SpecialtyCare Presentations at AACP Annual Seminar

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Two members of SpecialtyCare’s Medical Office will give presentations at the 38th Annual Seminar of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Linda Mongero, CCP, will present on the effect of ultrafiltration on end-cardiopulmonary bypass hematocrit in cardiac surgery. Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CPBMT, CCP, will give an oral presentation comparing the effectiveness of two methods of blood management: ANH (acute normovolemic hemodilution) and AP (autologous priming). The event will be held January 19-22, 2017 in San Diego. We hope you’ll be able to attend.

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New Perfusion Research: Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions

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SpecialtyCare’s Senior Biostatistician, Eric Tesdahl, PhD, presented original research at the American Heart Association’s 2016 Scientific Sessions on November 14 in New Orleans. Based on data in SpecialtyCare’s Operative Procedural Registry (SCOPE™), “Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions” reviews 54,122 coronary artery bypass (CABG) procedures and finds that women are 30% more likely to receive a transfusion, which can lead to higher rates of infection, increased LOS, etc.

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SpecialtyCare Acquires Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Provider Sentient

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NASHVILLE, TN – October 26, 2016 | SpecialtyCare—a leading provider of outsourced intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), perfusion, and surgical services—announced today that it has acquired IONM provider Sentient. This transaction extends SpecialtyCare’s market leadership as the largest and most comprehensive provider of patient-centered outsourced IONM services to surgeons, hospitals, surgery centers, and health systems.

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A Case of Corporate Accountability

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Doing the right thing starts at the top. It’s a belief held by SpecialtyCare CEO Melvin F. Hall, PhD, and one that a Davidson County Chancery Court jury recently affirmed in awarding the Nashville-based company nearly $19 million in damages after finding competitor Medsurant Holdings, LLC and Medsurant, LLC opted to do the wrong thing from the C-suite down.

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SpecialtyCare CEO Focuses on Message Behind Big Court Win

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Mel Hall, CEO of local physician services company SpecialtyCare, is understandably relieved that a Davidson County Chancery Court jury last week awarded almost $19 million to his company after hearing how a rival stole employees and customers of a business SpecialtyCare was buying out of bankruptcy. But the health care industry veteran says he also hopes the court victory sends a strong message to current and prospective clients…

Read the full article by Geert De Lombaerde of the Nashville Post. You can also access the press release on our website.

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SpecialtyCare Prevails in Landmark Trial Win Against Medsurant

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A Nashville jury found unanimously that Nashville-based SpecialtyCare, a healthcare provider of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) services, is entitled to $16 million in punitive damages from competitors Medsurant Holdings, LLC and Medsurant, LLC for Medsurant’s interference with assets of competitor ProNerve acquired by SpecialtyCare in 2015. In addition to punitive damages, the jury awarded $2.8 million for SpecialtyCare’s lost profits, bringing the total amount awarded by the jury to SpecialtyCare against Medsurant to $18.8 million.

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OR Manager Conference

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Visit us at Booth 106 on Sept. 21-23, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The OR Managers conference offers continuing education and networking opportunities to those that manage today’s OR suite. It’s a great opportunity to connect with more than 1,400 surgical suite leaders, managers, and directors.

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