Your Trusted Clinical Partner®

We’re your in-house specialties department, providing the support your teams need by integrating with your culture and adapting to the ebb and flow of your operating room, easily and effectively. We’ll work with you to reduce cost, increase productivity, and achieve the best outcomes, always. You want your hospital to serve the needs of your community for a long time to come. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Our goal is to help you create an operating room of excellence by delivering improved outcomes, enhancing clinical performance, and designing processes that are more efficient.

Clinical Excellence in Perfusion

SpecialtyCare is proud to employ the largest professional group of perfusionists in the country. Our clinicians—certified through the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP)—are state licensed, where applicable, and meet specific facility requirements. We are educated, highly trained, and experienced. We follow best practices in perfusion and promote the industry’s standards of care by:
  • Participating in our national perfusion and ATS clinical database to ensure consistency of care
  • Advising on clinical practice, clinical quality, and new developments
  • Keeping current through regular clinical and non-clinical competency evaluations.
Furthermore, we examine age-specific clinical competencies in the following areas:
  • CPB
  • Intra-aortic balloon
  • ATS
  • Autologous platelet gel
  • Point-of-care (POC) laboratory testing
  • Ventricular assist device
  • ECMO and extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R)
  • Venovenous bypass

Learn more about SpecialtyCare perfusion services.

Clinical Excellence in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

SpecialtyCare employs some of the most highly trained surgical neurophysiologists in the country. All of our clinicians are certified in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM). We have more Diplomates of the American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring (DABNM) than any other neuromonitoring service provider. And, our neurophysiologists have, on average, more than eight years of field experience.

  • Our clinical staff has a proven history of research and innovation in intraoperative neuromonitoring. We were among the first to introduce routine use of transcranial electric motor evoked potentials (tceMEP) in monitoring both spine and intracranial surgery. We also developed numerous tceMEP refinements and innovations, such as customized anesthesia protocols for optimized tceMEP recording and techniques for monitoring nerve root function during spine surgery, brachial plexus function during shoulder reconstruction, and sciatic nerve function during acetabular/pelvic surgery.
  • Through empirical research and clinical trials, we have studied the influences of the most commonly used anesthetics on neurophysiologic signals and have published those findings in peer-reviewed literature. As a result of this research, we have developed tailored anesthesia protocols that meet the specific goals of the anesthesiologist without compromising the quality and power of the IONM data, thereby ensuring greater clarity and speed in the interpretation of significant neurophysiologic change.
  • SpecialtyCare associates were also among the first to articulate and advocate a multimodality approach to neuromonitoring, and we continue to innovate. Our clinicians were first to develop and publish findings on a spinal cord mapping technique for guiding placement of dorsal column stimulators.
  • We have adapted multimodality monitoring techniques for robotic surgeries of the spine and thyroid, and are developing new mapping techniques for deep brain stimulation surgery using local field potentials to help guide stimulator placement. Many of these innovations have resulted in presentations at meetings of surgery and anesthesiology societies and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Learn more about SpecialtyCare intraoperative neuromonitoring services.

Clinical Excellence in Sterile Processing Management

Our technicians are certified through one of the major organizations: the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD), within six months from the start of service. Clinical technicians are also knowledgeable in:

  • Sterile processing management’s role and responsibility
  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Decontamination and cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Processing advanced surgical instrumentation
  • Preparation and packaging for sterilization
  • Sterilization—high temperature, low temperature, and point of use
  • Sterile storage and inventory control and distribution
  • Flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes

Learn more about SpecialtyCare sterile processing management services.

Clinical Excellence in Autotransfusion

The Specialty Autotransfusion (ATS) team provides consistent and highly competent care 24/7 by ensuring that industry and facility standards, protocols, and operating procedures are being met. With ATS-specific expertise, we demonstrate the clinical efficacy of autotransfusion over donor blood to lower infection and mortality rates. Ongoing education through SpecialtyCare University and annual clinical competency testing ensure that our clinicians are using the very latest in best practices.

Learn more about SpecialtyCare autotransfusion services.

Clinical Excellence in Surgical Assist

Our experienced, credentialed, and highly trained surgical assistants are trusted members of the operating room team who provide the highest level of surgical expertise so that our patients receive the best possible care. By working with the world’s best surgeons, we have built a reputation for clinical competence and consistency, and we’re able to serve as a bridge between surgeons for sharing skills and innovative practices–that raises the bar for everybody. As a result, we help improve patient outcomes through risk avoidance, reduced downtime, and more efficient surgical support.

Learn more about SpecialtyCare surgical assist services.

Clinical Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgical Support

For Minimally Invasive Surgical Support (MISS) clinicians, listening might just be the most important skill that leads to clinical excellence. By hearing and acting on surgeon requests in a thorough and timely manner, our clinicians anticipate the needs of the surgical teams to ensure complete sets and proper room preparation. With the foundation for success in place, the OR team can focus on the patient rather than technical issues. Plus, our ability to provide new and modern equipment improves surgeon satisfaction and enables procedures to be performed at the highest level.

Learn more about SpecialtyCare minimally invasive surgical support services.