Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and OrthoWest to serve patients as OrthoNebraska

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and OrthoWest announced on May 12, 2017 that they will be serving patients as OrthoNebraska.

OrthoWest is the largest orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice in the state, boasting more than 25 orthopaedic surgeons, three rheumatologists, a neurosurgeon, and a physiatrist. OrthoWest’s history includes NebOrtho and dates back to the 1930s. It’s an evolution of orthopaedic and sports medicine physician practices in Omaha and the surrounding communities.

Under the ownership of OrthoWest physicians and Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital opened in 2004 as the region’s first hospital dedicated to the complete care and treatment of the orthopaedic patient. In 2016, the hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the area for orthopaedics – the only hospital in Nebraska to be nationally ranked in any sub-specialty.

“We believe the use of a common brand will clear up confusion regarding the relationship between the hospital and clinic, as well as enable us to provide an even more seamless experience to care for the entire continuum of our patient population, ” says Levi Scheppers, Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital.

“Our teams work very collaboratively to provide superior service to our patients, and we’ve always shared the same commitment to delivering high-quality, cost-effective and compassionate care. We seek to expand on this.” Scheppers goes on to say, “Legally speaking, the hospital and clinic will remain separate entities. But for our patients, we want to be able to deliver upon our value under a common name – OrthoNebraska.”

President of OrthoWest and practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Ryan Arnold, believes this opens the door to endless opportunities. “We believed in creating the destination for comprehensive musculoskeletal care and sought a partnership that leveraged the strengths of both organizations,” says Arnold. “We know we are capable of much more together than was ever possible apart.”

OrthoNebraska offers multiple clinic locations in Omaha, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Fremont, Blair, Norfolk and Fairfax, Missouri. Services include sub-specialized orthopaedics, operative & non-operative spine care, rheumatology, physical therapy, urgent care, inpatient & outpatient surgery, emergency medicine and imaging. In addition, OrthoNebraska serves as the official orthopaedic and sports medicine team to many of the area’s premier athletic programs, including the Omaha Storm Chasers.

“For our patients, treatment of their musculoskeletal needs is a journey.  We feel privileged to be part of that journey,” states Arnold. “What we have within OrthoNebraska is remarkable and we feel an obligation as healthcare professionals to expand access to that care experience to all patients in the region.”

OrthoNebraska, formerly Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and OrthoWest, is the area’s leading provider of orthopaedics. With 24 beds, 12 operating rooms and clinic locations across Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri, OrthoNebraska offers comprehensive care that includes both surgical and non-surgical intervention and is supported by a range of sub-specialized providers. To learn more, visit

Legal Disclaimer: Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital, LLC and OrthoWest, PC are each operating under the name OrthoNebraska. Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital meets the definition of a physician-owned hospital under 42 CFR 489.3. For more, see our legal information.

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