Region’s largest ortho group sold the 135,000 s.f. facility; Fairfield Advisors brokered the sale
By John B. Mugford
With pricing for healthcare facilities continuing to rise, physician groups are taking notice.
And while many are starting to look into selling, or “monetizing,” their real estate assets and re-investing the proceeds into their businesses in any number of ways, quite a few are taking the plunge and doing so.
Case in point can be found in Newburgh, outside of Evansville, where the region’s largest orthopedics group, locally based Tri-State Orthopaedics, which has multiple locations in the area, recently sold its flagship facility, the 48-bed, 135,000 square foot St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital at 10388 Warrick Trail.
The price was $88 million, or $652 per square foot (PSF), for the facility with 10 operating rooms and which Tri-State Orthopaedics developed and opened in 2019. It operates the facility in partnership with Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent, whose 376-bed St. Vincent Evansville Hospital is a few miles away. The St. Vincent system is part of the country’s second largest healthcare organization, St. Louis-based Ascension Health, which operates 151 hospitals.
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