Nashville, TN – September 5, 2017 – SpecialtyCare, a leading provider of outsourced medical services, announced today that its management team has partnered with Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York, to acquire the company from American Securities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, with nearly 2,000 associates providing services in more than 1,000 hospitals across the United States, SpecialtyCare is the market leader in cardiovascular perfusion and intraoperative neuromonitoring and a highly regarded provider of deep brain stimulation, minimally invasive surgical support, autotransfusion, surgical assist, sterile processing consulting, and patient blood management. SpecialtyCare has experienced strong growth in recent years; Kohlberg’s investment will support the next phase of expansion and SpecialtyCare’s ongoing commitment to help customers achieve high-quality clinical care, regulatory compliance, and superior financial results.
Congratulations to Katherine Mayers, Vice President of Talent Development, on her appointment to the Neurodiagnostics Training Program Advisory Committee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She joins two SpecialtyCare colleagues on the board: Guy Bates, MBA, CNIM, Director of Operations, and Julie Trott, MS, CNIM, Director of Neurophysiologist I Training.
The Journal of Extracorporeal Technology (JECT), a publication of the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT), has recently published two articles by members of the SpecialtyCare Medical Office. The articles appear in volume 49, no. 2 of JECT.
Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CCP, SpecialtyCare’s Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, spoke to attendees at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s (AATS) Centennial Meeting earlier this month in Boston. During a session titled “Heater-Cooler-Induced Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections: An Emerging Public Health Concern,” Al discussed what perfusionists are, and should be, doing to mitigate the risk of NTM infections. The symposium was a collaboration between the AATS and the 55th International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT).
Congratulations to SpecialtyCare’s VP of IONM Quality and Clinical Performance, Dr. W. Bryan Wilent, PhD, DABNM, on receipt of a scientific achievement award from the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring for best research poster at the annual ASNM meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, May 5-7, 2017.
Congratulations to SpecialtyCare Clinical Manager, Dr. Jeremy McCallister, on receipt of the 2017 Best Poster Award at the 3rd Annual Overlook Medical Center & Knowledge Plus cEEG, Epilepsy & Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Symposium in Summit, New Jersey, April 22-23, 2017.
Congratulations to the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) on a terrific annual meeting, “Honoring the Pioneers: 40 Years of IOM,” which celebrated the first workshop on evoked potential monitoring and the leaders who paved the way for the founding of the Society. Many of our team members participated in the event and shared information and research with the attendees.
SpecialtyCare’s Cheryl Wiggins, AuD, Vice President of IONM Education & Clinical Performance, recently presented research on the “Value of Facial Nerve Monitoring During Mastoidectomy Surgery” at AudiologyNOW! 2017 in Indianapolis. Cheryl’s presentation included data derived from SCOPE ™, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry.
SpecialtyCare, the market leader in outsourced cardiac perfusion services, announced today that it has named Cassandra Nicole Wuest and Kyle Patrick Zelesnick as recipients of the 2017 Brown-Brukardt Perfusion Scholarships.