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  1. Why Dr. Christine Hammer joined CHI Franciscan and changes she'd like to see in spine 

    Christine Hammer, MD, will join Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health when she completes her spine fellowship at Atlanta-based Emory University School of Medicine this month. By Alan Condon -
  2. Sanford Health to stop use of neurosurgeon's devices while federal investigation ongoing

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health will halt the use of medical devices sold by a company owned by one of its neurosurgeons while a federal investigation into their use is ongoing, reports Argus Leader. By Alan Condon -
  3. Adding ancillary services at spine practices — 2 surgeons discuss

    Two spine surgeons weigh in on the importance of ancillary services and the ones their practices offer. By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. How Barton Health's orthopedic center improves care coordination, population health

    South Lake Tahoe, Calif.-based Barton Health opened the 26,000-square-foot Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness in 2018 with the goal of providing multifaceted, proactive care, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. By Angie Stewart -
  2. 6 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are six orthopedic surgeons making the news. By Alan Condon -
  3. Product launches, fundraising & more: 10 device company notes

    Here are 10 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Shelly Timmons becomes head of neurosurgery at IU Health

    Indianapolis-based IU Health appointed Shelly Timmons, MD, PhD, to lead the department of neurosurgery, reports Inside Indiana Business. By Alan Condon -

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  1. 2 Pennsylvania health systems collaborate to enhance orthopedic care

    Wayne, Pa.-based Penn Orthopaedics of Penn Medicine in Philadelphia and Sellersville, Pa.-based Grand View Health are collaborating to improve access to orthopedic care in Bucks and Montgomery counties, reports Philly Voice.  By Alan Condon -
  2. Philadelphia neurosurgeon Dr. Bruce Northrup dies

    Neurosurgeon and former professor of neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia Bruce Northrup, MD, died July 13, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. John Sampson joins medical advisory board of Oncotelic

    Oncotelic, a subsidiary of Mateon Therapeutics, appointed John Sampson, MD, PhD, to its medical advisory board. By Alan Condon -
  4. 2 hospitals expanding spine programs

    Here are two hospitals expanding spine and neurosurgeon programs. By Alan Condon -
  1. Anderson Healthcare to expand with new hospital providing spine, orthopedic services

    Maryvville, Ill.-based Anderson Healthcare plans to expand with a new hospital in Edwardsville, Ill., providing care for spine and orthopedic conditions, reports The Telegraph. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan: Robotics in spine, patient considerations for outpatient surgery & more

    Ashutosh Pradhan, MD, is a neurosurgeon with St. Louis-based Ascension Medical Group and practicing at St. Vincent's Brain & Spine Institute in Jacksonville, Fla.  By Alan Condon -
  3. AAOS will be 'closely evaluating' how Trump's executive order affects orthopedics

    In late June, President Donald Trump issued an executive order intended to lower costs and help patients make informed decisions by increasing price transparency in healthcare. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Humana expands total joint, spinal fusion bundles to 15 practices

    Fifteen new orthopedic and spine practices are joining Humana's spinal fusion or total joint replacement bundled payment arrangement. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Meet the head neurosurgeon for Elon Musk's Neuralink, Dr. Matthew MacDougall

    Tesla founder Elon Musk hired Matthew MacDougall, MD, a practicing neurosurgeon, to participate in a new project to develop a brain-computer interface technology and advance treatment for brain disorders, according to the Wall Street Journal. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Dr. William Richardson: The evolution of spine care technology and Duke's new spine department strategy

    William Richardson, MD, is a spine surgeon with Duke Spine Center in Durham, N.C. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. How the spine field is evolving with price transparency, robotics and value-based care — key thoughts from Dr. Peter Passias

    Peter Passias, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon with NYU Langone Health in New York City. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 4 spine, neurosurgeons on the best initiatives undertaken in their practices

    Four spine and neurosurgeons describe initiatives implemented in their organizations and why they are most proud of them. By Alan Condon -
  9. Ohio hospital expands orthopedic and sports medicine services

    Fairfield (Ohio) Hospital, as part of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, is set to open its renovated Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapy center at the end of the month, reports Cincinnati Business Courier. By Alan Condon -

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