Mission Health and Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center Announce Partnership

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2012) - Mission Health is pleased to announce its partnership with Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center. With six locations, Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center has been providing specialized treatment of spinal and neurological disorders to the western North Carolina community for over 30 years.

Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center is dedicated to providing the most technologically advanced spinal and neurosurgical services to its patients. With a staff of 19 clinicians, the practice employs a broad array of expertise in patient care. Its comprehensive offering of services includes the treatment and rehabilitation of spinal, cranial, peripheral nerve and pediatric disorders. With on-site MRI and physical therapy services, their multidisciplinary spine specialists provide a thorough examination of each patient's unique case. If surgery is required, their highly-trained spine specialists offer the most minimally invasive options available.

We are pleased to establish this partnership with Mission Health, said James J. Hoski, MD, Managing Partner of Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center. We remain deeply committed to serving the community of western North Carolina. We have been working collaboratively with Mission Health for many years and feel that this new and innovative partnership will enhance neurological care in western North Carolina.

Access to world-class neurosurgeons is at the essence of our trauma, neurology and oncology programs, said Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health. In conjunction with the superb orthopedic spine surgeons and other excellent clinicians, our partnership with Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center will support our goal of keeping our patients close to home, receiving state-of-the-art care all in support of our BIG(GER) Aim: to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.

Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center will continue to see patients at its current office. For more information about Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center, visit www.csandnc.com.