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Stephanie Armstrong-Helton

FREE Presentation on Achy-Breaky Joint Offered
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Port Huron, MI...St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Mercy Joint and Orthopedics Center is pleased to host a community education event, titled: "Achy-Breaky Joint Effort". The presentation is designed to offer community residents information about issues that effect the joints, including hips, knees and shoulders with a special presentation on sports medicine and treatment options for the shoulder, and a special guest appearance by Todd Murphy, MD, of Orthopedic Associates, PC.

"Oftentimes patients wonder about the aches and pains of their joints and question whether a joint replacement is in order or if there are better alternatives available for controlling pain," comments Mary Jo West, RN, Director of the Mercy Joint and Orthopedics Center. "This informational program is designed to provide some basic information and introduce individuals to the concepts of joint replacement. It is not intended to replace the advice of their physicians, but to provide general, overall education."

The event will be held Tuesday, July 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, located at 2601 Electric Avenue, Port Huron, MI. With refreshments, including hors d'oeuvres, the event is free to the public.

To learn more about the Mercy Joint and Orthopedics Center and its full-service program, visit St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron online at: For more information regarding Achy-Breaky Joint Effort or to make a reservation to attend, call toll-free 1-888-MERCYME (1-888-637-2963). Check out St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on both facebook and twitter.

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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 119-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided the "Gold Seal of Approval". SJMPH's cancer program was named "best in cancer care" and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. St. Joseph Mercy is only the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery and is the only hospital in the entire Thumb region to provide specialized services for seniors in need of emergency department treatment. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb Region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:

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