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St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley Receives The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™

Awards & Recognition For Immediate Release

October 25, 2012

Contact: Joshua Cowan


St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley Receives The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™

St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for the Coon Joint Replacement Institute’s knee replacement and hip replacement programs. Orthopedic programs are certified by The Joint Commission under the standards for Disease-Specific Care. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. St. Helena Hospital has demonstrated excellence in meeting The Joint Commission’s high national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

"This Gold Seal of Approval is evidence of our surgeons and staff exceeding national standards in joint replacement surgery at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley", said Terry Newmyer, President and CEO. "The Coon Joint Replacement Institute, under the direction of founder Dr. Thomas Coon, has created a platform that ensures its patients are receiving the very best in joint health that the world has to offer."

More than 1200 minimally invasive knee and hip replacement surgeries are performed annually at the Coon Joint Replacement Institute, with patients traveling from all over the United States. Dr. Coon emphasizes, "This is a team accomplishment, a team of experienced specialists working as one, to provide the very best quality of care. St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley has been making significant investments in quality and equipment, and our patients are the beneficiaries of this support. Patient satisfaction is our number one concern. We are proud to achieve this distinction. " 

For more information about St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley and the Coon Joint Replacement Institute, please call 877-747-9991 or go to


St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.