INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - Franciscan Health and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine will soon offer a greatly expanded range of inpatient and ER brain and spine care at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.
The collaboration, effective September 1, 2020, combines the highly respected, long-time clinical and quality outcomes expertise of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine and the robust resources and dedication to quality of Franciscan Health and the Franciscan Physician Network, benefitting patients in the Midwest and beyond.
"We are excited to work with nationally recognized neurosurgery leaders, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, to offer new and expanded care to the patients we are privileged to serve," said James Callaghan, MD, President and CEO of Franciscan Health Central Indiana. "This enables both organizations to provide more complex spine and cranial procedures and care, including the treatment of brain cancer, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis."
"Our work with Franciscan Health allows us to offer a more comprehensive range of neurosurgical, stroke and pain management subspecialties to more patients in south-central and central Indiana," said Derek Cantrell, executive director for Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. "The missions of both organizations are highly complementary, and we appreciate the long-standing dedication to quality care that Franciscan Health has offered for more than 100 years throughout central Indiana.
Among the new alignments:
Karsten Fryburg, MD, and Daniel Spomar, MD, of Franciscan Physician Network Neuroscience Specialists will join the Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine team, whose offices are located at 555 E. County Line Road, Suite 202, Greenwood. Both physicians are certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and will continue to offer services at Franciscan Health.
While Goodman Campbell recruits for a new full-time neurosurgeon to join the Franciscan team, Drs. John J. DePowell, Charles G. Kulwin, Troy D. Payner, and Saad A. Khairi of Goodman Campbell will provide a range of neurosurgical care at Franciscan Health. Goodman Campbell neurosurgeon Steven James, MD, and pain management specialist, Todd Schmidt, MD, will continue to offer services.
The collaboration also includes the resources of a four-member team of interventional neuro-radiologists from Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. They will focus on ischemic stroke interventions.
Other Franciscan Physician Network Neuroscience Specialists and their advanced care providers and staff will remain at 8051 South Emerson Avenue, Suite 300, on the Franciscan Health Indianapolis campus. The spine and rehabilitation teams offer a comprehensive clinic that includes diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of spine, as well as physical medicine, rehabilitation of neuromuscular impairments and pain management.
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, a pioneer in neurosurgery treatments, has locations at Carmel, Fishers, Avon, Greenwood and Indianapolis. Its physicians and advanced care providers have treated thousands of adults and children. As one of North America's largest and most progressive neurosurgical practices, the expertise of the group includes a full spectrum of brain, spine and nerve care.