Comprehensive Care Approach

Quality care at every step.

At John Muir Health, we go out of our way to ensure your patients
receive a comprehensive continuum of care—from pre-operative services to rehabilitation—that goes well beyond the often isolated components of typical orthopedic services programs. This unique, all-encompassing approach is designed to help your patients return to maximum function as quickly
as possible.

Pre-operative care

We offer a variety of services to help prepare your patients for orthopedic surgery, including classes such as pre-operative instruction for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement and spine surgery. We also provide printed patient guides that highlight what to expect before, during and after surgery.

Post-operative care

To help speed recovery, orthopedic-certified registered nurses and nursing assistants, as well as an orthopedic nurse manager, provide around-the-clock care in our dedicated orthopedics unit. We also offer a customized exercise and mobility program designed to safely get patients up and moving in a timely manner.


To prepare your patients for a seamless transition from hospital to home
or community care, case managers, physicians, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists will assess your patients’ progress and make recommendations for optimum recovery. Rehabilitation begins in the hospital after surgery and, if necessary, continues at an outpatient therapy clinic,

in the patient’s home or in a skilled nursing facility. To ensure you are kept up-to-date, a full discharge summary will be sent to you directly.


Our comprehensive rehabilitation services include a 30-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit and several outpatient rehabilitation centers offering physical and occupational therapy. Our team of physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and physical and occupational therapists provide comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation
and outpatient services. Personalized treatment plans are provided to
meet the individual
needs and goals of
your patient.

Dedicated to returning your patient to maximum function.

At John Muir Health, our primary goal is to provide your patients with an exceptional experience
from pre-op to rehab, and to return them to you with maximum function following surgery. To this end, our highly skilled orthopedic specialists utilize only the most current techniques in pain management. Our surgeons use computer-guided technology as needed for implant placement and replacement, and are trained in both minimally invasive approaches and more traditional surgeries. For your patients who require joint surgery, our specialty-trained surgeons employ state-of-the-art reconstructive techniques.

Modern facilities designed to speed healing and recovery.

Our state-of-the-art facilities in Walnut Creek and Concord are designed to make your patients as comfortable as possible while they recover. At John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, we offer a dedicated inpatient orthopedic suite with private rooms, and a 30-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit. These serve to further enhance the overall John Muir Health experience by placing your patients in the hands of specialized nursing and professional staff.

In an effort to broaden our services and ensure that we meet the needs of patients at every stage of their orthopedic care, the Walnut Creek campus includes:

  • 64-bed inpatient orthopedic suite with comprehensive therapy gym and calming outdoor rehabilitation garden
  • 30 additional beds in the acute inpatient rehabilitation unit
  • Leading-edge diagnostic capabilities
  • A full line of outpatient rehabilitation services
  • Surgical suites and dedicated team
For Urgent Transfer of a Patient

For urgent transfer of a patient to John Muir Health’s Orthopedics Services, call the Transfer Center at (925) 947-4488. Air transport is available to both our campuses and, if needed, will be arranged
 by the Transfer Center.

General information

For more information about our orthopedics services and our physicians, call (925) 941-5010.