Merger of 2 spine practices creates 20-physician entity

Angie Stewart -  

Two South Dakota spine practices merged to form The Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics, according to a December announcement.

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center and Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine merged on Sept. 1. Both are based in Rapid City, S.D.

The combined entity comprises 20 physicians, including five spine surgeons and a neurologist, who perform most of their surgeries at Black Hills Surgical Hospital in Rapid City.

The Spine Center will enable the previously separate practices to "deliver the most advanced, comprehensive head-to-toe orthopedic, back, neck and nerve-related care in Northern Wyoming, Western South Dakota, Western North Dakota and Northwestern Nebraska," said Kyle Wiese, CEO of Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center.

The merger also combined ProMotion Physical Therapy with Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Physical Therapy, both in Rapid City.

The merger comes not long after Gillette-based Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming's acquisition and opening of an outpatient surgery center in Gillette: Black Hills Surgery Center of Wyoming.

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