SpecialtyCare Presentations at AACP Annual Seminar

By January 17, 2017

Two members of SpecialtyCare’s Medical Office will present new research findings derived from data in the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry (SCOPE) at the 38th Annual Seminar of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. The event will be held January 19-22, 2017 in San Diego. We hope you’ll be able to attend.

Linda Mongero, CCP, will present on the effect of ultrafiltration on end-cardiopulmonary bypass hematocrit in cardiac surgery. As Director of Education and Clinical Performance, Linda works to advance SpecialtyCare’s pursuit of clinical excellence. Prior to joining SpecialtyCare, she served as Director of Clinical Perfusion at The New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. She also served as President of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) and the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Linda is a member of the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) Quality Assurance Committee and is an advisor to the New York State Board of Health. She has presented more than 200 abstracts and articles in the literature.

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). Al is SpecialtyCare’s Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research. He focuses on advancing clinical quality through innovation and data analyses that identify industry trends and develop safer, more effective practices and techniques for cardiovascular surgery and patient care. Prior to SpecialtyCare, Al worked for ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute and Geisinger Health Systems, where he served as Director of Perfusion Services. He has been actively engaged with AmSECT since 1985, holding a variety of significant leadership positions. Al speaks regularly to international audiences, and has over 300 publications on perfusion-related topics.



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.