(June 29, 2012) - Memorial Spine, a
center of excellence for spine surgery and the treatment of spine
conditions at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), has
received the UnitedHealth Premium® Surgical Spine Specialty Center
designation for quality care.
UnitedHealthcare developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty
center program to give its members information and access to
hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is
based on detailed information about specialized training, practice
capabilities, and outcomes. It is designed to help members make
informed decisions should they need surgical spine care.
"To receive this designation, our quality and patient outcomes
were carefully scrutinized. UnitedHealthcare also looked at our
breadth and depth of care, staff experience, and emergency care,
all of which met nationally recognized medical standards" said
Raphael Roybal, M.D., physician champion for Memorial Spine and a
surgeon at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates.
"Our technology and highly skilled team have made us a leader in
spine care. We offer the latest minimally invasive surgical
techniques and access to leading-edge clinical trials. This
UnitedHealth Premium designation recognizes our efforts to give our
patients the high-level care they deserve," James Lindley, M.D.,
physician champion for Memorial Spine and a surgeon at the
Neurological Institute of Savannah.
The UnitedHealth Premium Specialty Center designation is based
on proficiencies submitted to UnitedHealthcare and is designed to
help members make informed decisions when they need spinal
UnitedHealthcare provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented
health benefit plans and services. The company organizes access to
quality, affordable healthcare services on behalf of more than 70
million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than
684,125, physicians and care professionals and 5,536 hospitals
nationwide to offer consumers broad, convenient access to
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
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