(Greenwood, SC, October 8, 2015.) – The Self Regional Healthcare board of trustees announced today that agreements have been reached that will bring two regional specialty practices (Lakelands Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, PA and Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Center, PA) into Self Medical Group (SMG,) the physician practice division of Self Regional Healthcare.

Physicians and staff at Lakelands Orthopaedic will join SMG on January 1, 2016. Those physicians are: John Cathcart, III, MD, Richard M. Christian, Jr., MD, Charles D. Gray, MD, John A. King, MD, Lee A. Patterson, MD, Douglas F. Powell, MD, and Anthony R. Timms, MD.

Also joining Self Medical Group on January 1 will be Carolina Neurosurgery physicians Michael P.B. Kilburn, MD, Sumeer Lal, MD, Greg S. McLoughlin, MD, in addition to Carolina Neurosurgery staff.

Though there will be some branding and signage changes, both practices plan to remain in their current locations as patient care continues uninterrupted.

“The entire Self Regional organization is enthusiastic about these affiliations, which will help us offer enhanced services and clinical capability, high-quality care and continued focus on the patient care experience,” said Jim Pfeiffer, president and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare.

Dr. John Cathcart of Lakelands Orthopaedic said, “Our objective at Lakelands Orthopaedic has always been to deliver compassionate, high-quality care. This agreement with Self Regional will keep the focus on the patient.”

Dr. Michael Kilburn, of Carolina Neurosurgery said, “The relationship between Self Regional and Carolina Neurosurgery is a longstanding and strong one. We look forward to bringing the benefit our combined strengths to the patients of this region.”


About Self Regional Healthcare
Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 22 practices and more than 93 physicians.

About Lakelands Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, PA
In the mid 1990’s, Greenwood Orthopaedic and Western Carolina Orthopaedic merged to create Lakelands Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, PA.  The team has grown since the early years and now includes seven orthopaedic surgeons, one physician assistant, and dozens of support staff that assist in the care of patients.  In addition to surgical and non-surgical care, the clinic provides on-site X-ray, MRI and therapy services.

About Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Center, PA
Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Center, P.A. has been providing exceptional care to patients since 1997. Dr. Michael Kilburn joined the practice June 1999, Dr. Sumeer Lal joined in July 2004 and Dr. Gregory McLoughlin joined in September 2010. The practice provides neurosurgical evaluation and treatment of conditions involving the brain and spinal column.