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WELCOME Dear Joint Replacement Patient,

Congratulations on making this life-changing decision, and thank you for selecting Day Kimball Hospital and The Center for Bone & Joint Care for your total joint care. We know that choosing the right care is important, and we are proud of our excellent patient outcomes for total joint replacements.

Day Kimball is very proud of the fact that every year nearly 200 residents of Northeast Connecticut trust our outstanding team to provide quality, state-of-the art medical care and excellent service in order to achieve the best possible outcome from your total joint surgery. You’ve made a great choice!

Recently, Day Kimball Hospital was named a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip ReplacementÂŽ from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for demonstrating outstanding quality of care and patient results in knee and hip replacement surgeries.

Now that you have decided to move forward with surgery and have selected the top-flight professionals at The Center for Bone & Joint Care, it is time for the real planning to begin. Research has shown that the more informed you are about your surgery, the more active you are in participating in the process, the more likely that you will positively impact your recovery and achieve the results you want and expect.

We believe Day Kimball Hospital deserves to hold the respected Blue Distinction Center designation because we stand out from the rest in the areas that matter to patients—quality care, treatment expertise and patient results. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield awards this designation based on rigorous clinical criteria, developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations in knee and hip replacements. The goal of Blue Distinction is to recognize medical facilities that provide exceptional quality healthcare services while meeting the best industry standards for quality and performance for a specific area of specialty care.

Several weeks before the actual date of surgery, you and your healthcare providers will start to prepare. Part of this preparation will include keeping important appointments. Preparation will also include attending important informational sessions and making some adjustments at home, in your diet, and in your daily routine. Being prepared is a critical component of achieving a positive outcome. Following these important steps will help ensure that your surgery is successful.

The Center For Bone and Joint Care  
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A Patient Guide to Total Joint Replacement