DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Spine (exclusive provider of the AccuraScope® procedure) was nominated for the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award (GDBEA). The award, whose past recipients include Brinker International and The Container Store, highlights businesses that use core values to drive their actions.
"North American Spine seemed like the perfect candidate for the 2015 nomination," said Lisa Rapfogel Ostroff and Jodie West, sponsors of the GDBEA. "The company's mission to help others, its passion in advancing healthcare, and its approach to overcoming challenges have made the organization stand out among its peers."
Companies nominated are great examples of ethics in the workplace, while their work reinforces the positive, ethical values of Dallas' local business community. These large corporations and small businesses operate under ethical principles and exemplify doing the right thing for their company and related stakeholders.
North American Spine is best known for connecting chronic back and neck pain sufferers with the board-certified physicians who perform the AccuraScope procedure, an outpatient procedure that offers more benefit than traditional minimally invasive spine surgery. By using advanced diagnostics like interoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) during the procedure, physicians who work with North American Spine can further increase accuracy of the treatment and protection of the nerves.
Eight thousand success stories and two separate published medical studies by researchers at multiple universities and clinical research organizations have shown the procedure to have an average 82 percent success rate among patients who have not found relief with other spine surgery or with non-surgical treatment. More than 95 percent of North American Spine patients would recommend the company to their friends.
Among the patient success stories include American country music singer and songwriter Larry Gatlin. Gatlin turned to North American Spine to relieve 47 years of chronic leg pain.
"I am a new man. The little bit of soreness I have now is a lot different than a whole lot of pain," Gatlin said. "I'm a happy camper. It's a miracle in my life and I am grateful for it."
About North American Spine™
North American Spine™ is celebrating six years of providing the AccuraScope® procedure, a minimally invasive spine surgery that treats chronic back pain this January. To date, more than 8,000 AccuraScope procedures have been performed by board-certified physicians with specialty training in interventional pain management.
"We are pleased with the success we've seen from the AccuraScope procedure," Dr. Darren Schuhmacher explained. "North American Spine's treatments are an exciting and innovative step that will, for many people, provide lasting relief."
About the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award
Since 2000 the GDBEA has partnered with business associations and academic centers to identify and honor Dallas-based companies that demonstrate a measurable commitment to ethical business practices in everyday operations, management philosophies and responses or changes. These partners include the Financial Planning Association of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU.
SOURCE North American Spine