TriHealth and Mayfield Clinic Announce Collaboration for Community-Based Neurosurgery Services

Cincinnati, OH - TriHealth and the Mayfield Clinic announced today that they have formalized an agreement to provide expanded, comprehensive community-based neurosurgery services to patients at both Bethesda North and Good Samaritan Hospitals, and to the TriHealth system.

Mayfield Clinic, a national leader in clinical care and research of the spine and brain, will provide clinical coverage for Bethesda North’s Level 3 trauma program and for Good Samaritan and its long-standing Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit.  Mayfield will also support the Joint Commission (TJC) certified Primary Stroke Centers at both hospitals.

“This agreement brings tremendous value to both organizations and to the community,” said Jerry Oliphant, TriHealth Chief Operating Officer.   “We have a long history of collaboration, and this agreement solidifies our commitment to the highest quality care for the many patients who choose TriHealth hospitals for neurosurgical care each year.”
The agreement also includes leadership, research and educational components:

  • Dr. Andrew Ringer, a Mayfield neurosurgeon, will serve as Medical Director of Neurosurgery of the TriHealth Surgery Institute.

  • Dr. Marc Orlando, a long-standing physiatrist with Group Health will join Mayfield on July 1. He will also serve as Medical Director of Spine Care in the TriHealth Orthopedic and Spine Institute.

  • Mayfield physicians will coordinate and participate in the physician panels that include neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons for both Bethesda North and Good Samaritan.

  • TriHealth will continue to be a supporting partner in neurosurgery graduate medical education led by Mayfield physicians, through their affiliation with the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Arthur Arand, Mayfield’s Chairman, also sees this agreement as an extension of a rich history shared by the two organizations.  “Mayfield and TriHealth have played major roles in the development of neurosurgery in Greater Cincinnati.  In fact, Good Samaritan first recruited our founder, Dr. Frank H. Mayfield, to Cincinnati back in 1937.  We are proud to continue this tradition.”

By working more closely together, both TriHealth and Mayfield will be able to better focus on quality improvement, performance improvement, and further development of neurosurgery and spine services at TriHealth facilities.

More about TriHealth

TriHealth is hospitals, physicians and the community working together to help people live better. We provide clinical, educational, preventive and social programs through Bethesda North, Bethesda Butler, TriHealth Evendale and Good Samaritan hospitals and more than 120 other locations throughout Greater Cincinnati. This includes an ambulatory network, physician practices, research division, employer-based health services, hospice care, and fitness and health facilities. Learn more at,, @TriHealth on Twitter, and at

More about Mayfield Clinic

The Mayfield Clinic, an independent, single-specialty academic neurosurgery group, is recognized as one of the nation's leading physician organizations for clinical care, education, and research of the spine and brain. With over 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management, the Clinic treats 20,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield's physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders. Learn more about Mayfield at

Dr. Ringer

Dr. Andrew Ringer

Dr. Orlando

Dr. Marc Orlando