Christine M. Stuppy joins Mayfield Brain & Spine as Chief Strategy Officer

CINCINNATI – Mayfield Brain & Spine, the region's premier neurosurgery practice, has added Christine M. Stuppy as chief strategy officer.

Stuppy comes to Mayfield from the Veterans Health Administration in Washington, DC, the nation's largest health system, where she was executive director of strategic planning and analysis for the chief strategy office. At the VHA, Stuppy helped create a high-performing network of care for the nation's veterans with improved access and quality of services, oversaw creation and implementation of a long-range plan and led an internal team that used sophisticated analytical tools to consistently evaluate and execute on market opportunities. Prior to joining the VHA in 2016, Stuppy was vice president of strategic planning in the National Capital Region for Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine.

At Mayfield, Stuppy will lead development of programs and services to help the practice achieve its multiyear strategic goals, exploring long-term market dynamics, advancing data management, enabling innovation in all parts of the organization and leading a new strategic planning process. She will help foster and grow relationships with health systems, referring physicians and other external stakeholders. She will oversee Mayfield units including communications, information technology and business development. Stuppy started in May and reports to Mark Vorherr, chief executive officer.

"Christine will be an outstanding addition to our leadership group as Mayfield expands services, invests in research and enhances the patient experience," Vorherr said. "Mayfield's 85-year legacy of leadership and innovation to serve our patients with the best neurosurgical care continues today."

Founded in 1937, Mayfield has grown steadily to include four patient care offices around the region, 20 neurosurgeons and five Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or interventional pain specialists. As an independent practice, Mayfield neurosurgeons perform surgeries at the region's leading hospitals and at the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center in Norwood. The practice also has expanded physical therapy and interventional pain treatments, with nearly 80 percent of spine cases resolved without surgery.

Stuppy's appointment comes as Mayfield invests in new research capabilities and launches targeted expansion of services to provide the full spectrum of neurosurgical care throughout the region. For example, Mayfield is currently expanding the West Chester location, enhancing access through advanced practice providers, expanding physical therapy services and adding a suite for interventional pain treatments.

"Mayfield's national reputation for clinical care and its legacy of education and research form a special opportunity to create value by investing in innovation," Stuppy said. "I am excited to join the physician-shareholders to help accomplish what Mayfield has done for 85 years – serve patients with the best neurosurgical care."

About Mayfield Brain & Spine:

Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 30 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from more than 30 states in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield 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.