Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ChoiceSpine appoints 1st CFO

    Spinal implant manufacturer ChoiceSpine recently onboarded Andy Broyles as its first chief financial officer, Knox News reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery discharging final COVID-19 patients, initiating 'enterprise-wide antibody testing'

    After almost seven weeks since effectively ceasing all nonessential surgeries, Hospital for Special Surgery is making a gradual return to performing urgent procedures.   By Alan Condon -
  3. 3 spine surgeons receiving honors — April

    Here are three spine surgeons who received honors, awards or promotions in April: By Alan Condon -
  1. Dr. Choll Kim: Changes in spine that will stay after pandemic restrictions are lifted

    The need for physicians to rely on telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked the idea of creating a virtual center of excellence for spine surgeons around the globe. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Top 10 Spine Review articles: May 4-8

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between May 4 and May 8: By Alan Condon -
  3. 37 centers resuming orthopedic elective surgeries

    Orthopedic practices are resuming elective surgeries with heightened safety protocols to protect patients and staff from COVID-19. By Eric Oliver, Angie Stewart and Alan Condon -
  4. Scoliosis Research Society appoints executive director; Tressa Goulding retires after 26 years

    Ashtin Neuschaefer on May 4 was appointed executive director of the Scoliosis Research Society, following in the footsteps of Tressa Goulding, who served in the role for 26 years. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Physician practice finances were largely stable or improving before pandemic — 6 insights

    For most physicians, practice finances were either stable or improved in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the "91st Annual Medical Economics Physician Report." By Angie Stewart -
  2. 'We are an essential business' — Wisconsin orthopedic group restarts surgeries

    The physicians at Brookfield, Wis.-based Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are resuming orthopedic surgery and in-office care, the practice announced the first week of May. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Cleveland Clinic opens all clinical locations in Ohio, Florida

    Cleveland Clinic is resuming outpatient surgeries, procedures and appointments paused during the COVID-19 pandemic at its clinics in Ohio and Florida, reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Envision parent KKR sets sights on new transactions: 5 things to know

    Deal-making is on the horizon for KKR, the parent company of Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare, according to Bloomberg. By Angie Stewart -
  1. Baptist Health Lexington building $1B outpatient surgical, medical campus

    Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) plans to build a $1 billion outpatient surgery and medical campus in Hamburg, Ky., for which it will receive up to $12.7 million in tax breaks over 20 years, the Lexington Herald Leader reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Drs. Charles Branch, Bikash Bose & more: 8 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are eight spine surgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -
  3. Florida hospital partners with Kentucky system in $35M facility for spinal cord injury, stroke

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital on May 7 partnered with Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare to develop a $35 million rehab facility for spinal cord injury and other neurologic conditions, Tampa Business Journal reports. By Alan Condon -
  4. New Mexico orthopedic practice closes 

    Las Cruces (N.M.) Orthopaedic Associates will shut down permanently May 11 as a result of "unforeseen circumstances" potentially tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, the practice announced May 4.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Will COVID-19 push more spine surgeries toward ASCs? 5 surgeons discuss

    Spine and orthopedic surgeries have been gradually moving away from the hospital setting toward ASCs well before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  6. Dr. Troy Lowell: Added safety & improved telemedicine will be 'new normal' in spine care

    The Orthopaedic Institute in Gainesville, Fla., began performing elective surgeries again on May 4, with added protocols to ensure the safety of its patients and staff. By Alan Condon -
  7. NuVasive Q1 net income down 43.6%, but 'April may be the worst of it': 6 insights from CEO Chris Barry

    In NuVasive's first quarter earnings call on May 6, CEO Chris Barry expanded on the company's financial standing and discussed how the company is monitoring the return to elective spinal surgeries at U.S. hospitals, as transcribed by The Motley Fool. By Alan Condon -
  8. Dr. Bikash Bose recognized as a top physician in Philadelphia Magazine

    Neurosurgeon Bikash Bose, MD, was recently recognized as one of Philadelphia Magazine's 2020 Top Doctors, according to The Dialog. By Alan Condon -
  9. Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery earns AAOE 'Practice of the Year' award

    Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery in Vail, Colo., on May 4 was named the 2020 American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives "Practice of the Year," Vail Daily reports. By Alan Condon -

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