Baptist Memorial to Expand Brain & Spine Center of Excellence with Cedar Gate Technologies


The Brain & Spine Network Center of Excellence is a collaboration between Baptist and Semmes Murphey Clinic designed to provide a cost-effective, high-quality benefit to employees with back and neck pain and other neurological conditions. First offered to Baptist employees and a number of companies, this center of excellence has proven to significantly reduce out-of-pocket costs by providing proven solutions and leveraging personalized care through nurse navigators assigned who assist in diagnosis, treatment, therapies, interventional pain management and, if necessary, surgical care and recovery. Early results for the center show patients returned to work 14% faster than the national average, and 90% of patients said they were satisfied with their care.

“We are excited to offer our comprehensive Brain & Spine Network Center of Excellence to a broader base of employers and patients,” said Kim Hallum-Stewart, neuroscience system administrator for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “Cedar Gate’s platform enables us to bring our vision to self-insured employers by providing value-based payment solutions, streamlined data integration and operational analytics, which serve as the foundation for us to scale and deliver the excellence in caring for employers in our region.”

Baptist recently expanded the use of Cedar Gates’ platform from a singular specialist surgical specialty implementation to a multi-faceted application to encompass the expanded vision of the Center of Excellence.

“Semmes-Murphey is passionate about saving lives, improving quality of life and advancing the field of neurosurgery,” said john lewis, CEO of Semmes Murphey. “The Cedar Gates platform has given us the tools to integrate business operations, strengthen our partnership with Baptist, and provide more employers the opportunity to participate in the Brain & Spine Network Center of Excellence.”

Cedar Gate’s payment technology enables the Brain & Spine Network to manage potential bulk payment programs with automatic conversion of fee-for-service requests into a single bulk request.

“Value-based care is increasingly recognized as the future of healthcare delivery and reimbursement in the United States,” said Cedar Gate CEO, David B. Snow, Jr. “We are delighted that these solutions have helped meet Baptist’s needs and enable continued success.”

The Brain & Spine Network Center of Excellence focuses on providing high-quality, patient-centered neurological care with an emphasis on value for patients and employers. Baptist Centers of Excellence measure results and compare results with programs across the country. The Brain & Spine Network clinical team consistently achieves top rankings among its peers. Employers can choose from Baptist’s service offerings to determine what will work best for their employee population. Baptist’s Brain & Spine Network has a strong service offering and can tailor those services to meet an employer’s specific needs.

About Cedar Gate Technologies
Cedar Gate enables payers, providers, employers and service administrators to excel in value-based care. Our unified technology and services platform enhances and automates data management activities to deliver employer and provider analytics, care management and payment technology needed to pursue every payment model and optimize performance in all sectors of activity. From primary care allocation to bulk payments to capitation, our platform is designed to improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes for everyone.

Situated at Greenwich, ConnecticutCedar Gate is a private equity backed by GTCR, a leader Chicagoprivate equity firm, Ascension Ventures, a strategic healthcare venture capital firm, and Cobalt Ventures, the BCBS investment arm of Kansas City. To learn more, visit

About Baptist Memorial Health Care
One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, Baptist Memorial Health Care provides a full continuum of care to communities in the Mid-South and Central Mississippi. The Baptist system includes 22 affiliated hospitals in West TennesseeNorth and Central Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas; more than 5,400 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 800 providers; home, palliative and psychiatric care; small medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other ambulatory centres; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist University of Health Sciences (formerly Baptist College health sciences).

About Semmes Murphey Clinic
Founded over 100 years ago by Eustache Semmesdoctor and Francois Murphy, MD, Semmes Murphey Clinic has been a leader in the development of technologies and procedures that improve the quality of care for patients with neurological and spinal disorders. This continued leadership has made the Semmes Murphey name instantly recognizable to physicians nationwide and around the world, many of whom refer their patients here for treatment.

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