NOVO Health expands presence in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois with the addition of Rockford-based sub-specialty orthopedic group

Appleton, WI – NOVO Health, the Appleton-based organization representing independent healthcare groups, added OrthoIllinois as a participating provider in their network. The addition of OrthoIllinois will enhance the options available to self-insured employers seeking cost saving, integrated care, particularly in the southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois markets.

Founded in 1967, OrthoIllinois is one of the leading bone, joint, and spine providers in northern Illinois, providing multi-specialty care from clinic locations in Rockford, Algonquin, and Elgin, Illinois. The practice is the first to partner with NOVO Health outside the state of Wisconsin.

The partnership between the two groups provides self-funded employers access to high-quality medical providers that have agreed to bundle their pricing for select outpatient surgeries and related procedures. Bundled pricing means there is a single bill for an entire episode of care with a price point known up front.

In addition to price transparency and the potential for cost savings on a multitude of procedures and services, benefits of the NOVO program include a limited warranty, enhanced access to physicians, options for onsite physical therapy services and medical tourism, and a care navigation team to ensure a patient-focused experience.

“The patient experience is what separates OrthoIllinois from the competition, and this attribute aligns seamlessly with NOVO Health,” said Donald Schreiner, OrthoIllinois CEO. “We are thrilled to be bringing our exceptional care and expertise to the NOVO partnership.”

NOVO Health offers premium healthcare solutions and services to employers designed to control costs and improve the quality of medical outcomes while delivering a positive patient experience. Specialty practices include orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, physical therapy, primary care, plastic surgery, chiropractic, and dental.

“The NOVO network gets stronger over time and is highly dependent on the participating providers delivering best in class access, quality, and patient experience so that patients speak to one another and create viral, organic growth,” said Curt Kubiak, CEO of NOVO Health. “OrthoIllinois is a perfect fit for NOVO.”


OrthoIllinois is a leading bone and joint provider in northern Illinois. Founded on a one-stop, multi-specialty philosophy, OrthoIllinois offers the convenience of diagnosis, clinical care, diagnostic imaging, and rehabilitation therapy from each clinic location under the direction of board-certified physicians who have sub-specialized in specific areas of orthopedic care.

NOVO Health represents board-certified independent physicians and accredited facilities that offer specialty healthcare solutions. Founded in 2013, NOVO Health adheres to high standards for quality, cost, and patient experience and partners with self-insured employers to reduce medical spend.