Laser Spine Institute Philadelphia Celebrates First Anniversary and New Executive Director

Laser Spine Institute Experiences Continued Success and Growth in Local Market

Philadelphia, PA, November 20, 2010 --( Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute (, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, has announced that the company celebrated its one-year anniversary in the Philadelphia market this month. Since its grand opening in November of 2009, the surgical center has experienced tremendous growth and success, and achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in June.

As it experiences continued growth, Laser Spine Institute has named Rhonda Dunn executive director of the Philadelphia surgical center. Dunn has more than 30 years of healthcare experience with a specialty in growth and organizational development. Prior to joining Laser Spine Institute, Dunn served as president and co-owner of Dunn Wellness Center for 20 years. Additionally, she was an initiating founding partner and co-developer of a statewide-managed independent physician association in Florida called Chiro Alliance Corporation. The organization managed a network of more than 600 physicians as well as procured and managed statewide medical contracts.

“Laser Spine Institute is committed to expanding its presence across the United States in an effort to make our procedures available to anyone experiencing back and neck pain,” said Horne. “We have been very pleased with our success in the Philadelphia market and anticipate continued growth and accomplishment with Rhonda at the helm of that operation.”

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- The AAAHC certificate is a symbol that an organization is committed to providing high-quality health care, and that it has demonstrated its commitment by measuring up to the Association's high standards.

- The accreditation of Laser Spine Institute Philadelphia marked a significant success as all three of Laser Spine Institute surgical centers have now achieved this prestigious certification.

- Dunn obtained her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. She was active in the Jacksonville community prior to relocating to the Philadelphia area with her husband, Joe.

About Laser Spine Institute:
Laser Spine Institute offers a safe and effective alternative to open back and neck surgery, by using the latest techniques in minimally invasive procedures, alleviating the painful symptoms of sufferers from around the world. The leader in endoscopic spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute treats a variety of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs and sciatica. Laser Spine Institute’s renowned medical team provides treatment at three accredited surgical centers in Tampa, Fla.; Scottsdale, Ariz. and Philadelphia, and consultation at facilities in Oklahoma City, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Calif., The Villages, Fla., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit

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