Mercy Health Formalizes Partnership with
Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine


Contact: Nanette Bentley


Mercy Health Formalizes Partnership with

Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

(CINCINNATI; August 15, 2013) – Mercy Health, which provides quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its network of care, announces that it has formalized its partnership with Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, which has provided quality orthopaedic care in Cincinnati for more than 40 years.

Eighteen Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine specialists will join the Mercy Health team, while continuing to see patients and perform surgery in present office locations and surgery centers. Specialties enhance those available from Mercy Health and include foot and ankle; hand, wrist and elbow; hip; joint replacement; knee, neck and back; and shoulder and sports-related concussion.

The Wellington physicians who will serve Mercy Health patients include the following:

  • Brian K. Crellin, DO
  • Paul J. Favorito, MD
  • Robert S. Heidt, Jr., MD
  • Ron G. Hess, DO
  • Arthur F. Lee, MD
  • John C. Linz, MD
  • Brent N. Miller, DO
  • Charles D. Miller, MD
  • Suresh Nayak, MD
  • James P. Plettner, MD
  • Robert C. Rhoad, MD
  • Brian Rottinghaus, MD
  • Denver T. Stanfield, MD
  • George T. Shybut, MD
  • F. Clifford Valentin, MD
  • Gordon H. Yun, DPM
  • John P. Zisko, MD

The following Wellington locations will become Mercy Health locations, further expanding patient access to quality rehabilitative and training services located conveniently in Greater Cincinnati’s neighborhoods.

Mercy Health will employ the therapists and athletic trainers at these locations:

  • Anderson Township – 7575 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, ZIP 45230
  • Blue Ash – 4701 Creek Road, Suite 110, Cincinnati, ZIP 45242
  • Eastgate – 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati, ZIP 45245
  • Oxford – 5151 Morning Sun Road, Suite A, Oxford, Ohio 45056
  • Sardinia – 7109 Bachman Road, Sardinia, Ohio 45171
  • West Chester – 8737 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester, Ohio 45069

“Providing top-notch orthopaedic care has long been a Mercy Health hallmark. We have a long history of working together with Wellington, particularly on the East Side of Cincinnati. We appreciate our shared values and patient-centered approach to care,” said Yousuf Ahmad, Mercy Health Market President and CEO.

“Together with Wellington, Mercy Health and will make healthcare easier by ensuring our patients have access to orthopaedic and sports medicine experts in convenient locations close to home or work, throughout our entire network of care,” said Dan Roth, MD, President of Mercy Health Physicians.

“Mercy Health and Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine fit well together since both organizations take an individualized approach to caring for the people of Cincinnati,” said Robert S. Heidt, Jr., MD, Board President for Wellington. “In addition to caring for patients in our offices, we are both advocates for strong community involvement and work together with our local schools, athletic teams and other organizations to help Cincinnati get well and be well.”

To find out more about Mercy Health’s orthopaedic and spine services, please visit To learn more about Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, visit

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