Thursday, January 26, 2012

CoxHealth recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals for neurosurgery, spinal surgery

CoxHealth has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s “101 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs.” The list recognizes some of the most outstanding hospitals for neurosurgery and spinal surgery care in the United States, including Johns Hopkins, Yale New Haven, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Stanford, Cedars Sinai and Barnes-Jewish.

Hospitals on this list are selected by the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team based on nominations, quality care data, clinical accolades and contributions to the field of neurosurgery and spine care.

“It is gratifying to be recognized alongside of some of the best institutions in the world. We are deeply committed to providing world class care in southwest Missouri, and we intend to be second to none. This recognition is a reflection of years of hard work and devotion by our staff and the surgeons at Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute,” says Steve Edwards, CoxHealth President and CEO.

CoxHealth purchased SNSI in December 2010. SNSI is the largest group of neurosurgeons in the state of Missouri.

To learn more about the “101 Hospitals with Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs,” list, visit

CoxHealth is Springfield’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and distinguished as one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems (2006-2012).

Becker’s Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Each issue reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.