Lowe’s and Walmart: Surgery’s On Us

Outpatient Surgery/Daniel Cook/Published October 15, 2013

The retail giants offer employees and their families free joint replacements.

Lowe’s and Walmart have partnered with 4 hospital systems to offer complimentary hip and knee replacements to employees and their families. 

The retail giants combined forces with the San Francisco, Calif.-based Pacific Business Group on Health Negotiating Alliance to launch a national Employers Centers of Excellence Network, which aims to provide workers of large employers with quality, affordable health care. 

Individuals who opt for the free surgery must travel to one of the following partner facilities to have it done:

-Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.

-Kaiser Permanente Orange County Irvine Medical Center in Irvine, Calif.

-Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

-Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Wash.

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