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About CJRI

The John T. O'Connell TowerPreop ClassReception AreaFamily Waiting RoomPre-op AreaInpatient RoomRehabilitation GymPhysical Therapy - KneePhysical Therapy - HipOccupational Therapy - Hip  
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Restoring motion. Renewing vitality.

  • #1 in Connecticut for joint replacement outcomes
  • Consumer Reports mentioned us in an article on hospital ratings. 
  • CareChexLogoRated Top 100 in the Nation and #1 in Connecticut for Medical Excellence and Patient Safety in Joint Replacement in 2014 by CareChex, a division of Comparion 
  • Rated #9 of U.S. Top Quality Hospitals for joint replacement in 2013 by CareChex, a division of Comparion 
  • One of America‚Äôs 100 Best Hospitals for joint replacements
  • The only joint replacement institute in the region with a dedicated on-staff musculoskeletal oncologist 
  • Recipient of 2013 HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award 
  • Five-Star recipient for Joint Replacement 7 years in a row (2007-2013)
  • A designated Blue Distinction Center+ for 2013 with fewer complications and readmissions
  • Over 17,000 joint replacements since Institute opened in 2007
  • Patients ranked CJRI in the 99th percentile of all Connecticut hospitals and the 94th percentile of all U.S. hospitals in overall hospital satisfaction. 
  • Patients ranked CJRI in the 99th percentile of all Connecticut hospitals and 97th percentile of all U.S. hospitals for recommendation to others. 
  • CJRI complication rates are among the lowest in the U.S. 
  • First joint center to enter patient data into national American Joint Replacement Registry 

A "Hospital Within a Hospital"

As surgical techniques evolve, our surgeons remain at the innovative edge with a commitment to research and to performing procedures with fewer complications, and ultimately healthier lives. 

Service Line Leaders

Steve Schutzer, MD Video

Steven Schutzer, MD
Medical Director 

Stephanie Kelly, RN, BSN

Stephanie Kelly, RN, BSN
             Executive Director 


The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
1-866-501-2574 (CJRI)