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Dr. Froehlich Reflects on Total Joint Center’s 10 Year Anniversary

Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital recently celebrated 10 years and more than 15,000 joint replacements.

The center was founded by University Orthopedics surgeon John Froehlich, MD. 

Several other University Orthopedics surgeons are part of The Miriam Hospital’s Total Joint Center, including:

Channel 10’s Barbara Morse interviewed Dr. Froehlich about the milestone.

“Everyone was doing their own thing and it led to a lot of inefficiencies,” Dr. Froehlich said. “When the program first started in 2011, the average length of stay for a patient in a hospital was 3.7 days. We’ve been able to bring it down now to an average length of stay of one day.”

Morse also interviewed John Bush, a patient of Dr. Cohen’s. Before surgery, the South Kingstown police officer was in so much pain found it hard to do much, including play with his small children. The former URI football player was referred to Dr. Cohen and the Total Joint Center by his former coach.  Bush, who stayed at The Miriam just one night, has since returned to active duty and his boys, ages 2 and 5, now have their dad back.

“I can now be active with them at the park, chase them around the park. I can play football with my oldest son now,” added Bush.

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