U.Va. Neurosurgery, Spine Programs Receive National Award

November 05, 2014

Becker’s Hospital Review has honored the University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery and the Spine Center at the U.Va. Medical Center on its 2014 list of 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs.

The programs named to the list “offer remarkable spine and neurosurgical care as based on clinical accolades and recognition from various health care groups and agencies,” according to Becker’s.

In recognizing U.Va.’s spine and neurosurgery programs, the national health care publication noted that more than 1,500 spine procedures are performed each year and that U.Va. offers a wide array of services in neurosciences. Becker’s also highlighted the work of Dr. John A. Jane Sr., who was honored earlier this year with a Governor’s Award for Career Achievement.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for both the quality of our care and the comprehensive services our team provides,” said Dr. Mark Shaffrey, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery.

“This award is a tribute to the hard work of our multidisciplinary team, which provides everything from non-operative care to complex spinal surgery,” said orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Frank Shen, who co-directs the U.Va. Spine Center with neurosurgeon Dr. Justin Smith.


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