About Us - Southern Illinois
In November of 2000, Southern Orthopedic Associates, at 305 West Jackson Street in Carbondale, Illinois, and Marion Orthopedics, at 808 West Prairie, Marion, Illinois, came together and agreed to combine their practices. This organization was formed as Southern Orthopedic Associates / Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center, a clinic and state-of-the-art Surgery Center. With the leadership of the physicians, the Surgery Center is operated in partnership with Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH). From its opening, the Surgery Center has received and maintained approval from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc (AAAHC) and other Illinois State agencies.
In May of 2012, SIOC became the Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois. The name change was made to better represent the orthopaedic group’s doubling in geographical service area, regionally superior level of experience and specialty trained surgeons, as well as the most advanced surgical techniques and procedures performed in the heartland.