O Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center

The benefits of a long term strategic partnership

Our physician understanding is working every day: 1 practice – 4 ASCs and co-management

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford (OAH) was founded in 1970 with a simple goal – provide the highest quality orthopedic care in the most efficient, cost-effective manner, while maintaining a work environment of care, congeniality, and teamwork. Developing an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) exclusively focused on orthopedics fit perfectly with this goal. However, after years of exploring the concept independently and with a local hospital, the ASC was no closer to reality. In 2003, OAH partnered with CSA to develop the region’s first physician-owned orthopedic surgery center. This ASC was just the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership built on expertise, trust and a commitment to improve and grow.


150 Enterprise Dr.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 529-0295

Timeline of growth

  • 2004 – opened two OR ASC with 16 MD group
  • 2006 – expanded to four ORs
  • 2009 – formed Holding Company and purchased three OR JV ASC
  • 2014 – opened second three OR JV with 16 outside MDs and two Hospitals
  • 2016 – collaborated on $150 million Bone and Joint Institute
  • 2017 – opened third, five OR JV ASC attached to the Institute
  • 2019 – opened seven OR ASC to replace original ASC

Strategic outcome

  • Four ASCs in portfolio (three Hospital Joint Ventures)
  • ASC ownership has driven growth and market dominance
  • Clinical control over 29 OP and IP ORs
  • 16 MD group has become a 34 MD group (no mergers)
  • Real Estate ownership in three of four sites