TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, is proud to announce that Dotty Bollinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). The certification is an entity of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
“I congratulate Dotty on obtaining her well-deserved CMPE, a designation that’s representative of her dedication to Laser Spine Institute’s employees and patients,” said Bill Horne, Chief Executive Officer, Laser Spine Institute. “Ongoing education is a pillar of our organizational beliefs and I can’t think of a better role model to lead by example than Dotty.”
The designation of CMPE demonstrates that Bollinger has achieved board certification in medical practice management. Through industry-leading board certification and fellowship programs, ACMPE certified Bollinger’s professional competence when she passed rigorous essay and objective examinations that assessed her knowledge of the broad scope of medical practice management skills. These sets were outlined in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management, and include business operations, financial management, human resource management, information management, organizational governance, patient care systems, quality management and risk management.
To achieve the CMPE certification, Bollinger also had to enroll in a minimum of 50 continuing education credit hours.
Today, MGMA membership is comprised of more than 6,600 individuals who have attained CMPE or ACMPE fellow status or who seek certification.
Bollinger has been with Laser Spine Institute since 2008, and has been integral to the growth of the organization. She earned her nursing degree in 1986 from Maria College, and a bachelor’s in management and marketing from the University of Maryland. Bollinger has two post-graduate degrees that include a law degree from the University of South Dakota, and a Master’s level certificate in health care compliance from George Washington University.
Laser Spine Institute treats debilitating neck and back pain caused by spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, scoliosis and sciatica. Earlier this year, the company announced it will offer increased access to its advanced procedures by opening new centers in Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati in the coming months. The company has also publicized its plans to build a new 176,000-square-foot headquarters and ambulatory surgery center in Tampa’s Avion Park, to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
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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; Philadelphia; and Oklahoma City. Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 50,000 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. More than 97 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 rate of more than 96 percent.
Laser Spine Institute has been named a top employer by Modern Healthcare, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Philly.com, okc.BIZ and a Most Admired Company by BestCompaniesAZ. Opening in Tampa in 2005 with one operating room and nine employees, Laser Spine Institute now has more than 850 corporate and health care professionals across the country.