About Us

The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin was established in 2001 as a joint venture between a group of orthopedic surgeons and Columbia St. Mary’s Ascension, a health system with more than 100 years of service. After eight years at our initial location, OHOW finished construction and moved into our beautiful new hospital in 2009.

OHOW focuses solely on the full-service treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions. We provide surgery, inpatient overnight stays, laboratory services, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services. These services are accomplished in our patient-centric 30-bed, 10-Operating Room orthopedic specialty hospital that was meticulously designed and constructed to support the delivery of superior patient care and comfort.

Led by CEO Brian Cramer, and Medical Staff President Dr. Rory Wright, OHOW provides all care with a direct focus on our three critical success factors: Quality, Patient Satisfaction, and Staff Satisfaction. The focus on these critical success factors has driven OHOW to be recognized as a leader of orthopedic care in Wisconsin as well as the United States.

Today, OHOW is nationally recognized for the exceptional quality of care provided to patients. In 2017, OHOW was recognized by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) as the #1 hospital in the United States for Value Based Purchasing and have been highly ranked each year that we have been eligible. To accommodate the growing demand from those seeking care, OHOW opened a medical office building in 2015 and added the Glendale Medical Commons in 2017 to complete our 15 acre campus.

In another step to improve patient care, continuity and service, OHOW added four conveniently located outpatient physical therapy clinics in the greater Milwaukee area. Cedarburg Physical Therapy opened in 2016, Shorewood Physical Therapy was opened in 2017, and New Berlin Physical Therapy and Greenfield Physical Therapy opened in early 2019.

As a physician-owned organization, we have unique freedom to go where others do not in the name of patient care and superior outcomes. It is how we continue to build on our reputation of being relentlessly focused on the patients we serve.