Bon Secours has signed an agreement to acquire Tuckahoe Orthopaedics, one of the oldest private orthopedic practices in the central Virginia area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tuckahoe Orthopaedics is a highly-respected, local orthopedic practice that has provided quality care in Richmond for more than 40 years. Tuckahoe Orthopaedics is not only known for its quality of care, but also for its fellowship-trained physicians, deep orthopedic experience and specialization in pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, joint replacement, spine, arthroscopy and sports medicine. The practice has been affiliated with Bon Secours for many years, with its physicians performing surgeries and having office space in Richmond area Bon Secours hospitals.

“Tuckahoe Orthopaedics joining Bon Secours represents a natural progression of our affiliated partnership and provides patients with greater access to a network of health care providers and services, including MRI, primary care, orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, home health and outpatient rehabilitation, along with the latest technology for spine and joint procedures,” said Faraaz Yousuf, market president, Bon Secours Richmond. "We're pleased they are joining Bon Secours and we look forward to the enhanced benefits and accessibility this brings to the thousands of patients who trust us with their orthopedic care.”

The acquisition brings multiple benefits to area patients and consumers, including easier sharing of electronic medical records, coordinated care of patients and increased efficiency, as well as enhanced continuity of care. Patients will be able to access comprehensive electronic medical records, schedule appointments, request refills of prescriptions and view laboratory and other test results through Bon Secours MyChart. 

 “This acquisition will allow Tuckahoe Orthopaedics to continue to provide the highest quality orthopedic care to our patients with the many resources and efficiencies available to us through the backing of the region’s premier community health system," said Jed Vanichkachorn, M.D., president, Tuckahoe Orthopaedics. “Our patients can not only expect the same level of quality care they’ve experienced in the past, but also enhanced care that leverages all of Bon Secours’ resources.”

Tuckahoe Orthopaedics’ long history of community and mission involvement has many points of alignment with Bon Secours’ faith-based, nonprofit ministry. Physicians with Tuckahoe Orthopaedics participate in mission trips, work closely with local organizations and programs to provide assistance for under or uninsured patients and are active in nonprofit and professional organization programs around the area.

"Tuckahoe Orthopaedics is a great strategic fit for Bon Secours. Working together, we're expanding our provider network and establishing our organization as the distinguished provider of orthopedic care in the greater Richmond region,” continued Yousuf.

The closing of the acquisition is expected to take place in October 2021.