The partnership will enhance MCJR’s success and comprehensive approach to delivering specialized surgical care to more patients throughout Central Indiana. In addition, it will bring OA’s proven method of providing the infrastructure of administrative functions for orthopedic practices such as billing, marketing, support systems and more – that allow physicians and staff to focus even more on caring for patients.
“Our entire team at MCJR is excited to join OrthoAlliance, which has quickly grown into the Midwest’s most prominent orthopedic network,” said Midwest Center for Joint Replacement Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Co-Founder Wesley G. Lackey, M.D.
“MCJR’s surgeons have pioneered taking the pain out of joint replacement for all involved, and our goal is to give each patient individualized care,” Dr. Joshua Carter says. “OrthoAlliance shares our passion and commitment to believing that all individuals deserve an incomparable level of support, skill, experience and respect.”
MCJR operates clinic offices in Indianapolis and Bloomington with an accomplished and innovative team that has more than 50 years of combined experience in joint replacement expertise and surgery.
“Our surgeons are national leaders in outpatient joint replacement surgery,” Dr. Colin Penrose says. “We also play a key role in joint replacement research, discoveries and publications, having developed advanced recovery protocols and pioneered many of the latest hip and knee implant designs.”
MCJR’s services include total and partial knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, and outpatient joint replacement as well as treatment for arthritis, knee pain and hip pain. Most outpatient surgeries are performed at MCJR’s Indianapolis office or at the Bloomington Advanced Surgery Center, which is located across the street from MCJR’s Bloomington office.
Based in Cincinnati, OrthoAlliance is a management services organization formed in partnership with leading Midwest physician practices and Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm. The company is building one of the country’s leading orthopedic management services organizations, providing operations, marketing, and patient-experience expertise and resources to partner practices working at the forefront of life-changing advances in orthopedics and sports medicine.
Since 2019, OA has grown quickly to over 180 physicians and over 2,000 employees while partnering with now ten practices across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
“At OrthoAlliance, we look for partnerships in the orthopedic and sports medicine spaces with experts who share our mission to provide high quality care, cost effective care to patients and the community,” said OA CEO Andy Blankemeyer. “We are delighted to welcome Midwest Center for Joint Replacement to the OrthoAlliance group of practices. Under this new partnership, MCJR will continue to treat patients with the support they are renowned for, and we look forward to helping them expand their practice throughout the region.”
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OrthoAlliance is a nationally leading patient-centered, physician-led management services organization that helps orthopedic practices grow and thrive in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Formed in partnership with leading Midwest physician practices and Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm in 2019, OrthoAlliance’s partner practices feature over 170 physicians across all orthopedic and sports medicine specialties. OrthoAlliance strives to attract the most talented physicians and staff and deliver the highest quality care in the industry.
About Midwest Center for Joint Replacement|
Midwest Center for Joint Replacement is an orthopedic private practice specializing in total knee, partial knee, and anterior hip replacement surgery. The practice’s four surgeons, Michael Berend, MD, Wesley Lackey, MD, Joshua Carter, MD, and Colin Penrose, MD, have over 50 years of combined experience in joint replacement surgery. They have locations in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana.