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Proven Quality

It’s natural to feel nervous about having surgery. But a knee or hip replacement can greatly improve your mobility and quality of life. And at Coon Joint Replacement Institute at Adventist Health St. Helena, our people, processes and advanced procedures help ensure your surgery is as safe as it is successful.

Rigorous attention to orthopedic quality and safety


Our surgeons work closely with our team to ensure high quality

One way we do this is through our dedicated quality committee, which keeps track of patient outcomes. For example, right after you have joint replacement surgery, we monitor the length of your hospital stay, and how quickly and how far you can walk. We also see you six weeks and six months after surgery to make sure your recovery is free from complications.

This thorough approach helps us provide the highest level of care, while maintaining strong patient satisfaction. Adventist Health St. Helena is ranked by Healthgrades among the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for patient experience.

Orthopedic awards and achievements


Our efforts to keep patients safe and satisfied have paid off. Adventist Health St. Helena and Coon Joint Replacement Institute are routinely recognized by independent, third-party organizations that rate or oversee health care quality and safety. Recent accolades include:

  • Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the health care industry’s leading review agencies, named Adventist Health St. Helena to its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs. Becker’s has also listed our founder Thomas Coon, MD, on its list of the top 125 “surgeons to know.”
  • Adventist Health St. Helena has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This designation means we have proven expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, with lower complication rates and fewer hospital readmissions.
  • Consumer Reports gave Adventist Health St. Helena a top rating in surgery safety and outcomes, specifically for knee and hip replacement surgeries.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Adventist Health St. Helena among the top 10% of hospitals in California and rated us a “high performer” in orthopedics.
  • NRC Picker, a division of National Research Corporation, awarded Adventist Health St. Helena its Path to Excellence award for "top performing hospital with 100 to 300 beds." Patients rated our program higher than any other hospital of its size in the western United States.
  • Healthgrades is an organization that collects objective, meaningful data about health care quality and safety. It measures hospital quality based on the number of patients who experienced complications as a result of their procedures or treatments, then rates hospital performance. Adventist Health St. Helena has earned many Healthgrades awards. These include 12 five-star ratings in orthopedics and other specialty areas.
  • The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Adventist Health St. Helena and Coon Joint Replacement Institute have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for our knee and hip replacement programs. This designation confirms we meet and exceed strict guidelines designed to improve patient outcomes following joint replacement surgery.

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