CoxHealth buys large neurosurgery group

Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 11:39 a.m. CST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — CoxHealth of Springfield says it will buy the largest private practice neurosurgery group in Missouri as it considers building a new neuroscience institute.

The health system would not say how much it will pay for the clinic and assets of Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute. When the agreement takes effect Jan. 1, the institute's 80 employees will work for CoxHealth.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the neurosurgery group has 12 doctors, nine of whom are neurosurgeons. The doctors treat brain, spinal and nerve disorders such as brain tumors and herniated discs.

Robert Bezanson, president and CEO of CoxHealth, says no timetable has been set for building a neuroscience center. He says CoxHealth wants to build a center that will have a national reputation.


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