Joint University

Joint University (JU) is a place, a program and a team of exceptional orthopedic surgeons and clinicians who deliver outstanding care to individuals choosing to have joint replacement surgery. Each member of Joint University's multidisciplinary team has been selected for his or her exceptional abilities, positive attitude and outstanding motivational skills.

Weiss Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement–Knee. Joint University has demonstrated continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. It is the first hospital in the Chicago area to receive this special distinction.

Joint University is located at Weiss Memorial Hospital on Chicago's dynamic north side, featuring newly remodeled private rooms overlooking Lake Michigan and an environment that is pleasant and conducive to healing. 

Why Joint University Is a Smart Choice

Joint University gives patients a head start before their surgeries, puts them on the road to successful healing and shorter recovery after their surgeries, and provides a support network extending far into their futures as they move into a vastly improved quality of life.

Joint University at Weiss Memorial Hospital on Chicago's north side is unlike any other joint replacement program because:

  • JU is Joint Commission accredited for hip and knee replacements
  • It provides an environment that emphasizes wellness and maximizes recovery efforts through education, a culture of early mobility, family involvement and group interaction.
  • It offers the latest minimally invasive and rapid-recovery techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery, including advanced analgesic techniques to decrease post-operative pain and nausea, as well as cosmetic wound-closure techniques.
  • It takes a long-term view of the patient experience, offering follow-up calls tracking patient satisfaction with the process. 

What Puts Joint University at the Head of the Class?

Because we are a leader in innovative minimally invasive joint replacement surgical techniques many of our patients travel from throughout the United States to receive the specialized joint replacement care available only at Weiss.

Joint University is the first in the Chicago area to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee joint replacements.