Awards & Accreditations

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute is a regional leader in joint reconstruction.

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. Education on these topics can positively impact recovery and minimize the need for future treatment. We also offer preoperative education programs for hip and knee 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, and O-arm® Surgical Imaging System, which allows our surgeons to perform less invasive procedures and avoid the potential for later revision surgeries in complex orthopaedic cases.

Awarded Advanced Gold Seal of Approval for Quality and Safety

The Knee and Hip Replacement program at MidState Medical Center has earned the prestigious Advanced 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 Medical Center 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.

Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies work with more than 90 percent of all doctors and hospitals in the U.S. and serve nearly 105 million members (that is one in three Americans).

As a result, they have a unique perspective on doctors and hospitals that is effective in improving patient care and health. This perspective is the foundation of Blue Distinction™, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies' national doctor and hospital recognition program.

Our orthopaedic team has been recognized for their patient-focused performance in the specialized areas of knee and hip replacement and spine surgery based on the following:

  • The expertise of MidState's orthopaedic team.
  • The number of times MidState's orthopaedic surgeons have performed knee and hip replacements and spinal surgeries.
  • MidState's excellent track record for procedure results.

Aetna IOQ Orthopaedic Recognition

MidState Medical Center has been designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopaedic Care Facility for total joint replacement surgery and spine surgery.

MidState’s Total Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery Programs were chosen for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care and a proven commitment to continuous improvement.

Award Winner in Premier Bundled Payment Collaborative


MidState Medical Center has been recognized for success in two categories of the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundle payment model: “Positive Savings and Excellent Quality in CJR Performance Year Four" and “Most Improved in CJR Performance Year Four.”

The Joint Replacement CJR model tests bundled payments and quality measurements for care within the 90 day episode of care associated with hip and knee replacements to encourage hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers to work together to improve the quality and coordination of care from the initial hospitalization through recovery. The CJR model began on April 1, 2016 and will run through March 31, 2021, with the possibility of a three-year extension.

COI Nursing Unit at MidState Achieves National Recognition

The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) selected the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute (COI) at MidState Medical Center to receive the Orthopaedic Nursing Excellence (ONE) Award, the first national recognition for nursing at the Institute.

The ONE Award was developed to recognize units that have distinguished themselves to be models of excellence in orthopaedic nursing. Criteria included patient outcomes, staff satisfaction, interdisciplinary communication and teamwork, low staff turnover and national recognition.

Women's Choice Award - OrthopedicsMidState Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that MidState is in the top 3% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals reviewed.

The methodology used to select MidState as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics is unique in that it evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.  Award recipients are also measured on their incidence of surgical complications and infections, including:

  • A wound that splits open after surgery
  • Accidental cuts and tears
  • Deaths from serious treatable complications
  • Rate of complications for knee or hip replacement patients
  • Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureu (MRSA) infections

A hospital must have arthroscopy, joint replacement and spine surgery orthopedic services available to patients, onsite physical therapy, and an MRI in order to qualify for the award.  It is the only award recognizing excellence in orthopedics based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

MidState Medical Center is one of 455 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for orthopedics care across the U.S.

See more accolades in our Annual Report Card

Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center