Laser Spine Institute Administrator Named to List of "Surgery Center Administrators to Know"

Jim Stafford Named as One of 135 Great ASC Administrators by Becker’s ASC

Tampa, FL, April 28, 2011 --( Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute (, the leader in endoscopic spine surgery, has announced that Jim Stafford, administrator for Laser Spine Institute’s Tampa facility, has been named by Becker’s ASC as one of the country’s “135 Great Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Administrators to Know.” The list recognizes administrators from ASCs across the country who work tirelessly to promote quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, financial profitability and team cohesion. Stafford, who oversees the daily operations of the Tampa facility, joined Laser Spine Institute in 2005 and has participated in thousands of minimally invasive spine surgeries. Prior to becoming the facility’s administrator, he served as lead certified surgical technician and director of operating rooms.

“We are extremely proud of Jim’s recognition by Becker’s as one of the country’s great ASC administrators,” said Horne. “His dedication to the patients, staff and success of Laser Spine Institute is obvious and respected by peers within our industry.”

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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 medical consultations at facilities in Cincinnati, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Calif., The Villages, Fla., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Laser Spine Institute recently opened a new surgery center in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit

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