Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Ltd. D/B/A OrthoIllinois, announce they have become independent divisions of a new entity, OrthoMidwest. The aggregation of two of the three largest independent orthopedic practices in Illinois will create synergies that will allow each entity to maximize and deliver the highest level of dedication, innovation, and quality patient care.

The aggregation gives each practice the ability to remain autonomous while simultaneously letting them share best practices that strengthen and secure reach in a highly competitive market. By remaining independent, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and OrthoIllinois further solidify their ability to operate and provide the quality care that patients have come to know and expect. Both Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and OrthoIllinois will continue to render services by their same highly skilled providers and in the same existing locations.

“We are committed to furthering the excellence that our respective practices offer to our patients who have musculoskeletal problems who need comprehensive care and rehabilitation. We will continue to practice with purpose, integrity, and efficiency,” explains Dr. Brian Cole, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Managing Partner. “This aggregation with OrthoIllinois further supports our mission to invest in research, education, and innovation as well as to deliver best-in-class orthopedic and spine care in new markets.”

“As the healthcare market continues to change, we are making decisions to help secure our future as an independent practice for the benefit of our patients,” said OrthoIllinois Chief Executive Officer Anthony Brown. “Our physicians have a strong commitment to maintaining autonomy in decision making as it pertains to the practice, while also understanding the need to become a larger subspecialized strategic partner with the payers as they change their network strategies.”

[Source(s): Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, PR Newswire]