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Laser Spine Institute Announces Roger Cary as New CEO and President

Senior executive brings more than 30 years of health care and patient experience

December 1, 2016 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, today welcomed Roger C. Cary, M.H.A., FACHE, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. Cary will take over the role from David Pillsbury effective Monday, December 5.

“We are excited to welcome Roger Cary to Laser Spine Institute as his deep expertise in health care, outpatient services and lifelong dedication to serving patients uniquely positions him to lead the company,” said Bill Horne, Executive Chairman of the Board, Laser Spine Institute. “We also thank David Pillsbury for his leadership and dedication over the past year and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Pillsbury joined Laser Spine Institute in July of 2015 and oversaw the operations for seven outpatient surgical facilities across the country. He also played a significant role in establishing Laser Spine Institute’s new headquarters and ambulatory surgery center in Tampa’s Avion Park. Prior to joining the company, Pillsbury was President of Championship Management and Executive Vice President of PGA Tour Tournament Business Affairs.

“It’s been an honor to serve Laser Spine Institute and I’m proud to have worked alongside talented, brilliant and passionate colleagues who are dedicated to their patients,” said Pillsbury. “Roger Cary is an exemplary choice for Laser Spine Institute, and I have full confidence in his ability to lead the company well into the future.”

Cary has more than 30 years of health care experience with both hospital and outpatient providers. He has led large scale organizational transformation efforts and facility expansions, increasing operational efficiencies and improving all aspects of health care delivery to patients. Cary previously held a leadership position at Cancer Treatment Centers of America as the Chief Operating Officer. In addition to his in-depth knowledge of the ever-evolving health care landscape and outpatient industry background, Cary has been known for fostering workplace culture and collaboration. The facilities he led were routinely recognized as “Best Places to Work.”

“I’m thrilled to join the Laser Spine Institute team,” said Cary. “The company’s vision of helping patients find relief from neck and back pain and emphasis on quality care illustrates a focus on putting the patient first. I look forward to helping Laser Spine Institute continue to achieve this vision as we set out on a new chapter for the organization.”

Cary will be based at Laser Spine Institute’s headquarters in Tampa and will relocate to the Tampa Bay area with his wife. He received his Masters in Healthcare Administration and Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Loma Linda University. Cary was named a fellow for the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as board member for Vicinitas Cancer Care and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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About Laser Spine Institute
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Laser Spine Institute currently operates four regional surgery centers across the country, in Tampa, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; St. Louis and Cincinnati. Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from debilitating neck and back pain caused by spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, sciatica and other chronic conditions. Ninety-nine percent of patients say they would refer a friend or family member to have surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Additionally, Laser Spine Institute has been repeatedly recognized by Voyance Health as a National APEX Quality Award winner for outstanding patient satisfaction and reports an enterprise patient satisfaction score of 98.

Laser Spine Institute has been named a top employer by Modern Healthcare, Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Bay Business Journal.