Here are four hospitals that have expanded spine programs and services in the past month:
The NorthShore Spine Center opened at Skokie (Ill.) Hospital, which offers robotic surgery, motion preservation techniques and other minimally invasive approaches to spine surgery.
Mercy Hospital Arkansas in Rogers opened a 22-bed postoperative unit for patients recovering from spine and orthopedic surgeries.
Reagan Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga., teamed with Dacula, Ga.-based Apex Spine and Neurosurgery to expand access to care.
Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial opened a $27 million radiation oncology center that treats tumors of the spine, head and neck.