Olathe Health and Kansas City Bone and Joint Collaborate on a Comprehensive Orthopedic Program


OLATHE, KAN. (September 27, 2017) - Leaders from Olathe Health and Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic Division of Signature Medical Group of KC, PA (KCBJ) announced today a new working relationship between two of the largest and most experienced orthopedic groups in the greater Kansas City area.

Olathe Health's Johnson County Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (JCOSM), founded by Dr. Keith Sheffer in 1975, and KCBJ, which was founded in 1940, will provide comprehensive orthopedic services for all ages. The practices will provide care in adjacent offices at the JCOSM building on the campus of Olathe Medical Center near I-35 and 151st Street in Olathe.

"Having these two local, top-quality practices with excellent physicians on our campus allows us to expand on the longstanding, nationally-recognized orthopedic program our physicians built here at Olathe Medical Center," Frank H. Devocelle, President/CEO of Olathe Health, said. "The two groups are likeminded and have a great deal of respect for each other. We are very excited about this development, the expansion of orthopedic services, and the superb quality brought by Kansas City Bone and Joint Clinic."

"Our philosophy of providing top-quality orthopedic care is in alignment with the values of Johnson County Orthopedics and Olathe Medical Center, as validated by their long-standing positive reputations," Thomas S. Samuelson, MD, President of KCBJ, said. "We see this as an opportunity to grow our practice and be part of an advancing, nationally-recognized orthopedic program in Olathe and the surrounding communities. We intend to deliver on our commitment."

Details of the arrangements are still being determined. This collaboration will develop over the coming weeks, allowing KCBJ to provide a full complement of services at Olathe Medical Center by January 1, 2018.

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Since 1940, Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic has provided compassionate orthopedic service for the entire Kansas City Metropolitan area for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. KCBJ opened a new facility at 10701 Nall in Overland Park, KS in 2007 and in 2011, joined Signature Medical Group as a division of Signature Medical Group of K.C., PA. In March 2015, the newest facility was opened at 3151 NE Carnegie Drive in Lee's Summit.

Olathe Health

Olathe Health is a vital, regional health network serving four counties through Olathe Medical Center, Miami County Medical Center, the 39 family care and specialty clinics of Olathe Health Physicians, and a roster of more than 330 physicians and 2,500 employees.