Awards & Accreditations

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute is a regional leader in joint replacement and spine surgery.

Our experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians provides excellent care as part of a comprehensive program that includes patient education and postoperative physical therapy.

Dedicated to Patient Education

We are dedicated to preventing post-operative injuries and educating patients on what to expect during and after hospitalization for total joint replacements and spine surgery. Education on these topics can positively impact recovery and minimize the need for future treatment. We also offer preoperative education programs for spine, hip, knee and shoulder replacement patients and their families. 

Leading Technologies & Treatments

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute offers patients a variety of new tools in orthopaedic surgery, including Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System, a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables even more precise alignment and placement of implants; the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™, a sophisticated surgical guidance system for spine procedures which allows our surgeons to perform less invasive procedures and helps them ensure implants and hardware placement are even more precise; the Medtronic Stealth Navigation System, that precisely tracks the location of surgical instruments throughout a procedure; and 7D Surgical, the first and only Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery (MvIGS) system that allows surgeons to perform fast, cost-effective, radiation-free spinal navigation.

The Joint CommissionSt. Vincent’s One of Six Hospitals Nationally to Receive Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery

The spine program at St. Vincent’s, a collaboration between the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute and the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, is one of only six hospitals in the country to receive Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery from The Joint Commission. The certification follows a rigorous review by The Joint Commission, an independent organization dedicated to improving healthcare for the public. The certification recognizes the compassionate, personalized and innovative care the spine program provides to every patient.

Awarded Advanced Gold Seal of Approval for Quality and Safety

The Knee and Hip Replacement program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval™ by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. This certification award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with state-of-the-art standards of quality care for patients and families as well as safety measures, including infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.

St. Vincent’s Named a Magnet® Hospital for Nursing Excellence

St. Vincent’s Medical Center has achieved Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction that places the hospital’s nursing staff among the finest in the nation.

As a Magnet-certified hospital, St. Vincent’s is part of a select group of 548 healthcare organizations out of nearly 6,150 in the United States. It is one of seven such hospitals in Connecticut and 22 in New England.

Aetna IOQ Spine Surgery Recognition

St. Vincent’s Medical Center has been designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® for Spine Surgery. St. Vincent’s Spine Surgery Program was chosen for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care and a proven commitment to continuous improvement.

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center