Orthopedic groups band together to form 400+ physician platform

Practice Management

Three orthopedic groups across the U.S. formed PELTO Health Partners.

PELTO, which stands for Physician Empowered Leadership of Transformational Organizations, comprises Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho, Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy and Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons, according to a Feb. 23 news release. So far there are more than 400 physicians under PELTO.

Groups with PELTO will maintain their independence, and the platform isn't relying on capital from external sources.

"PELTO doesn't distract from patient care or clinical autonomy," John Pryor, MD, Proliance Surgeons' president and PELTO board member said in the release. "We offer best practice solutions to independent providers who choose to take advantage of the platform. At the heart of this collaboration lies innovative strategies to preserve our most important partnership — between each doctor and patient."

EmergeOrtho has more than 288 physicians and advanced practitioners. OrthoIndy was founded more than 60 years ago and has nearly 100 physicians across 12 locations. Proliance Surgeons has more than 200 physicians across a range of specialties including orthopedics and neurosurgery.

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