Thank you for choosing St. Dominic Hospital!
The Joint Center program provides comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative services for our patients undergoing total hip and total knee replacement. Our program involves a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, which include doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, social services and nurse case managers. This team of specialists working together help to provide you with a full array of patient services which include:
- Joint Class, education regarding your surgery and hospital stay provided by our joint educator
- Preoperative screening by our joint connection nurse practitioner
- Advanced planning for hospital stay and postoperative care
- Individualized physical therapy
- Occupational therapy- instruction on bathing, dressing, home safety, utilizing assisted devices and more
Our goal in the Joint Center program is to make your recovery and postoperative rehabilitation as easy, pleasant, and productive as possible. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns along the way. Our team is excited to be partnering with you in this process, and we hope that we can help you to approach your surgery with knowledge and confidence. We are here to assist you in anyway possible and are committed to helping make your surgery and recovery a success.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction
St. Dominic’s is designated as a Blue Cross & Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee & Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery. As a Blue Distinction Center of Excellence, St. Dominic’s is identified as a hospital that delivers the highest level of specialty care – demonstrating better outcomes and fewer readmissions.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Members will receive a higher benefit and pay less for knee and hip replacements and spine surgeries performed at St. Dominic’s.
Directions and Parking
When you arrive at the hospital for your pre-admission appointment, please park in the parking lot or the parking garage on the north side of the hospital (Medical Tower Parking or South Parking Deck). You will need to check in at the North Entrance Information Desk (Patient Admitting and Medical Mall Entrance). You will then be directed to the admitting office where you will sign papers giving permission for treatment and release of information.
From Admissions you will be taken to the Pre-Admissions area to begin your pre-admission process.