Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Partners with to Promote Quality Care and Increased Patient Education

As a leader in advanced spine care, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital’s Regional Spine Center is pleased to announce its recent addition to Spine-health’s Group Marketing Program, a nationally-renowned patient education online resource.

Salinas, CA, May 02, 2010 --( As part of its efforts to bring quality care and information to current and prospective patients, The Regional Spine Center at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital has joined the Spine-health Group Marketing Program, a leading online educator for patients with back pain, neck pain and other symptoms related to the spine.

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital's Regional Spine Center offers a comprehensive and integrated program of care, with treatment options ranging from medication and physical therapy to surgical procedures for patients suffering from pain associated with compression fractures, pinched nerves, degenerative spinal conditions and chronic lower back pain.

“Keeping in line with our #1 priority, the patient, our experts at the Spine Center utilize the most advanced technologies and procedures for brain and spine surgeries including microsurgical, computer-assisted and minimally invasive techniques to treat spine-related pain,” according to Jim Griffith, Senior VP of Strategic Planning & Development. “By partnering with Spine-health, we are collaborating with a Web site that, for the past 10 years, has established for itself an outstanding reputation for providing trusted, patient educational content.”

Designed with the goal of bringing patients together with the very best spine centers of the day, the Spine-health Group Marketing Program’s goal is aligned with the mission of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital’s Regional Spine Center.

“Spine-health is undoubtedly a highly-trusted provider of pain relief information that allows patients to learn about their symptoms, different spinal conditions and possible treatment options via many educational options. Given the popularity of Spine-health [with nearly 1 million visitors per month], we are excited to have our spine center and our prestigious team of spine specialists featured both on individual practice and physician pages of the Web site.”

Learn more about this Salinas spine center by visiting its practice profile on

About is a recognized back pain and neck pain resource “designed to help spine doctors guide their patients to the most reliable and patient friendly back pain resources on the Internet and confirm the patient education conversation with the doctor during the appointment,” says Sylvia Marten, President of Spine-health. The site’s strict editorial standards and medical review process have earned it numerous awards for consumer health content excellence and made it a favorite of both consumers and physicians. publishes thousands of original health articles, doctor advice, and pain blogs, and facilitates the leading back pain message board. Patients can find a back doctor they can trust via Spine-health’s Spine Center Directory and by using Find a Back Doctor or Spine Surgeon search.

Katie Dresner
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