New Danbury Hospital program helps joint surgery patients

November 13, 2018

DANBURY — A new program at Danbury Hospital’s Joint and Spine Institute has increased patient satisfaction scores.

The Total Joint Program has increased satisfaction scores by 12 percent in the first two months, increased the number of patients discharged to their home instead of a nursing facility and decreased the length of hospital stays after total joint replacement (TJR) surgery.

“Through the Total Joint Program, we are achieving efficiencies and delivering even higher quality care with better outcomes,” said Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Orthopedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist at Danbury Hospital. “At Danbury Hospital, we perform about 900 joint placements each year. The Total Joint Program is the result of our dedicated staff continually improving how we care for our total joint replacement patients. We are very excited to see that the program is proving to have a positive impact for our patients.”

Highlights of the Total Joint Program include a dedicated “joint unit,” personalized patient guidance and a “culture of wellness” changes including allowing patients to wear their own clothing, the simulation of a normal home schedule, a daily newsletter and group physical therapy programs.

To learn more about the Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute and new Total Joint Program, please visit our website.

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