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  1. Drs. Rick Placide, Jason Cuellar & more: 7 spine surgeons making the news

    Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons making headlines this week:
  2. 17 orthopedic surgeons on the move this week

    Here are 17 orthopedic surgeons who joined or opened new practices this week:
  3. Dr. Ayman Daouk sues Orlando Health for $800K after dropping federal case

    Orthopedic surgeon Ayman Daouk, MD, is once again suing Orlando (Fla.) Health — this time for $800,000, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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  1. McLaren injects $150M more into campus with planned 262-bed orthopedic hospital

    Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care is injecting an additional $150 million into a health campus that will feature an orthopedic hospital in Lansing, Mich., the Lansing State Journal reports.
  2. 22-physician group to begin practicing at Pennsylvania hospital

    State College, Pa.-based University Orthopedics Center is expanding services at Conemaugh East Hills Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, NBC affiliate WJAC reports.
  3. Dr. David Prior joins South Carolina medical center

    Spine surgeon David Prior, MD, has joined the staff of Hartsville, S.C.-based Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, local news outlet SCNOW reports.
  4. FDA highlights importance of patient trial period with spinal cord stimulator

    The FDA has sent a letter to healthcare providers to remind them of the importance of a trial stimulation period for patients to confirm adequate pain relief before implanting a spinal cord stimulator, Medscape reported Sept. 3.

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  1. HonorHealth to open Phoenix medical center with spine, orthopedic surgery

    Phoenix-based HonorHealth will open Sonoran Crossing Medical Center in the city in mid-September, AZ Big Media reports.
  2. Stryker proposes divesting total ankle, finger joint product — 4 details

    Stryker proposed divesting certain assets in connection to its planned acquisition of Wright Medical, which is under review by the Federal Trade Commission, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  3. CTL Amedica gets FDA nod for lumbar cage, plans Q4 launch

    Spinal implant manufacturer CTL Amedica has received FDA clearance for its Mondrian lumbar interbody fusion cage, according to a Sept. 2 news release.
  4. Orlando Health plans groundbreaking for $250M orthopedic hospital

    Groundbreaking for Orlando (Fla.) Health Jewett Orthopedic Hospital is set for November, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
  1. UPMC welcomes Dr. Fadi Sweiss

    Neurosurgeon Fadi Sweiss, MD, has joined the surgical team at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, reported Sept. 2.
  2. Resurgens Orthopaedics adds 3 physicians, breaks ground on surgery center

    Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics has hired Richard Boe, MD, Jason Brustein, DO, and Jack Pines, MD, according to a Sept. 3 news release.
  3. Sports medicine in the NBA's bubble — 3 insights from Dr. Sara Gould

    Sports medicine physician Sara Gould, MD, has been working inside the NBA's bubble at Walt Disney World since July 12.
  4. South Carolina spine group opens 2nd office, adds 7th physician

    The Florence (S.C.) Neurosurgery and Spine Center is opening a second office in the city Sept. 14, according to SCNOW.
  5. 'It is just a gut punch': Expired contract disrupts neurosurgical care at California hospital; 23 APPs terminated

    Neurosurgeons at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., are unable to take on new patients after a contract between Community Medical Centers and Central California Faculty Medical Group in Fresno expired Sept. 1, The San Joaquin Valley Sun reports.
  6. How PROMs help deliver the 'highest-success' surgeries in spine — 5 surgeon insights

    Five spine surgeons discuss patient-reported outcome measures in spine and how they have influenced their practice.
  7. Drs. Darren Friedman, Errol Bailey & more: 15 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Fifteen orthopedic surgeons making the news this week:
  8. 307 hospitals, ASCs designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Spine Surgery, by state

    Blue Distinction Centers+ for Spine Surgery are hospitals and ASCs recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield for demonstrating safe, cost-effective and efficient care.
  9. Medtronic unveils restructuring plan that could create $450-$475M in yearly savings — 7 details

    Medtronic is embarking on a restructuring plan expected to create annual savings of $450 million to $475 million by fiscal year 2023, according to a Sept. 1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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