University of Minnesota Physicians and CentraCare Health have formed a new partnership to meet the growing demand for orthopedic services in Saint Cloud and its surrounding communities. The organizations have a shared vision to create an orthopedic program of unsurpassed clinical excellence that is easily accessible for those who live in the rural communities in the central part of the state.
“Our partnership with University of Minnesota Physicians allows CentraCare to deepen our commitment to providing the best healthcare to people in this region,” said Ken Holmen, MD, president and CEO of CentraCare. “We are excited to bring one of the country’s leading orthopedic groups to St. Cloud and to improve access to care for people in this region. We share a common future vision for orthopedics and care to our community.”
“Our partnership with CentraCare continues our history of collaborating with excellent healthcare systems statewide,” said Denis Clohisy, MD, University of Minnesota Physicians Orthopedic Surgeon and University of Minnesota Medical School Associate Dean for Surgical and Procedural Specialties and Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. “We are delighted to be able to provide top-tier, innovative care and bring our clinical and academic expertise to the CentraCare health system.”
“Our organizations are collaborating to meet the growing demand for orthopedic services in Saint Cloud and its surrounding communities,” said Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA, CEO, UMPhysicians and
Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Medical School. “Together, we will bring to life a shared vision of creating an orthopedic program of unsurpassed clinical excellence and service in Central Minnesota.”
Full development of the orthopedic program, including a comprehensive orthopedic center, will occur over the next couple of years.