Joint Replacement Center


Our goal is to provide patients with exceptional care for joint replacement. We offer outstanding surgeons, excellent staff, the best technology and equipment, plus a unique "buddy system" approach.

Patients heal better and faster after joint replacement through the support and encouragement of other patients also going through the Joint Replacement process.

Call 360-636-4846

Meet our Team!

Dr. Andrea Young
Dr. William Turner
Dr. Jon Kretzler
Dr. Peter Kung
Dr. Tony Lin
Ashley Hawkes - Program Coordinator
Our Joint Program coordinator is your key to a successful joint replacement experience. Among Ashley's responsiblities are:

  • Provide support for the patient and family throughout the hospital experience
  • Encourage recovery
  • Available to answer questions and address concerns
  • Coordinate resources for patients and families before, during, and after surgery
  • Make follow-up phone calls to assure recovery needs are in place
  • Teach pre-operative classes to prepare patients for surgery
  • Provide liaison support among patients, their physician, and bedside nurse
  • Participate in morning visits to patients with surgeons and the patient care team

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Patient Resources and Education

We highly encourage all patients who are undergoing total joint surgery to attend our preparation class. This will allow you to feel more comfortable about what to expect from your time in the hospital and your recovery at home. Classes are offered weekly. In the class you will:

  • Learn how to prepare for your upcoming surgery
  • Learn about your recovery, pain management and how to prevent complications
  • Meet our team: joint replacement coordinator, physical therapy & occupational therapy
  • Learn more about setting up for home recovery and special equipment that may be needed

For class dates and time, call the PeaceHealth St. John Joint Replacement Program in Longview, WA at 360.636.4846

Letter from a grateful patient:

To whom it may concern,

I could not let another day go by with out letting you know what an excellent staff you have in your pre-operative, orthopedic surgery, and post-operative care areas. Each and every staff member gave me excellent care and made me feel like I was a special member of the team. Being a nurse myself I knew what to expect, and was well aware of the risks. I felt blessed to have such a great team working with me. Everything was explained in detail to me by staff and doctors alike.

I especially want to thank the staff member who had me lay my head on her shoulder while having my epidural placed. It made me feel like a small child being comforted by a mother as I fell asleep. When I awoke in the post-operative area, the nurse listened to and cared for my needs promptly, so I experienced no discomfort. I wish I could give them all a great big hug for all they did for me and my family, who were waiting nervously through the procedure.

Staff like this doesn’t come along everyday. Take good care or them, because you certainly would not want to lose them.

Bravo St. John, Bravo!
 
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