I had both knees replaced and I'm loving life. Mick Wimer

St. Joseph Joint & Spine Center of Excellence is a designated Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance companies have designated hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers that are proven to outperform their peers in the areas that matter to you—quality, safety and, in the case of Blue Distinction Centers—efficiency. St. Joseph is proud to have received both designations, which identify facilities with proven expertise in providing specialty care, giving our patients peace of mind when making important healthcare decisions.

Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and for Spine Fusions

Our team of healthcare professionals provides care throughout a coordinated system, from the surgeon’s office to the hospital stay, and then home from the hospital. Our specially trained staff provides optimal surgical care, enhanced post-operative pain management, patient-specific rehabilitation, and patient and family education for a seamless transition home from the hospital. The Center focuses on the recovery of patients after total hip or total knee replacement surgery, from a comprehensive patient guidebook that has information ranging from pre-operative instructions to at-home exercises, to private rooms and a wellness theme with a strong emphasis on early mobility and proper pain control after surgery. The Joint Replacement Center of Excellence and St. Joseph is a comprehensive unit that features:

  • Valuable patient and family education
  • Enhanced post-surgery pain management
  • Coordinated program and individualized physical and occupational therapy
  • Dedicated unit with specially trained staff

Our innovative joint replacement program is designed to help patients recover quickly and return to the activities they enjoy, by providing comprehensive education and preparation in order for patients to have the most successful joint replacement surgery.


Mick Wimer

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The Joint & Spine Center

415 Sixth St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-5640
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