Published on June 29, 2016

St. Mary's Health and Tri-State Orthopaedics Announce Construction Plans for St. Mary's Orthopedic Hospital

St. Mary's Orthopedic Hospital rendering

St. Mary's Health, member of St. Vincent and Ascension, and Tri-State Orthopaedics are partnering to build a state-of-the-art orthopedic specialty hospital to provide surgical and non-surgical care to address the growing orthopedic needs of individuals in the Tri-State area.

The $95 million, 135,000-square-foot, four-story St. Mary's Orthopedic Hospital will be located at the northeast corner of Warrick Wellness Trail and Epworth Road, making it a natural extension of the St. Mary's Epworth Crossing campus, which provides a variety of outpatient services.

"St. Mary's Orthopedic Hospital will be able to meet the expanding need for orthopedic services in the Tri-State," said Keith Jewell, President of St. Mary's Health. "Demand for orthopedic services is projected to increase by 24 percent over the next several years."

"As the Tri-State grows and develops, St. Mary's is committed to growing and evolving our services in order to provide our community with access to the healthcare services they need to achieve and maintain optimal health," Jewell said. "By partnering with Tri-State Orthopaedics in the development and delivery of leading-edge orthopedic care, we are investing in the current and future healthcare needs of those we're privileged to serve."

Last year, Ascension – the nation's largest non-profit and Catholic health system – formed a national musculoskeletal service line council to enable care excellence and sustainable growth throughout the organization's hospital markets, including Indiana. The intent is to identify opportunities to create value and share proven processes that support the Quadruple Aim – improving population health, reducing costs, enhancing the physician experience and improving the patient experience. The St. Mary's Orthopedic Hospital provides the opportunity to realize this goal in the region.

"The new hospital has been in the planning process for more than a year and is the result of a long-standing shared vision with Tri-State Orthopaedics to develop a highly efficient, state-of-the-art facility focused on personalized orthopedic care," said Jonathan Nalli, St. Vincent CEO and Senior Vice President, Ascension Health, Indiana Market.

"Across St. Vincent and Ascension, we're building clinically integrated systems of care by developing partnerships between trusted healthcare providers focused on clinical excellence and a great patient experience.  It is this work that has led St. Mary's orthopedic care to be ranked among the nation's best," said Nalli.

"St. Mary's Orthopedic Hospital is a unique collaboration between the surgeons of Tri-State Orthopaedics and St. Mary's. The patients of the Tri-State are the real winners," said Dr. Paul Perry, President of Tri-State Orthopaedics. "High quality, patient centered care delivered in a facility laser focused solely on bone and joint surgery will bring state-of-the-art technology to our community. Surgeons, nurses, techs, therapists and numerous ancillary staff all working as a team will transform orthopedic surgery in the region."

The St. Mary's Orthopedic Hospital will include 48 inpatient rooms, 10 operating suites (with room for expansion), and two procedure rooms. Services provided will include:

  • Elective orthopedic and spine surgeries (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Pre-procedure education
  • Pre-procedure clinic
  • Imaging services (CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, MRI)
  • Laboratory
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Pastoral Care & Chapel
  • Hospitalists
  • Dining Services
  • Community Meeting Space

A groundbreaking ceremony is before the end of the year, with a projected opening date in fall 2018.

About St. Mary's Health

St. Mary's Health, part of St. Vincent and the Ascension Indiana Ministry Market, is a faith-based health ministry serving communities in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. With a medical staff of more than 750 physicians, St. Mary's specializes in cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, rehabilitation, neurosciences, women's, children's, seniors, emergency, and trauma services. For more than 140 years, St. Mary's has been guided by its mission of serving all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. For more information, please visit

About Tri-State Orthopaedics

Tri-State Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic practice in the region. After merging with Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) in January 2016, its orthopaedic team consists of 30 physicians, six nurse practitioners and seven physician assistants. The organization currently employs 264 local staff with an additional office on Evansville's west side and satellite offices in Henderson, Kentucky, Boonville, Indiana, and Tell City, Indiana. Tri-State Orthopaedics has been involved with the Evansville community for many years, offering support as team physicians for the University of Evansville, local high school athletics and other community organizations.

About Ascension

Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.


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