Laser Spine Institute Hosts 2011 Infection Prevention Symposium

Leader in Endoscopic Spine Surgery Provides Hands on Training to All Facility Medical Operations Staff

Tampa, FL, August 21, 2011 --( Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute (, the leader in endoscopic spine surgery, has announced the successful completion of the 2011 Infection Prevention Symposium on July 8 and July 9 in Tampa. The symposium provided more than 50 attendees with hands-on training sessions and presentation lectures from industry experts to discuss the latest in infection prevention with medical operations staff from Laser Spine Institute’s surgical facilities.

“Strides are continuously being made to control microbial annihilation, ensuring the promising health of all individuals,” said Horne. “As physicians and members of the healthcare community, it is vital for all participants to have a comprehensive awareness of the importance behind infection prevention and the ongoing improvements being made.”

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- In the area of patient safety and infection control, while the hospital national average infection rate is 4.5 percent, Laser Spine Institute’s is less than one percent.

- Dotty Bollinger, RN, JD, LHRM, CASC and chief operating officer at Laser Spine Institute, recently hosted a webinar titled, “10 Critical Requirements of a Successful Infection Prevention Program.” Download the webinar at

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 Albuquerque, N.M.; Cincinnati, San Diego, 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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