ASNM 2017: Honoring the Pioneers

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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.

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SpecialtyCare Presents New Research at AudiologyNOW!

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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.

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SpecialtyCare Acquires Trident Health Resources, Inc.

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SpecialtyCare, a leading provider of outsourced perfusion, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and surgical services, announced today that it has completed an asset purchase of Trident Health Resources, Inc., a highly regarded, clinically focused perfusion services company. With deeper and expanded coverage in 44 states, SpecialtyCare’s perfusion division now supports over 120,000 annual open heart and perfusion-related procedures for 850 surgeons at more than 350 hospitals, extending the company’s market leading position as the largest and most comprehensive provider of cardiovascular perfusion and perfusion-related services in the U.S.

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Congratulations to Recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

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Healthgrades has announced the recipients of its 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. According to the firm, the recipients perform among the top five percent in the nation in at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures. More than half of the hospitals on the list of distinguished hospitals for 2017 rely on one or more services from SpecialtyCare to support their operating rooms. We congratulate our clinical partners, and all of the 2017 recipients, for this significant achievement and their ongoing excellence in patient care and quality.

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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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