May 15, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 13, 2019) — Jodi Smith, PhD, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, has joined the team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. As a leader in advancing the health of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders and providing comprehensive care, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine looks forward to growing its relationship with the full-service children’s medical center and pediatric network that Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital offers.
Hospital leadership has been a great partner in helping us, as Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine transitions all of our pediatric neurosurgical care to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with such a progressive team to provide state of the art care for our children,” said Dr. Smith. “I want to give my patients the best care possible because they mean everything to me—they are like family.”
Dr. Smith brings over 20 years of expertise in pediatric epilepsy, brain and spinal cord tumors, moyamoya disease, traumatic brain injuries, and neurological congenital malformations. She has performed over 4,500 operations, making her one of the most senior pediatric neurosurgeons in the state. Dr. Smith received her medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Utah and completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.
Along with nurse practitioner Kimberly Minnick and nurse Heather King, Dr. Smith plans to build the pediatric neurosurgery program in order to provide outstanding care. While Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital currently possesses state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Smith says that she looks forward to expanding the capabilities of the department and aims to make this program very special with the support of hospital staff and leadership.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jodi Smith and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine to our exceptional care team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital,” said Hospital President Dr. Hossain Marandi. “Dr. Smith’s stellar reputation and commitment to treat every child as if they were her own will bring tremendous benefit to our patients and provide assurance to families seeking the highest level of neurosurgical care for children of all ages, right here in Indiana.”
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, part of Ascension, is a full service, dedicated children’s medical center, providing the highest quality, family-centered care to children and adolescents in the state of Indiana and beyond. The hospital is staffed by more than 100 experienced pediatric sub-specialists along with pediatric nurses, social workers, child life specialists, chaplains, and other health professionals with a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to family-focused care.
About Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is one of North America’s largest and most progressive neurosurgical practices, dedicated to advancing the health of adults and children with neurological disorders. Its physicians provide a full spectrum of care for disorders of the brain, spine, and nerves including brain aneurysms and tumors, pituitary disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, spinal disorders, and degenerative spine disease.
Goodman Campbell neurosurgeons also are some of the most respected medical and scientific researchers in the world. The practice has developed innovative techniques, increased the success rates of proven treatments, and provided ongoing advanced training for the next generation of neurosurgeons, both in the classroom and the operating room. For more information, visit GoodmanCampbell.com.
About Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent (PMCH) is a full service, dedicated children’s medical center, providing the highest quality, family-centered care to children and adolescents in the state of Indiana and beyond. PMCH has more than 160 licensed beds, which includes a 23-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 17-bed Pediatric Emergency Department and a 97-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the largest Level IV NICU in Indiana, providing the highest level of acute care, as established by the American Academy of Pediatrics. PMCH treats patients from all over the state, providing safe and streamlined critical care transport by ambulance and air. The hospital offers 24-hour on-site coverage by pediatric hospitalists, intensivists, neonatologists, and board-certified emergency physicians. PMCH is staffed by more than 100 experienced pediatric sub-specialists along with pediatric nurses, social workers, child life specialists, chaplains, and other health professionals with a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to family-focused care. PMCH is part of Ascension, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the United States. Visit www.peytonmanningch.org