Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro Announce Merger

OSMO merges with Tri-State Orthopaedics

Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons announce a merger with Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO). The merger will become effective January 1, 2016.  At that time, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro will become a division of Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons. 

This merger adds respected physicians from OSMO to Tri-State Orthopaedics all while continuing the same core values.  It also allows for further expansion into the western Kentucky region that is built on an excellent foundation.  Over 245 employees will come together over two states combining 119 years of experience.

The addition of  OSMO to Tri-State Orthopaedics will create the largest independent orthopaedic specialty practice in the region with 30 physicians including 28 board-certified specialists, 6 nurse practitioners, 6 physician assistants, 7 locations, 4 therapy locations, and 3 MRI locations.

“As we continue to expand our footprint regionally, OSMO’s common vision made them a perfect fit to join efforts with Tri-State Orthopaedics. The economies of scale and pooled resources will allow us to invest more in infrastructure as we continue to tread in a complex healthcare environment.” said Phil Rawley, CEO of Tri-State Orthopaedics.

“Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro takes its mission to provide outstanding, patient-centered care to our community seriously. We believe that the merger with Tri-State Orthopaedics will continue to allow us to provide best-in-class care to our patients by combining the strengths of both organizations. We have served our community for decades and combining the resources of two like-minded organizations will only improve our ability to satisfy our main focus: providing top notch care to our region.” said Dr. Charles Milem, president of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro.

 About Tri-State Orthopaedics

Tri-State Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic practice in Evansville with 21 physicians, 5 nurse practitioners, and 6 physician’s assistants. They currently employ 165 local staff and recently expanded services by opening a west side office as well as satellite offices in Henderson, KY, Boonville, IN, and Tell City, IN. Tri-State Orthopaedics has been involved with the Evansville community for many years, along with their support as the team physicians for the University of Evansville and the local high schools.

 Main office hours – Monday -Friday 8 am-5 pm. Urgent Care hours – Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm, Friday 8:30 am-4 pm and Saturday 9 am-12 pm. West side office hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and Urgent Care hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm. Appointments can be can be requested online ( or by phone with Main office (812-477-1558) or West Side office (812-474-3800).

 For Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro appointments can be requested online ( or by phone (270-926-4100).

 Contact: Monica Auker

Phone: (812) 488-4606

Fax: (812) 488-4690