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Patient stories

The Joint Replacement Center of Excellence is more than just a name—excellence means excellence. But don’t just take our word for it. See what real patients have to say.

Hip replacement gets active mom back in stride

Active mother, Gigi S. of Corvallis, is back in stride thanks to joint replacement surgery at Salem Health. She recovered at Salem Health's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, the first center in Oregon to be nationally certified for total knee and hip replacements. [View video

Salem Health's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence earns "gold" standard

Salem Health has become the first hospital in Oregon to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, by demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. This status recognizes Salem Health's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards. [View video]

Salem Health celebrates first anniversary of Joint Replacement Center of Excellence

Physicians and staff at Salem Health in Salem, Oregon, worked together and made some dramatic changes in November 2010 by creating the JRCOE, with the specific goal of improving patient outcomes. In its first year of service, the JRCOE helped 497 knee replacement patients and 283 patients recovering from hip replacement surgery. [View video]