ANN ARBOR, MI – (May 2, 2016) – IHA is pleased to announce its planned integration with Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Specialists (AAOS) effective immediately. With offices in the Michigan Orthopedic Center on the St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor campus and in Hamburg and Canton, the practice, comprised of Thomas J. O’Keefe, MD; J. David Denzin, MD; Dean R. Schueller, MD; Karl F. Schultz, MD; Michael A. Masini, MD, Michael G. Chrissos, MD and James E. Moravek, MD; has provided compassionate, patient focused care to patients across Southeast Michigan since 1976.
Dr. Andrew Pruitt, MD, IHA Surgery Department Chair notes, “These are not only nationally-recognized surgeons, but also outstanding individuals with more than a century and a half of combined experience whom we are thrilled to welcome to the IHA family.”
“Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Specialists has a long tradition of providing high quality orthopedic care to the communities we serve. We are committed to improving our patient’s function and quality of life through the least invasive and most conservative approach that will provide the best outcome.” says Michael A. Masini, MD, Site Medical Director for Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Specialists and also the Orthopedic Section Head for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor. “By partnering with a high performing, multi-specialty physician group, such as IHA, we feel we can offer our patients even more comprehensive, coordinated and accessible care.”
Dr. Pruitt also adds, “These seven outstanding surgeons provide a broad range of orthopedic capabilities along with sub-specialty expertise which all of us at IHA are now thrilled to have on the same team.” In addition, the physicians are actively involved as faculty for the St. Joseph Mercy – UofM Orthopedic Residency program.
According to Bill Fileti, IHA’s President & CEO, this new relationship with Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Specialists brings added general orthopedic, sports medicine and adult reconstructive capabilities to IHA. With a growing and aging population, the need for orthopedic services is rapidly expanding. This new linkage will enable IHA to better meet community needs in multiple markets.
“IHA continues to evolve into one of the best multi-specialty group practices in Michigan,” notes Fileti. “With integrations, such as this relationship with Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Specialists and others planned for later in 2016, IHA continues its commitment to grow its primary care and specialty capabilities in order to give our patients outstanding quality, easy access and cost effective care.”
IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes more than 520 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 60 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to nearly 410,000 active patients. Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high-quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit www.ihacares.com.
About IHA Ann Arbor Orthpaedic Specialists
Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Specialists has been providing high quality, nationally-recognized orthopedic care to patients in Southeast Michigan for nearly 40 years. We have seven exceptional surgeons – specializing in everything from sports medicine and orthopedic trauma to total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder and complex revision surgery. Ann Arbor Orthopaedic Specialists has consistently delivered efficient, compassionate, patient focused care with an emphasis on teamwork. The practice has three convenient office locations: in the Michigan Orthopedic Center on the St. Joseph Mercy campus in Ann Arbor, in the St. Joseph Mercy Canton building and in the IHA Internal Medicine – Livingston office in Hamburg.