Omaha, NE – OrthoNebraska, the region’s leader in comprehensive orthopedic care, is taking their long-standing relationship in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa to the next level with a 23,000-square-foot orthopedic clinic and physical therapy building located along U.S. Interstate 80.
“This is a really exciting time at OrthoNebraska,” says Chief Executive Officer, Levi Scheppers. “After breaking ground on a new build in Elkhorn last fall, this was an obvious next step for us. We want the people of this community to have access to the high-quality, cost-effective care we provide. And it is important to us that we make it easily accessible. This was a key focus as we narrowed in on the right location.”
The new facility, which will move from its current location on Methodist Jennie Edmundson’s campus to 1260 Valley View Drive, will include 11 exam rooms, two procedures rooms, two casting rooms and several thousand square feet of physical therapy space.
“We really wanted to grow our presence in Council Bluffs and the surrounding area,” states President of OrthoNebraska Clinic and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ryan Arnold. “Our organization has been a part of this growing community for decades, and we want to grow with it – offering more specialists, more services and more direct access to care.”
Providing access has been a focus for the organization, who was the first in the area to provide Orthopedic Urgent Care services seven days a week, including late on weeknights. In addition, OrthoNebraska delivers sports medicine coverage to many area high schools, youth athletic organizations, and the Omaha Stormchasers.
Arnold continued by saying, “The delivery of musculoskeletal care has evolved. Patients have access to directly seek the expert opinion of an orthopedic surgeon without needing a referral. There are only so many hours in a day, and when an injury happens, providing walk-in specialty care means an efficient, safe road to recovery.”
“With patient experience scores that surpass most benchmarks, OrthoNebraska is really a destination for musculoskeletal care,” says Arnold. “Many of our orthopedic surgeons have unique expertise in complex conditions and injuries. Patients have local and regional access to the highest level of musculoskeletal treatment, but beyond that we hope they find the entire experience unmatched.”
OrthoNebraska expects the new Council Bluffs facility to be open by early Summer in 2022.