Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. New Southeastern Spine Institute moves closer to completion

    The new Southeastern Spine Institute facility in Mount Pleasant, S.C., is almost ready for operational use, according to Novus Architects, a firm working on the project. By Angie Stewart -
  2. 425-provider surgical group in Washington signs tech agreement — 3 insights

    Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons signed a contract to use Andor Health's mobile care team collaboration platform, ThinkAndor, according to a March 3 announcement. By Angie Stewart -
  3. California neuroscience institute opens lab focusing on spine, neuro surgical skills

    Santa Monica, Calif.-based Pacific Neuroscience Institute recently partnered with John Wayne Cancer Institute to open a neuroanatomy and surgical skills laboratory. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Neurosurgeon's journal offers insight into mindset amid patient opioid deaths

    Federal prosecutors presented segments of a private journal that punched holes in the defense of a California neurosurgeon who faces 60 years to life in prison for allegedly causing four patient deaths by overprescribing opioids, reports The Press Democrat. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Joshua Lim joins Baltimore hospital

    The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore recently hired neurosurgeon Joshua Lim, MD, reports The Daily Record. By Alan Condon -
  3. AO, Icotec developing non-metallic spinal stabilization system — 3 insights

    The AO Foundation and Icotec are developing a spinal stabilization system using Icotect's carbon/PEEK composite implant material. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Oak Orthopedics joins Illinois Bone & Joint Institute: 3 details

    Bradley, Ill.-based Oak Orthopedics joined Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute as of March 2. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Florida orthopedic practices combine, become 150-provider supergroup: 5 things to know

    Two large orthopedic practices in Florida have merged into a supergroup, becoming the biggest orthopedic group in Florida. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Kevin Lobo's 8+ years as Stryker CEO: Leading 20+ acquisitions, boosting robotics & more

    In 2012, 18 months after Kevin Lobo joined Stryker as group president of orthopedics, the company appointed him as CEO. By Alan Condon -
  3. Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center joins preferred provider network

    Atlanta-based Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center joined the SelectOne Network of Preferred Providers, according to Michelle Wilds, SelectOne's director of network development and client relations. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Banner Health building medical offices with multispecialty focus

    Phoenix-based Banner Health is developing a new medical office facility in Glendale, Ariz., spanning 127,243 square feet, Connect Phoenix reports. By Eric Oliver -
  1. How Penn Medicine's spine access center is streamlining patient referrals through its EMR system

    In 2018, with increasing and burdensome workloads for referring and primary care providers, the neuroscience service line at Penn Medicine sought a more unified approach to treating patients with spine needs. By Alan Condon -
  2. Top 10 Spine Review articles: February

    Here are the 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review in February: By Alan Condon -
  3. Aetna illegally refused to pay $75,200 for emergency spine procedure, practice alleges

    San Jose Neurospine is battling Aetna Health California in court, alleging that the insurer illegally refused to pay for emergency medical services performed by spine surgeon Adebukola Onibokun, MD, the practice's owner. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Former Cleveland Clinic orthopedic surgeon joins Sintx Technologies' board of directors

    Biomaterial company Sintx Technologies' appointed orthopedic surgeon Mark Froimson, MD, to its board of directors on March 2. By Alan Condon -
  5. Stryker appoints former DePuy, Johnson & Johnson executive as VP of investor relations

    Preston Wells, vice president of financial planning and analysis at Stryker, will assume the role of vice president of investor relations, effective June 1. By Alan Condon -
  6. Virginia clinic to expands spine, neurosurgery care

    Winchester, Va.-based Valley Health is opening a 40,000-square-foot facility in Spring Mills, Va., April 6, reports The Journal. By Alan Condon -
  7. Mercy Health to open Kentucky neurosurgery practice

    Mercy Health is partnering with Chicago-based VillageMD and Murray, Ky.-based Primary Medical Center to open a neurosurgery practice in Murray, reports The Paducah Sun. By Alan Condon -
  8. 14-physician Illinois orthopedic group expands spine services

    Swastik Sinha, MD, of The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois will begin seeing patients March 5 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, Ill., reports The Southern Illinoisan. By Alan Condon -
  9. Drs. Wilson Asfora, Jeffrey Wang & more: 13 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are 13 spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -

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