Here are six things to know:
1. Mayfield surgeons chose to opt out of the 35-year relationship going forward to expand their reach to more hospital systems in the area.
2. The practice's surgeons will still treat patients at UC Health locations.
3. The UC College of Medicine, however, will move its neurosurgery department in-house. This reflects a significant shift, as Mayfield surgeons have served as the neurosurgery department's chair and clinical faculty since 1984.
4. The medical school plans to hire five to eight additional neurosurgeons and will select a new neurosurgery department chair in spring 2017.
5. An independent practice, Mayfield has actively created relationships with many hospital systems. The group entered a clinical partnership with Mercy Health-Cincinnati in 2016, and established a partnership with Cincinnati-based TriHealth in 2014.
6. Mayfield encompasses 23 physicians who treat approximately 20,000 patients each year.
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