The St. Vincent’s Orthopedic Center of Excellence was founded and is headed by Medical Director R. David Heekin, MD, F.A.C.S. The Orthopedic Center of Excellence is the first of its kind to be Joint Commission Gold Seal Accredited as a comprehensive joint replacement program.
The program is designed to:
Orthopedic Center of Excellence
- Educate patients and their families about the joint replacement surgery experience at St. Vincent’s through an onsite Joint Rehab program.
- Streamline the admissions process for a better patient experience.
- Provide advanced surgical care in a state-of-the-art operating room using the most advanced equipment, techniques and implants in the world.
- Provide post-operative care, coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team of highly-trained nurses, physical therapists, medical specialists, and discharge planners, who work together to guide each patient’s transition back home.