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September_October_2018 Issue of Becker's Spine

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September/October 2018 l Vol. 2018 No. 5 Inside the issue: Dr. Christopher Shaf- frey leaves U of Virginia School of Medicine for Duke p.9 Top 10 neurological surgery residency pro- grams — UCSF No. 1 p. 10 Stryker reports $3.3B in Q2 sales: 6 things to know p. 30 J&J opens 3rd institute in China as Trump threatens new tariffs: 5 insights p. 20 Medtronic forms strategic partnership with Twin Cities Orthopedics spinoff: 3 takeaways p. 28 Monterey Spine & Joint performs 600th bundled payment surgery: 5 highlights p. 44 Florida spine surgeon sentenced to life in prison after woman's drug over- dose: 5 key notes p. 6 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW Top 25 hospitals for neurology & neurosurgery: U.S. News & World Report Being a leader in the spine and neurosurgery space requires break- throughs, innovation and an eagerness to take on challenging cases. U.S. News & World Report compared 1,236 hospitals to determine its Best Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery 2018-19 list. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic earned the top spot as the No. 1 hospital in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery, fol- lowed by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital and UC San Francisco Medical Center. 8 spine surgeon predictions on the healthcare market: consumerism, reimbursement, big data & more Neurosurgeon compensation hits $662K on average: 15 statistics Comparing salaries between specialties, neurosurgeons annually earn higher wages than thoracic, orthopedic, vascular and plastic surgeons. Amazon enters the spine market, now sells screw removal kit online The threat of Amazon entering the healthcare space has sparked many device manufacturers to change. One spine-focused device manufacturer decided to team up with the online retail giant to remain ahead of the curve. See the full story on page 10. See the full story on page 18. See the full story on page 6. Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting April 1-4, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Chicago Keynotes from George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Katie Couric Call 1.800.417.2035 or email registration@beckershealthcare.com, sbecker@beckershealthcare.com or jcole@beckershealthcare.com REGISTER TODAY 50+ ARTICLES INSIDE INSIDE THE ISSUE 300+ Hospital and Health System Executives Speaking

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