by US News and World Report. In addition, The Miriam Hospital was named the best hospital in the region for providing orthopedic services.

Equally significant is that, in 2021, the Total Joint Center earned another Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission.

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Clinical and Quality Outcomes

The Total Joint Center performs significantly better than the national average.

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Katherine Buckhaults, MS, RN, OR Manager; Corrine Giarrusso, BSN, PACU/PREOP; Cassie Richard-Stacey, Surgical Tech; Karen Holt, BSN, Assitant Clinical Manager, Inpatient OR The Miriam Hospital 2023

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Reaching a Milestone

In 10 years, the surgeons of the highly acclaimed Total Joint Center have completed more than 15,000 total joint replacements. Program director John Froehlich, MD, recounts the journey. Watch the video.

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