Midwest Orthopaedic Institute joins Northwestern Medicine

DeKALB – Midwest Orthopaedic Institute is part of Northwestern Medicine, effective Oct. 1.

The Sycamore-based medical practice offers orthopedic services, rheumatology, sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy at three offices in Sycamore and Sandwich.

Eleven physicians and more than 80 staff members will be employed by Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern Medicine will own and operate MOI’s diagnostic and rehabilitation services, according to a news release.

“Midwest Orthopaedic Institute has built a legacy of orthopedic innovation and medical excellence in DeKalb and the surrounding communities,” Kevin Poorten, president of Northwestern Medicine’s, West Region, said in a news release. “The surgeons, clinicians and staff have long been our colleagues and friends. Now we call them family.”

Northwestern Medicine and MOI have a history of cooperation. MOI physicians are members of the Northwestern Medicine-Kishwaukee Hospital and Northwestern Medicine-Valley West Hospital medical staffs. Surgeries are performed at both hospitals and the Midland Surgery Center, of which Northwestern Medicine will become sole owner.

“Northwestern Medicine shares our values of excellence and putting patients first, and this alliance will afford our patients access to more sophisticated, state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment,” Dr. Steven G. Glasgow, orthopedic surgeon, said in the release. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with some of the greatest leaders in orthopedics.”

MOI was established in 1972 by Dr. Stan Brandon, one of the first orthopedic physicians in DeKalb County. Since then, MOI has continued to recruit world-class orthopedic specialists who have completed fellowships in sub-specialties. The practice has expanded to include sophisticated diagnostic equipment and a full team of rehabilitation specialists, including physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, occupational therapists and massage therapists.