FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2022
Contact: Marco Peña, VP of Marketing & Communications
ORTHOALLIANCE EXPANDS AGAIN BY PARTNERING WITH TWO COLUMBUS FOOT AND ANKLE GROUPS, ADDING 10 PHYSICIANS & FIVE LOCATIONS IN CENTRAL OHIO
CINCINNATI – OrthoAlliance (OA), a national leader in managing orthopaedic practices, is continuing its aggressive growth with the announcement of a new partnership with Columbus, Ohio based Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center (OFA) and Clintonville Foot & Ankle Group (CFA) that will add 10 physicians and five locations to OA's expanding network.
The partnership will enhance OFA and CFA’s success and comprehensive approach to delivering high quality orthopedic foot and ankle care to more patients throughout the Columbus area and Central Ohio. In the coming months OFA and CFA will merge and operate under the OFA name and brand.
"Since 1998, our practice has delivered personalized and advanced foot and ankle care. We were the region’s first practice dedicated to specialized foot and ankle care. This partnership will allow us to grow and accelerate on our promise to deliver outstanding clinical care, research and education and service to the community,” said OFA President Dr. Gregory C. Berlet.
“Our leadership team went through a thorough process to ensure this partnership will benefit our organization and future growth plans. With this partnership, and OrthoAIIiance's proven track record as the largest alliance of orthopedic practices in Ohio, we will be able to expand while creating new career and development opportunities for our team members,” Dr. Berlet added.
Based in Cincinnati, OA 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 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.
In just the last few years, OA has grown quickly to over 100 physicians and 1,400 employees.
"We are proud that OFA and CFA are now members of OrthoAlliance," said OA CEO Andy Blankemeyer. "And we are excited about growing our footprint across Central Ohio and the possibilities this relationship provides to elevate orthopedic care in Ohio and across the nation."
Under this partnership, OFA and CFA physicians and staff will continue to focus on providing extraordinary patient care and day-to-day operations, while OrthoAlliance provides additional administrative support for their practice.
"OFA and CFA patients will experience no changes in the doctors they trust or the services they rely on," Blankemeyer said. "In fact, they will benefit from greater access to the latest surgical and medical advances as well as additional resources and investment as we move into the future."
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OrthoAlliance is a nationally leading patient-centered, physician-led management services organization that helps orthopaedic 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 nearly 100 physicians across all orthopaedics and sports medicine specialties. OrthoAlliance strives to attract the most talented physicians and staff and deliver the highest quality care in the industry.
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, the largest physician owned practice in our region dedicated to specialized foot and ankle care, is comprised of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellowship-trained Surgical Podiatrists, Fellowship-trained Clinical Podiatrists and a Certified Wound Care specialist. The innovative combination of physicians ensures all lower extremity (below the knee) care needs are met within one medical group. OFAC has locations in Worthington, Dublin and Grove City.
Clintonville Foot & Ankle Group, with offices in Clintonville and Dublin was established in 1982 and continues to be a pillar of foot and ankle care in Central Ohio. The practice includes two Surgical Podiatrists, providing comprehensive non-operative and operative care to the foot and ankle.