Friday, October 31, 2014

CoxHealth only Springfield hospital named for Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital Review has named CoxHealth to its list of “100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.”

“There is no better place to be a patient or a physician than CoxHealth,” says Chad Morgan, MD, Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute.

CoxHealth is the only Springfield hospital system named to the exclusive list that recognizes hospitals and systems that offer “remarkable spine and neurosurgical care” as based on clinical accolades and recognition from various health care groups and agencies.

“This is a tremendous honor for CoxHealth and a tribute to its physicians, nurses, and staff in the neurosciences,” says Brian Williams, CoxHealth VP, Business Development, Neurosciences. “If you look at this list, we are recognized among many of the most elite health systems in the nation.”

The hospitals and systems on this list have been recognized for excellence in the specialties by U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareChex and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The neuroscience team at CoxHealth features the largest private practice group of neurosurgeons in Missouri and northern Arkansas. A comprehensive team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and neuro-radiologists treat a variety of diseases and disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders, brain and spine disorders and stroke.

CoxHealth is ranked as one of the best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, recognized in three specialty areas including Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is among CareChex’s top 100 hospitals for neurological care and top 50 hospitals for neurosurgery in 2014. It is also a Blue Distinction Center+ for spine care. Additionally, CoxHealth has received Healthgrades’ Excellence in Stroke Care and Spine Surgery Excellence Awards.