A Patient’s Orthopedic Journey 

Alan B. has had a life full of adventure. He wasn’t going to allow two bum knees to stop him from living life to the fullest--even at 71 years old.

Alan is an Army Veteran having served our nation for 24 years in special ops and later as a pilot. He and his wife of 51 years raised three children and now have three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He’s led a very busy personal and professional life.

That has continued into retirement. In addition to chasing all the grandkids around, Alan enjoys golf, travelling and even working a bit. He officiated a host of youth athletics including football, fast-pitched softball and volleyball until the pain in his knees become overwhelming. It got so bad at one point he could barely walk.

Alan refused to be sidelined and sought out the expertise of the orthopedic surgeons at St. Vincent’s. He wound up having both knees replaced and has never looked back.
8 weeks after the second knee replacement, Alan was not only back on the golf course he was back on the job officiating games.

Alan says he has a new lease on life thanks to St. Vincent’s and Dr. Max Lincoln.

A National Model for Care

St. Vincent’s approach to orthopedic care has become a model for other health systems around the country. We believe in a different experience for patients and that starts well before they enter our doors for surgery. The skilled surgeons who have privileges at St. Vincent’s have cared for retired veterans like Alan B, professional athletes, America’s heroes at Walter Reed Medical Center and been orthopedic consultants to the White House and Pentagon. We boast a world class team and our patients enjoy high quality care from some of the very best orthopedic specialists in the nation.  

Centers of Excellence

The Joint Commission St. Vincent’s Riverside and Southside are home to award winning Orthopedic Centers of Excellence (COE), recognized by the Joint Commission. It means these facilities have a seal of approval from the nation’s premier healthcare accreditation agency. St. Vincent’s Clay County has not been open long enough to earn its COE designation but will apply when permitted.


It stands to reason that the more someone does something the more proficient they become. When it comes to joint replacements, St. Vincent’s is continuously ranked first in the state of Florida for volume. Our affiliated surgeons are specialized in joint replacements and have become a trusted partner to thousands and thousands of patients--- many who travel long distances to be seen by these physicians at St. Vincent’s. 

Orthopedic Excellence Awards

St. Vincent’s Riverside: First in the region to receive Joint Commission certification in hip and knee surgery.

St. Vincent’s Southside: First in the entire nation to have hip, knee, shoulder and spine certifications from the Joint Commission.

St. Vincent’s Clay County: Exemplary program specializing in knee, hip and shoulder replacement. St. Vincent’s Clay County has not been open long enough to earn its COE designation but will apply when permitted.