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At Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, our board certified Orthopedic Surgeons offer combined excellence in all areas of orthopedics, including general orthopedics, total joint replacement, hand & wrist conditions, shoulder injuries, spine disorders, and sports medicine. Our orthopedic surgeons use leading-edge procedures such as minimally invasive surgery, and diagnostics such as MRI and the latest CT scanning equipment.

Some of the most common causes of pain are related to orthopedic problems that may have been a result of aging, accident or disease. More than 700,000 hip and knee replacements occur each year in hospitals across the nation. The hospitals of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System offer comprehensive spine surgery and knee and hip replacement programs including total joint, hip, knee, shoulder, foot, ankle, hand and more.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System hospitals are designated Blue Distinction Centers by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and St. Mary Mercy Livonia are all named Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement.

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.  Read the full press release here. 

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland are also Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery. Facilities recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network as Blue Distinction designations are evaluated by the following selection criteria with input from a panel of expert physicians:

  • Established acute care inpatient facility, including intensive care, emergency care, and a full range of patient support services with full accreditation by a CMS-deemed national accreditation organization
  • Experience and training of program surgeons, including case volume
  • Quality management programs, including surgical checklists as well as tracking and evaluation of clinical outcomes and process of care
  • Multi-disciplinary clinical pathways and teams to coordinate and streamline care, including transitions of care
  • Shared decision-making and preoperative patient education

More information on selection criteria is available on

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