SpecialtyCare to Award Four Perfusion Scholarships

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BRENTWOOD, TN – December 4, 2018 – SpecialtyCare, the largest provider of perfusion services in the U.S., announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Brown-Brukardt Perfusion Scholarship, an opportunity for four individuals who demonstrate outstanding potential as cardiovascular perfusionists to receive financial assistance. This will be the third year for the scholarship program, which honors the legacy of Jim Brown, a long-time perfusionist, and Gary Brukardt, SpecialtyCare founder, CEO, and chairman. Their decades-long contributions to the perfusion industry helped advance the practice and improve cardiovascular care for…

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SpecialtyCare Acquires Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Provider Precedent Health

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Acquisition creates nation’s largest and most comprehensive provider of patient-centered intraoperative neuromonitoring   NASHVILLE, Tenn.—SpecialtyCare—the nation’s leading provider of outsourced intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), perfusion, and surgical services—announced today that it has acquired IONM provider Precedent Health. This transaction extends SpecialtyCare’s market leadership position as the largest and most comprehensive provider of patient-centered outsourced IONM services to surgeons, hospitals, surgery centers, and health systems. With Precedent Health, SpecialtyCare increases the number of associates available to support cases in our existing markets across the United States while adding significant new coverage in…

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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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.

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SpecialtyCare Celebrates National Perfusion Week

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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.

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Stammers to Present Best Practices at AmSECT – AATS Conference

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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.

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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce SpecialtyCare, Inc. to Expand Headquarters in Brentwood

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and SpecialtyCare, Inc. officials announced today that the company will expand its headquarters in Brentwood. The healthcare company plans to create 124 new jobs in Tennessee and consolidate multiple locations to a 40,000 square-foot facility within the Eastpark Office Park in Maryland Farms. The company is investing in state-of-the-art clinical training facilities with an expanded simulation operating room and classrooms with enhanced technology features.

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

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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.

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SpecialtyCare Physician Shares Expertise to Inform and Educate

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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.

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Wilent Co-Authors Research on Shoulder Arthroplasty with IONM

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Congratulations to W. Bryan Wilent, PhD, DABNM, SpecialtyCare VP of Quality and Clinical Performance – IONM, for co-authoring a study published in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. The research, Incidence of Peripheral Nerve Injury during Shoulder Arthroplasty When Motor Evoked Potentials are Monitored, concludes that utilization of real-time diagnostic MEP data during shoulder arthroplasty aids surgeons in decision making regarding impending peripheral nerve injuries.

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