By | | May 8, 2018

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and SpecialtyCare is helping to spread the word. Stroke is a dangerous condition caused by interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain, sometimes resulting in loss of cognitive or motor functions. Our clinicians interact with stroke victims and their loved ones on a regular basis, and we understand how devastating stroke can be. The key to stroke prevention is widespread education of the community at large, so we encourage you to take advantage of these useful learning materials to facilitate stroke awareness and identification in the workplace and at home.

By | | May 7, 2018

SpecialtyCare Celebrates National Perfusion Week

SpecialtyCare, the nation’s leading provider of clinical services and resources for perfusionists, is proud to promote and celebrate National Perfusion Week beginning on May 7, 2018. The company has created www.PerfusionWeek.com to promote the recognition of what cardiovascular perfusion is and the lifesaving perfusionists who work around the world.

By | | March 18, 2018

Stammers to Present Best Practices at AmSECT – AATS Conference

SpecialtyCare’s Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, Al Stammers, MSA, CCP, will deliver two presentations during the integrated AmSECT – AATS conference on April 28 – May 1 in San Diego. This premier learning event brings surgeons and perfusionists together to develop shared mental models designed to improve teamwork, communication, and patient outcomes. Al’s expertise, coupled with quantitative findings from SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry®, offer a unique opportunity for attendees to enhance their knowledge and advance the quality of cardiac care. We encourage you to attend.

By | | February 26, 2018

Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury on Agenda at Department of Defense Meeting

SpecialtyCare’s Alex Razumovsky, PhD, FAHA, Vice President and Director, NeuroCare, has been invited to share his expertise with attendees of the 2017 International Blast Injury State of the Science Meeting in March. The special focus of the meeting will be “The Neurological Effects of Repeated Exposure to Military Occupational Blast: Implications for Prevention and Health.” Dr. Razumovsky will present a poster on “Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound as a Quantitative Biomarker in Evaluation of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.” The meeting is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office.

By | | February 25, 2018

SpecialtyCare Physician Shares Expertise to Inform and Educate

Dr. Amy Malphrus, a member of SpecialtyCare’s team of Online Monitoring Professionals, will be speaking at the International Workshop on Neurophysiology, Intraoperative Monitoring, and Neuropathic Pain in Cagliari, Italy, on April 12-13, 2018. Her topic, “Contribution of Neurophysiology in Clinical Neurology,” will describe how intraoperative neuromonitoring contributes to surgical outcomes and the postoperative neurologic examination. She will also discuss the selection of intraoperative monitoring modalities based on the procedure and neurologic diagnosis and review the use of EEG intraoperatively and in an outpatient setting.

By | | October 16, 2017

Celebrating Healthcare Quality Week

Healthcare Quality Week is October 15-21, making this the perfect time to recognize the medical professionals and support staff who promote and engage in the delivery of high-quality healthcare. An effective “system” of quality extends far beyond hands-on patient care to include credentialing, scheduling, intake, billing, transportation, facilities, training, and every ancillary service that supports patient care.

By | | October 1, 2017

Razumovsky Leads Neurosonology Workshop in Kyoto

Alex Razumovsky, PhD, FAHA, recently returned home from the XXIII Congress of the World Federation of Neurology that was held in Kyoto, Japan, September 16-21, 2017. As SpecialtyCare’s Vice President and Director of NeuroCare and a leading expert in the field, Dr. Razumovsky co-chaired a day-long Neurosonology Workshop and presented a session entitled “Neurosonology as a Critical Tool in Critical Care.”

By | | September 27, 2017

Come See Us at CREF 2017

We’re excited about CREF 2017, the 37th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. In addition to being a proud sponsor, two experts from our Medical Department are on the program. We invite you to stop by and visit us at Booth 7 to chat with our team members.

By | | June 2, 2017

Accordino Addresses ICNN in Munich

Congratulations to SpecialtyCare Director of Operations, Christina Accordino, MS, CNIM, on a well-received presentation at the 12th Annual International Conference on Neurology and Neurophysiology in Munich, Germany, May 18-20, 2017.