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Coon Joint Replacement Institute Listed by Becker’s Hospital Review

Awards & Recognition


Contact:  Joshua Cowan, Regional Vice President 707-963-6410,

August 29, 2011

Coon Joint Replacement Institute Listed by Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital Review Lists 60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs

St. Helena, CA. St. Helena Hospital’s Coon Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) has been featured in Becker’s Hospital Review’s most recent list, “60 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs.” Becker’s highly-regarded lists are compiled independently based on extensive staff research and recommendations from outside sources. Hospitals were included based on exhibiting excellence in orthopedics, quality of service, outstanding local and national reputations and high volume of orthopedic cases.

The Becker’s review highlights Coon Joint Replacement’s national best-practice length of stay, availability of advanced technologies such as the RIO Robotic Arm, and the quality of its surgeons, Thomas Coon, MD, John H. Velyvis, MD, and Adam Freedhand, MD.  Featured in the Wall Street Journal and on ABC’s Good Morning America for their expertise in orthodpedics, CRJI has been sought out by high-profile patients such as Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and John Nordstrom, retired CEO of Nordstrom Department Stores. The Coon Joint Replacement Institute offers a fellowship program for orthopedic surgeons.  They also provide onsite training on robotic joint replacement and minimally invasive surgical procedures for surgeons around the world.

Dr. Thomas Coon, founder of the Institute, holds the patent for the Quadsparing™ technique, and is one of two surgeons who co-designed the MAKO® knee implants.  He has performed over 7,000 joint replacements.  The Coon Joint Replacement Institute performed more than 900 joint replacements in 2010, and was recently ranked first in the world for robotic joint replacement volume. It is expected to perform approximately 1,500 joint replacements this year, using the most advanced minimally-invasive computer- assisted and robotic- assisted joint techniques, resulting is less pain and faster recovery. CJRI performs surgery At St. Helena Hospital, Napa Valley.

 After surgery, patients are typically up and walking the same day.  Patients traveling from out of town are able to return home within a few days, and may choose to have their physical therapy in their own location. Technology and technique, in addition to the precision and experience of the surgeons and staff, combine to support St. Helena Hospital’s philosophy to live younger longer.

For more information about the Coon Joint Replacement Institute, visit 877-747-9991

About St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley: With its many innovative wellness programs and other top quality health care services, including the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center and Coon Joint Replacement Institute, St. Helena Hospital is one of the nation’s premier health care destinations. The Napa Valley based hospital serves its local communities with comprehensive medical care, including cancer, cardiovascular, orthopedic and behavioral health. For more information, visit