For decades, Mercy Health - Lorain and Orthopaedic Associates have served patients throughout Lorain County with the highest-quality, most compassionate care while improving the health status of the communities we mutually serve.

As Mercy Health continues to build a comprehensive network of care, the health system is pleased to announce that Orthopaedic Associates has chosen to affiliate with Mercy Health Lorain in opening two new practices in the Lorain and Oberlin communities.  Coming this December, Mercy Health will open Mercy Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in partnership with Orthopaedic Associates’ physicians.

“This is another milestone for both our health system and our community,” said Edwin Oley, Market President at Mercy Health – Lorain. “Access to care and having a comprehensive network of services and providers allows families throughout Lorain County that ability to stay close to home without the need to travel.” He added.

As Orthopaedic Associates becomes integrated into the Mercy Health system, the team of providers will utilize the same electronic medical records, share in quality data and have access to a robust network of primary care providers and other specialists who together, care for the whole person. Additionally, these providers will perform procedures at the Premium Surgery Center in Elyria.

“We are pleased to partner with Mercy Lorain to provide quality orthopedic care to the residents of Lorain County,” stated Irwin Mandel, M.D., President of Orthopaedic Associates. “We have been providing orthopedic care for over 50 years in the community and our practice sees this relationship as a way to expand our service to the Lorain and Oberlin markets.” Mandel added.