SpecialtyCare Celebrates National Perfusion Week

By May 7, 2018


Contact: Lee Pepper, Chief Marketing Officer, SpecialtyCare
Phone: 615.345.5572
Email: info@specialtycare.net

SpecialtyCare Celebrates National Perfusion Week, May 7-11

300,000 procedures involve perfusion each year

BRENTWOOD, TN – May 7, 2018 – 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.

A perfusionist is a healthcare professional who manages the cardiopulmonary bypass machine during cardiac and other surgeries that require a heart-lung machine to safely maintain the patient’s physiological status. Every year, 4,000 perfusionists perform over 300,000 procedures in the United States.

“As a cardiac surgeon, I understand as well as anyone the contribution that our perfusionists make to our patients and our surgeons,” shared Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of SpecialtyCare. “I am indebted to so many of them for their professionalism in supporting my practice. We at SpecialtyCare are honored to support National Perfusion Week.”

SpecialtyCare started preparing for the celebration by hosting former Senate Majority Leader and renowned heart surgeon Bill Frist to speak to an annual SpecialtyCare summit in Nashville the week prior. SpecialtyCare will be promoting the week through social media under the hashtags #PerfusionWeekSC and #PerfusionWeek as well as hosting resources on the new website.

In addition, SpecialtyCare will be meeting with staff and partners to outline new research data related to its proprietary SCOPE™ database and OptimzeOR™ platforms, which showcase methods to reduce clinical variation in operating rooms. Al Stammers, MSA, CCP, also delivered two presentations at the AmSECT-AATS Conference on Best Practices for Myocardial Preservation and How to Build a Great Cardiac Program. Linda Mongero, BS, CCP, and Andy Stasko, MS, CCP, RRT, also participated in the program.


For more information about this topic, please contact Lee Pepper at 615.345.5572 or email info@specialtycare.net.




About SpecialtyCare

Over 13,500 physicians in more than 1,000 hospitals trust SpecialtyCare to help them achieve exceptional care outcomes, regulatory compliance, and financial results. With nearly 2,000 associates supporting almost 400,000 procedures annually, we maintain SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry®, which is used to define standards, determine benchmarks, establish best practices, foster innovation, and identify opportunities to reduce clinical variation that result in improved patient outcomes, increased efficiencies, and minimized costs. We are accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. By developing expertise beyond industry requirements, our customers can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence in perfusion, ECMO, autotransfusion, patient blood management, intraoperative neuromonitoring, deep brain stimulation, surgical assist, minimally invasive surgical support, and sterile processing consulting.