OrthoIndy just opened their Westfield location with a focus on same-day outpatient procedures, including fracture repair and sports medicine. (Photos by Sarah Browning)

OrthoIndy Opens New Surgical Facility in Westfield

For over 60 years, OrthoIndy, the largest orthopedic practice in the state of Indiana, has provided leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care, covering every subspecialty within orthopedics. In March 2005, OrthoIndy opened its own specialty hospital with a direct focus on orthopedic care. Twenty years later, the practice has four hospitals around central Indiana, with the latest opening in Westfield just last month.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or geriatric patient, we have people in subspecialties to care for you,” says Dr. Ed Hellman, OrthoIndy’s board president. “That includes things like spine surgery, hand surgery, joint replacement and sports medicine. We handle pretty much everything, which makes us a fairly unique practice.”

As a physician-owned hospital, OrthoIndy’s top priorities are patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes. In late 2022, OrthoIndy expanded their presence in Westfield in the areas of physical therapy, physician practice, urgent care and imaging. When the Westfield clinic was built, OrthoIndy put land aside with the plan to add a surgical facility in the next five to six years. They ultimately opted to fast-track the construction on the surgical facility, due to Westfield’s exploding population and tremendous growth. So, when OrthoIndy was opening their new clinic in Westfield, they broke ground on the surgical facility adjacent to the medical building.

“We saw that there was a pent-up demand for high-quality, lower-cost orthopedic health care here in the community, so we adopted the sooner-the-better approach,” says John Ryan, OrthoIndy’s CEO.

Now, 18 months later, the surgical facility has opened.

OrthoIndy Hospital Westfield is located at 246 East 175th Street in Westfield. For more information, call 317-802-2000.

“We’re eager to better serve the community with the best in orthopedic care,” Ryan says.

The focus of the Westfield surgical facility will be same-day outpatient procedures, including fracture repair and sports medicine. These minimally invasive procedures will be predominantly arthroscopic surgeries on shoulders, knees, ankles, wrists, hands and feet.

This surgical facility, which is equipped with four operating rooms, means that OrthoIndy can now bring outpatient orthopedic surgery capability into the market, so patients don’t have to drive elsewhere to satisfy those needs. As a result, patients can now conveniently get most of their surgical coverage in the same location, from diagnosing to repairing and rehabbing any orthopedic issue that may arise.

“The Westfield location is a perfect example of our complete approach to orthopedic care,” Ryan says. “It’s a one-stop shop that better serves the community for all their orthopedic needs, whether it’s urgent-care support, surgery or rehab.”

It’s a model that has served them well at their other three hospital campuses in Indianapolis, Greenwood and Brownsburg. Plus, the OrthoIndy team has the advantage of controlling its own surgical facilities.

“This gives us the opportunity to control the process, making it smoother for both the patient and the physician, as well as optimizing outcomes,” Dr. Hellman says.

Through the years OrthoIndy has won a number of quality awards, including the Healthgrades Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award (2024). For 12 years running, they have received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades (2013 to 2024).

“We work hard to make sure our patients are experiencing the absolute highest quality of care,” Dr. Hellman says.

OrthoIndy brings talented surgeons to the table who not only keep up with the latest techniques, but also instruct other surgeons around the world about how to provide better care. Many of their surgeons have worked with technology and device manufacturers to teach physicians how to plan surgeries more comprehensively, and perform innovative techniques that later become the standard of care.

“That’s true in joint replacement, spine, and sports medicine,” Dr. Hellman says. “A number of different subspecialties have had surgeons involved in the development and technology transfer.”

With more than 90 physicians spread across 11 locations in Indianapolis and surrounding areas, OrthoIndy offers patients convenient and comprehensive access to quality care. This surgical facility is their fourth in central Indiana, and they are soon to break ground on a fifth location in Lafayette, Indiana. OrthoIndy implements quality monitoring, so patients receive the highest quality of care, irrespective of the location they visit.

“The quality recognitions we receive are not specific to a single OrthoIndy facility,” Dr. Hellman says. “All of our surgical facilities are included when those assessments are completed.”

They also use a robust patient-reported-outcomes platform, where a third-party vendor sends surgery patients questionnaires about how they function and feel. These questions are repeated periodically throughout the recovery period out to a year post-op. This is done anonymously and separately from physician office visits, so patients don’t feel compelled to report that they are doing better than they are.

“These questionnaires are all statistically validated tools that allow us to compare patients’ preoperative function to postoperative function,” Dr. Hellman says. “It also enables us to compare ourselves to other facilities and providers around the country.”

The surgical facility officially opened its doors on April 1 (no joke).

“We’re very excited about our Westfield facility,” Dr. Hellman says. “We’re committed to bringing top-notch care to people’s neighborhoods so that they can be seen and cared for close to home.”

OrthoIndy Hospital Westfield is located at 246 East 175th Street in Westfield. For more information, call 317-802-2000 or visit orthoindy.com.

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