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2012 Press Releases
Avista Doctor to Speak on Latest Methods for Treating Neck Pain

Joseph Morreale, MD(LOUISVILLE)— Avista Adventist Hospital is hosting a free seminar on neck pain Thursday, August 23, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Joseph Morreale, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon, will be the featured speaker and will discuss cervical disc replacement and cervical fusion.

Dr. Morreale holds a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Temple University Hospital, too. He then completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn. He is board eligible in spine surgery and has special interest in degenerative spinal disorders.

Avista Adventist Hospital’s spine program offers on-going education and spine care by seven physicians: Dr. Andrew Castro, Dr. Matthew Gerlach, Dr. John Hudson, Dr. Alexander Mason, Dr. Joseph Morreale, Dr. Sharad Rajpal and Dr. Mark Robinson.

The seminar will be held in the Spicer Room on the Avista Adventist Hospital campus in Louisville. Registration is recommended, so please call 303-661-4310. To learn more about Avista’s spine care services, visit

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About Avista
Avista Adventist Hospital is a full service, 114-bed acute-care hospital with a medical staff of more than 500 physicians. In addition to having the area’s largest birthing center, the hospital is a leader in joint and spine care in Boulder County. Avista is connected to Centura Health, Colorado’s health care leader, and its integrated statewide network of 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life® Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Avista’s and Centura Health's strength lies in their ability to deliver world-class care to people where and when they need it most. Together, they provide care that transcends the walls of a hospital and connections to top expertise and technology that only Centura Health can make. For more information about Avista Adventist Hospital, visit or the Media Room at

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