St. Vincent, part of Ascension, and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to partner at St. Vincent Indianapolis and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. In addition, St. Vincent and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine will jointly develop a new dedicated neurosurgical center of excellence for advanced surgeries.

The new partnership will allow Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine to continue to provide individualized care for patients across the state, while building upon St. Vincent’s longstanding reputation as a trusted health brand, integrated system, and a physician-friendly organization committed to patient-centered care.

“We’re excited to grow our relationship with St. Vincent through this expanded partnership and look forward to working together to deliver high-quality, innovative care to the community,” said Dr. Jean-Pierre Mobasser, president of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. “We appreciate that St. Vincent has been a model hospital partner that continues to value our unique contributions.”

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is one of North America’s largest and most progressive neurosurgical practices. Expert neurosurgeons and pain management physicians offer a full spectrum of specialized care for disorders of the brain, spine, and nervous system. Since its formation in the 1970s, the physician-owned practice (formerly Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group) has been the sole provider of neurosurgical services on the St. Vincent Indianapolis campus.

“By investing the necessary resources to enhance our partnership with a nationally-recognized neurosurgery leader like Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, we believe we can provide our adult and pediatric patients with the best possible care for neurological disorders – right here in Indiana,” Jonathan Nalli, Senior Vice President, Ascension, and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Indiana. “This partnership is an innovative example of how health systems and independent practices can successfully join forces to improve care for patients.”

St. Vincent Indianapolis is home to one of Indiana’s busiest American College of Surgeons-verified Level I Trauma Centers and recently achieved the Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Stroke Center certification – a nationally recognized symbol of quality which recognizes the small percentage of U.S. hospitals offering the highest level of certified stroke care. These designations were made possible in part because of the hospital’s longtime relationship with affiliated physician groups and partners like Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, which provides 24/7 neurosurgical and neuro-interventional availability with advanced treatments for a wide range of neurological illnesses and injuries.