Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute partnered with the Thomas Jefferson University neurosurgery department and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia to open a new spine center of excellence that hosted its first procedure last week, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report.
Alexander Vaccaro, MD, president of Rothman Institute, performed the first spine procedure at the hospital, which is located on a floor of the Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. The hospital is currently focused on serving patients on the east coast, but hopes to treat patients from around the world and is designed to offer a "Ritz Carlton- and Disney-like experience" according to the report.
The hospital includes:
• Personal nurse navigators for patients and families
• A concierge service to book hotels for traveling patients and their families
• Schedule outings for patients and families during their stay
• Robotic surgical technology
Surgeons will focus on minimally invasive and outpatient spine procedures when possible and deliver care "at an affordable cost." The hospital will accept major insurances and won't require out-of-network charges.
The hospital will launch a brand name for marketing regionally, nationally and internationally next year.