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November/December 2018 l Vol. 2018 No. 6 Inside the issue: Stryker acquires K2M for $1.4B, a 27% premium: 5 things to know p. 19 Johnson & Johnson sub- sidiary acquires Emerging Implant Technologies to expand spine implants portfolio: 5 insights p. 20 Medtronic executive to become NuVasive CEO: 5 things to know p. 19 Rothman Orthopaedic Institute adds 5 New York-based surgeons to newly opened New Jersey location: 5 things to know p. 32 Former neurosurgery resident files $50M lawsuit against Missouri medical school: 7 things to know p. 8 Jury finds Colorado hospital overcharged patient for $300K spinal fusion: 5 things to know p. 10 Apple is hiring for health business p. 37 BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW Where to invest in your spine business + big challenges for 2019 Rapid change in the healthcare industry is requiring spine surgeons to examine their practices and decide where to in- vest limited resources in the future. In a series of interviews, five spine surgeons discuss the key trends driving their deci- sion-making over the next two to three years and outline the big challenges they expect over the next year. They also discuss technology trends and the best opportuni- ties for practice growth. Medtronic adds to spine business with $1.64B acquisition of Mazor: 6 things to know Neurosurgeon sues Wyoming hospital, alleging employment agreement violations: 6 things to know A neurosurgeon who practiced for sever- al years in Casper, Wyo., sued Wyoming Medical Center after it acquired Mountain View Regional Hospital and terminated her employment agreement. Biologics in spine surgery holds great promise — Dr. Choll Kim shares insight into new field Choll Kim, MD, PhD, spine surgeon at the Spine Institute of San Diego, discusses the use of biologics and regenerative medi- cine in spine surgery. See the full story on page 23. See the full story on page 9. See the full story on page 6. Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting June 13-15, 2019 | Swissotel Chicago Keynotes from George Foreman, Bob Woodward, and Sarah Kliff Call 1.800.417.2035 or email, or REGISTER TODAY 230 + speakers, includ- ing 140 + spine and orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians 1 7 th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference 40+ ARTICLES INSIDE INSIDE THE ISSUE

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