Beyond advanced spine care.Hartford Hospital performs more inpatient spinal procedures than any other hospital in the state - hundreds more than other medical centers.

The Spine Center is a comprehensive program staffed by a variety of specialists who can perform the diagnosis, treatments or procedures you need to get you back on your feet. It combines the expertise of diagnostic and non-operative specialists including musculoskeletal and neuroradiologists, osteopaths, physiatrists, anesthesia pain specialists, rheumatologists and oncologists. These board-certified physicians collaborate closely with physical and occupational therapy, acupuncturists, massage therapists and nutritionists.

In some cases, a surgical procedure may be your only option. When surgery is indicated, The Spine Center at Hartford Hospital combines the expertise of outstanding Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Spine Surgeons on individual patients to achieve the best outcomes.
Spine-related problems we treat include:
  • herniated disk and sciatica 
  • degenerative arthritis 
  • spinal stenosis 
  • infections
  • spondylolisthesis 
  • tumors
  • fractures 
  • osteoporosis 

Award Winning Care


Joint Commission Gold SealHartford Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Spine Surgery Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.
The certification award recognizes Hartford Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

The Hartford Hospital Spine Center underwent a rigorous on-site survey in March. A team of expert surveyors evaluated our Spine Center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down,” said Jeffrey Flaks, Hartford Hospital president and CEO. “Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence. Achieving Joint Commission certification in Spine Surgery, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

“In achieving Joint Commission certification, Hartford Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with spine care needs,” says Jean Range, executive director of Disease-Specific Care Certification at The Joint Commission.

“Certification is a voluntary process and I commend the Hartford Hospital Spine Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves,” Range said.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.