Franciscan Health Munster Joins with Leading Orthopaedics Group

rot5Franciscan Health Munster has entered into a co-management agreement with Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), a physician-owned practice with a clinic located at 9200 Calumet Ave., Munster.

MOR’s orthopedic program at Rush is ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

MOR will collaborate with the Franciscan Health Center for Joint Surgery at the Franciscan Health Munster hospital, 701 Superior Ave.

Denis Nam, M.D., a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, will serve as medical director for the joint replacement program at Franciscan Health Munster. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes in knee and hip reconstruction and replacement. Dr. Nam will lead and direct all aspects of care regarding joint replacement, including staffing and protocols at Franciscan Health Munster.

Patrick Maloney, Franciscan Health Munster hospital president and CEO, believes the agreement provides a significant boost to northwest Indiana’s orthopedic health care services.

“Franciscan Health is always striving to offer the highest quality of health care and technological advances in medicine and this is yet another big step in that direction,” he says, adding, “We look forward to our partnership with MOR.”

“We are delighted to be joining forces with Franciscan Health Munster to offer exceptional inpatient options for our joint replacement and reconstruction patients,” said Charles Bush-Joseph, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and managing partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. “MOR is dedicated to delivering superior orthopedic care and the best possible outcomes for our patients. Dr. Nam, who is a renowned researcher of new treatments, an international speaker, and award-winning orthopedic surgeon, will be an excellent addition to the Franciscan Health Center for Joint Surgery.”

For more information, call the Franciscan Health Center for Joint Surgery at (219) 934-4100, or visit For more information on Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, visit: or call (877) 632-6637.

About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic services. MOR physicians are team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Fire Soccer club. They are known for treating patients with orthopedic conditions, ranging from the most common to the most complex. The group’s reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education and research has been recognized by many national publications. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, as No. 4 in the nation and it is the highest ranked program in Illinois and Indiana. MOR has offices at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Oak Park; Westchester; Winfield; and Munster, Indiana. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Follow us on Twitter @mor_docs.

About Franciscan Alliance
The Franciscan Alliance healthcare ministry began in Lafayette, Ind., in 1875. Today, Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with 14 hospital campuses, approximately 20,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. Hospitals include: Franciscan Health Crown Point; Franciscan Health Michigan City; Franciscan Health Crawfordsville; Franciscan Health Lafayette East; Franciscan Health Lafayette Central; Franciscan Health Indianapolis; Franciscan Health Carmel; Franciscan Health Rensselaer; Franciscan Health Mooresville; Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, Ill.; Franciscan Health-Olympia Fields, Ill.; Franciscan Health Hammond; Franciscan Health Dyer; and Franciscan Health Munster.