The Mercy Spine Program is committed to delivering high quality comprehensive services to the local and extended community with excellence, compassion and collaboration. The goal of the Mercy Spine Center is to guide and assist each patient through surgery and their hospital stay and enable them to return to previous activities as quickly, safely and as pain free as possible with a plan tailored to meet their individual needs.
The Neurovascular/Spine Unit at Mercy General Hospital specializes in caring for and treating patients undergoing various neurovascular and spinal surgeries which include, but are not limited to Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion and Discectomy.
Our staff cares for more than 600 patients with complex global spinal surgeries. The Neurovascular/Spine Unit also handles more than 500 neurological, spine and vascular system surgeries annually. Patients are cared for by a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team, including registered nurses, physical therapists and case managers. Our staff meets weekly with the entire team to address the care needs of each patient. Mercy's multidisciplinary team tailors a plan of care specific for each individual, thereby reducing the length of stay in the hospital and post-operative complications. Our staff is skilled in neurological assessment, pain control and compassionate care.
The Spine Program offers pre-operative spine surgery classes every Monday at Mercy General Hospital from 10 am to noon, excluding holidays. Pre-registration is not necessary. For the exact room location, arrive 15 minutes before the class time and check-in at the main information desk. You may also call the hospital operator at 916.453.4545 on the day of the class and ask to to speak with the information desk for directions.
If you have any questions about the classes, please call (916) 736-8050.
For more information about the services offered by the Spine Program contact:
Kathy Hickam, BSN, RN,
ONC Spine Program Coordinator
Mercy General Hospital