Anna Jaques Hospital adds another level of surgical care

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (May 2012) – Through the recent addition of the Spine Center at Anna Jaques Hospital, residents of the greater Newburyport area no longer need to travel elsewhere for advanced surgical spine care. The board-certified and fellowship-trained spine experts of Sports Medicine North, Richard M. Ozuna, M.D., and Jeremy M. Shore, M.D., will surgically treat a wide range of neck and spine conditions at the newly added and comprehensive Spine Center.

The Spine Center, located on the Anna Jaques Hospital campus, is primarily used for surgical treatments. This state-of-the-art spine facility offers the latest for surgical procedures, including minimally invasive spine procedures. Nonsurgical spine and neck treatments will continue to be performed by spine specialists at Sports Medicine North’s Newburyport location, 1 Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way, Suite #3001 and at Anna Jaques Hospital.

“Using the new spine care center at Anna Jaques Hospital, we are thrilled to be able to bring more specialized, comprehensive care to Newburyport area residents," says Dr. Shore, a Sports Medicine North spine specialist.

Anna Jaques Hospital Chief Executive Officer Delia O’Connor adds, “The addition of the Spine Center at Anna Jaques Hospital is part of the hospital's long-term plan to provide even more resources and services within our community in one convenient location.”

Drs. Ozuna and Shore are highly regarded and skilled spine experts. As the current director of the Spine Center at Sports Medicine North, Dr. Ozuna has extensive experience in advanced surgical techniques of the spine, including minimally invasive micro-surgery and complex spinal reconstruction procedures. Dr. Shore, current clinical instructor at Tufts University Department of Orthopedics, also has advanced training in minimally invasive and complex spinal procedures in addition to receiving advanced spine surgery training in Boston.

For more information regarding the Spine Center at Anna Jaques Hospital, please call (978) 997-1500.

Since 1985, Sports Medicine North and its 18 highly trained physicians have provided advanced specialty care to the residents of North Shore. The physicians of Sports Medicine North are committed to offering the most comprehensive bone, joint and muscle care for the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand, hip and knee, foot and ankle as well as sports medicine, pain management, total joint care, orthopedic trauma and occupational health. Additionally, the specialists of Sports Medicine North are the proud official team physicians for the Boston Lobsters, Endicott College, Gordon College and numerous area high schools.