In 2004, 12 physicians representing five Salem orthopedic groups began considering a merger as a way to more cost-effectively, conveniently and comprehensively serve their patients.
Those physicians were driven by the common desire to offer their patients more convenient access to a greater range of services in order to enhance their treatment and recovery. The cost of offering physical therapy, state-of-the-art imaging services and other technological advances had prohibited any of the independent groups from offering them on their own. But as one organization they could bring together in one convenient location all the services and technology they needed to optimize the patient-care experience.
Two years later the physicians opened what was originally called Willamette Orthopedic Group. In 2009 that name was changed to Hope Orthopedics of Oregon, a more appropriate representation of the organization’s mission and service area.