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NuVasive Sues Former President and Industry Veteran Pat Miles

Views of the front of NuVasive, Inc. headquarters in San Diego, CA. and Pat Miles / Courtesy of NuVasive, Inc.

NuVasive’s Pat Miles jumped ship to lead Alphatec. NuVasive is suing accusing Miles of “scheming” to steal employees, secrets and customers. Miles said he’ll clear his name. Here, we detail the allegations. In the meantime, the battle for surgeon customers takes off.


Unrest at Swedish Health in Seattle

Source: Photo creation by RRY Publications, Wikimedia Commons, National Atlas, and Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus courtesy of Swedish Medical Center

When Providence Health in Seattle acquired their local competitor, Swedish Health in 2011, a new focus on volume and revenue shook up existing ways of doing business. Providence brought in Johnny Delashaw, M.D., to pump up revenues. The money came in, but so did the infighting. Professional jealousy? Or did Delashaw cross the line?