Published on February 02, 2010

Baptist Memphis Offers Presurgery Classes for Knee and Hip Patients

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis is offering presurgery classes for patients having knee and hip replacements at any hospital. The classes are the only free presurgery classes of their kind in the city.

The group will meet from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Powell Library, located on the first floor of Medical Plaza 1, at 6025 Walnut Grove. Meetings are held every other Wednesday of the month. February's meetings will be held on Wednesdays Feb.10 and Feb. 24.

HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings organization, ranked Baptist Memphis' orthopedic services among the top 10 percent in the nation in 2009.

The Baptist Memphis campus includes the 706-bed hospital that is the flagship of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system. It serves as a major referral center for patients from across the Mid-South and offers many diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. The hospital has added hundreds of beds in the past few years, with the opening of a new patient tower and the Baptist Heart Institute. Consumers have rated Baptist Memphis their most preferred hospital for overall health care services in an independent, Healthcare Market Guide Ticker poll for the past 14 years in a row, and according to HealthGrades®, Baptist Memphis' cardiac surgery, stroke, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and critical care programs were among the top 5 percent in the nation in 2009, resulting in the facility receiving the Specialty Excellence AwardsTM in all five services. For more information on Baptist Memphis, please call 901-226-5000 or visit


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