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Tri-City Medical Center Named One of Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery in 2021

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Hospital recognized for superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion

Oceanside CATri-City Medical Center announces it has been named an America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, an objective organization providing trusted information regarding healthcare providers. The award recognizes Tri-City Medical Center for delivering superior patient outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 2017 through 2019.
“When we began the robotic spine program at Tri-City nine years ago we were among the first four hospitals in the US to do so because we knew it would improve outcomes for our patients,” said Dr. Neville Alleyne, an Orthopedic Surgeon at Tri-City and the founder of the robotic surgery program. “Overall, this revolutionary technology has made it safer in performing complex spinal procedures and I applaud Tri-City for embracing this cutting edge surgical approach.”
Tri-City Medical Center is one of the few hospitals nationwide performing robotic spine surgeries using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ robotic surgery system. Mazor Robotics Renaissance is a specially designed surgical guidance system that allows surgeons to perform safer and more accurate spine surgeries while immediately verifying the placement of implants, significantly diminishing the need for follow-up procedures. For patients, this means better clinical outcomes with less pain, fewer complications and shorter recovery time.
“Tri-City Medical Center is a leader in adopting advanced surgical technologies to improve clinical outcomes and deliver the best possible patient experiences,” said Steve Dietlin, CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “We continue to invest in coupling innovative technologies with the nation’s leading physicians, in alignment with our mission to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. We’re proud to have our outstanding outcomes acknowledged, but even more grateful to deliver world-class care to the community.”
This award continues a long series of care and patient outcome acknowledgments for the medical center. Earlier this month, San Diego Magazine named eight Tri-City Medical Center physicians in their annual list of Top Doctors in San Diego including Erik Stark, M.D., Sports Medicine; Donald Ponec, M.D., Radiology; Jason Phillips, M.D., Urology; Hussna Wakily, M.D., Surgery; Javaid Shad, M.D., Gastroenterology; Katayaun Toosie, M.D., Surgery; Richard Liu, M.D., Otolaryngology; and Michael Shim, M.D., Gastroenterology.
In September, Tri-City Medical Center also celebrated eight awards and certifications from the American Heart and Stroke Association (AHA), which included being the only medical center in San Diego County to receive Gold Plus in both heart failure and stroke care. Tri-City earned more honors than any other hospital in the region. More than 2,500 hospitals participate in AHA’s Get With The Guidelines initiative, which ensures the best possible care for heart and stroke patients.
A complete list of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ recipients can be found here.
For more information on Tri-City Medical Center’s national certifications and awards, visit www.tricitymed.org/about-us/accreditation-awards. To learn about Tri-City Medical Center’s surgical services visit https://www.tricitymed.org/medical-services/surgical-services/.


About Tri-City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center has served our community for nearly 60 years and is one of the largest employers in North San Diego County. As a full-service acute care hospital with three primary care clinics and over 500 physicians practicing in over 60 specialties, Tri-City is vital to the well-being of our community and serves as a healthcare safety net for many of our citizens. The hospital has received a Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission, showcasing a commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community.
Tri-City Medical Center prides itself on being the home to leading orthopedic, spine and cardiovascular health services while also specializing in world-class women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. Tri-City’s Emergency Department is there for your loved ones in their time of need and is highly regarded for our heart attack and stroke treatment programs. When minutes matter Tri-City is your source for quality compassionate care close to home. The hospital operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County. Tri-City partners with over 50 local non-profit and community organizations as part of our COASTAL Commitment initiative. Together we are helping tackle some of our communities’ pressing health and social needs.
For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit tricitymed.org.

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Tri-City Medical Center Named One of Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery in 2021