Tennessee orthopedic practices to merge into one of nation’s largest orthopedic networks
Three Tennessee orthopedic practices plan to merge into one of the nation’s largest orthopedic care networks by January 2021.
The merger includes Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Knoxville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics and Columbia-based Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic.
Together, the group will have 27 locations in 17 counties from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Tennessee River, employing 105 physicians and more than 800 staff members, according to an Aug. 15 news release.
While the merger will allow the companies to share technology, clinical data, best practices and expertise, the groups will continue to focus on the local communities they have each served for several decades. There are no plans to reduce staff, and current plans allow each company to keep its current name, the release states. The merger will not impact providers, insurance plans or normal care locations for current patients, according to the group’s website.
“The opportunity to partner with (Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics) and (Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic) allows us to continue our path forward in creating innovative orthopedic care delivery models for the thousands of patients who span across our respective markets,” Will Kurtz, doctor and president of Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, said in the release.
Founded in 1926, the Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance is the trio’s largest and oldest company, with 17 locations across 10 Middle Tennessee counties and 558 employees. It also covers the most high school and college sports teams than any other orthopedic group in the state — work that each company will continue to do in their respective local areas.
“We are excited to learn from one another and create high-quality, cost-effective patient outcomes,” Kurtz stated. “Ultimately, we feel this merger will accomplish this and much more for the many years to come.”
Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics (TOC) president and doctor Mike Casey and Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic (MTBJ) president and doctor Jonathan Pettit stated that they anticipate the merger will lead to innovation that will ultimately support more positive patient outcomes.
TOC, founded more than 20 years ago, has eight locations across five east Tennessee counties. MTBJ was founded in 1975 and serves Maury and Marshall counties.
Together, the group will provide a wide array of orthopedic care at locations in the following counties; Davidson, Williamson, Sumner, Rutherford, Putnam, Wilson, Montgomery, Dickson, Cheatham, Humphreys, Knox, Cumberland, Sevier, Anderson, Loudon, Maury and Marshall.