Two orthopedic surgeons who aren't included in The Steadman Clinic's acquisition of OrthoAspen plan to compete head-to-head with the combined venture, according to The Aspen Times.
What you should know:
1. Tomas Pevny, MD, and Mark Purnell, MD, reportedly weren't able to agree on contract terms with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., and will not be part of its deal to absorb OrthoAspen — which is part of Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital — Dec. 1.
2. Excluded from the 14-surgeon venture between The Steadman Clinic and AVH, which will involve developing an orthopedic ASC in Basalt, Colo., Drs. Pevny and Purnell have agreed to join Glenwood Springs, Colo.-based Valley View. They will begin seeing patients this December at a new ValleyOrtho office scheduled to open Dec. 1 in Aspen.
3. Formerly called the Glenwood Orthopedics Center and Foot and Ankle Center at Valley View, ValleyOrtho has a team of seven providers with the addition of Drs. Pevny and Purnell. Both orthopedic surgeons were partners at Aspen Orthopaedic Associates before they and others sold it in 2015 to AVH, which renamed the practice OrthoAspen in 2016.