Spine Center

Spine Center

The Firelands Regional Medical Center Spine Center has a long-standing record of top performance, providing the region’s only team-based approach for Back, Neck and Spine Care. There are multiple spine specialists working together to identify your best treatment plan.

ONE Location. ONE Team of Specialists. ONE Spine Center.

Firelands Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of the nation’s 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery for three years in a row and among the top 5% in the nation for spine surgery. These rankings compared Firelands Regional Medical Center to all hospitals in the State of Ohio and over 5,000 hospitals nationally. Specifically, Firelands Regional Medical Center received the following Healthgrades 2015 awards, ratings, and rankings related to spine surgery:

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™  3 years in a row (2013-2015)
  • Ranked among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery 3 years in a row (2013-2015)
  • Ranked among the Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery 3 years in a row (2013-2015)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 years in a row (2013-2015)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) for 10 Years in a Row (2006-2015)

The Healthgrades study of hospital quality indicates that patients admitted to hospitals performing at a five-star level and using top-performing physicians have significantly lower mortality and complication rates than hospitals performing at a one-star level.

Firelands Regional Medical Center Spine Center has also been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care.

Meet the Spine Center team:

Dale Braun, MD
Neurosurgeon
Board Certified in Neurologic Surgery

Bo Hyun Yoo, MD
Neurosurgeon
Board Certified in Neurologic Surgery

Christopher Parnell, DO
Physiatrist
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Sonya Kuhar, MD
Physiatrist
Board Eligible in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Matt Hamlin, PT, ATC, CWCE
Physical Therapist
Certified Athletic Trainer

Kiley B. Dill, DC
Chiropractor

Lisa Wilson, Dipl. OM., L. Ac.
Acupuncturist 

Firelands Regional Medical Center Spine Center provides the best-quality care and the best possible outcomes, in the best imaginable location—close to home. For excellence in spine surgery and beyond, choose Firelands.