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November 15, 2023 - TCO

Orthopedic Institute Launches New Era in Minnesota Healthcare History

Ridgeview and Twin Cities Orthopedics made Minnesota healthcare history today with the opening of the much-anticipated Orthopedic Institute on Ridgeview’s Chaska Campus.

Featuring a value-based partnership between an independent practice (TCO) and health system (Ridgeview), the Orthopedic Institute is a groundbreaking achievement that required collaboration, comprehensive planning, and new construction, resulting in this first of its kind orthopedics-focused hospital expansion.

To house the Orthopedic Institute, a fifth floor was added to the Two Twelve Medical Center. Renovations also occurred on the fourth floor to further accommodate the expanded clinical and support services, for a total of 54,000 additional square feet between the two floors.

“We take immense pride in our decades-long partnership with TCO and bringing this vision to a reality is a momentous occasion,” said Ridgeview President and CEO Mike Phelps. “We’re seizing a remarkable opportunity to work side-by-side in ways to significantly impact the current and future health care needs of our region and beyond.”

“Together, we’ve achieved a milestone that redefines orthopedic care in Minnesota,” TCO President Dr. Christopher Meyer said. “The Orthopedic Institute symbolizes our dedication to pushing boundaries and delivering world-class healthcare.”

Key Highlights

  • Cutting-Edge Surgical Facilities: The Orthopedic Institute features six state-of-the-art operating rooms exclusively for orthopedic surgeries, including elective joint replacements. These surgical spaces are equipped with the latest technology to support our commitment to delivering the best outcomes for our patients.
  • Highly Specialized Care: The Orthopedic Institute is designed to provide highly specialized orthopedic care within a hospital setting, offering round-the-clock care. With 20 private suites dedicated to inpatient post-surgical care and recovery, patients can expect personalized and attentive care during their healing journey.
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation: The Orthopedic Institute incorporates a dedicated on-site rehabilitation space for patients. This includes physical therapy and exercise programs designed to achieve improved outcomes.
  • Comfort and Healing Environment: To ensure that every patient’s experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible, the Orthopedic Institute includes patient and visitor amenities, such as an on-site cafeteria, take-home meals on the day of discharge, free parking, and more.

For more information about the Orthopedic Institute, visit