Hoag, Kaiser, MemorialCare, UCI Medical Center Named Exceptional Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

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Becker's Healthcare, a media platform for the industry, has named the following Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle sponsors to the 2019 edition of its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with exceptional neurosurgery and spine programs.

Hoag Health Network: Hoag Health Network offers numerous spine programs, including care at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. In 2018, the institute reported 3,246 hospital spine procedures, as well as 180 ambulatory procedures. Hoag has two acute care hospitals, 11 urgent care centers and eight health centers it staffs with a team of more than 1,700 physicians and 6,000 employees. U.S. News & World Report ranked Hoag Hospital among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery in 2019-20.

Kaiser Permanente: Kaiser Permanente's neurologists and neurosurgeons perform hundreds of complex procedures each year in one of the nation's busiest neurosurgical centers. The health system's 70-year history gives it a leg up in educating the next generation of specialists through neurology and neurosurgery residency programs, as well as a neuroanesthesia fellowship program. Kaiser's Los Angeles Medical Center houses the health system's comprehensive spine surgery department as well as a radiosurgery program dating back to 1989.

MemorialCare: Spine care at MemorialCare is offered by a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and nonoperative specialists. Patients seeking care have the option of going to one of three California-based locations, in Long Beach, Laguna Hills or Fountain Valley. Two MemorialCare hospitals are ranked high performing in adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. The Spine Center at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center recently acquired robotic navigation technology to enhance precision in spine surgery.

UCI Health: UCI Health is the only academic health system in Orange County, Calif., and UCI Medical Center's neurosurgery department was recognized as high performing by U.S. News & World Report in 2019-20. The department of neurological surgery includes Orange County's first comprehensive stroke center, granted certification by The Joint Commission, as well as active research in neuro-oncology and spinal cord injury. The department frequently collaborates with other research organizations, such as UC Irvine's Reeve-Irvine Research Center, which is working to find new treatments for spinal cord injury.

The organizations featured on the list have extensive neurosurgery and spine programs, providing treatment and cutting edge research into brain and spine disorders. Many hospitals and health systems featured have earned top honors for medical excellence, outcomes, and patient experience in their spine and brain surgery departments.

To develop this list, the Becker's Healthcare editorial team examined national rankings and awards for neurosurgery and spine care. The editorial team examined U.S. News & World Report national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery, CareChex national and regional rankings for neurological care, and Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery designation to develop this list.

View the full list here.

For information on how to become a part of the elite Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle group, contact Jessica Welch.

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