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December 12, 2018

Distributor News

  • Henry Schein hosts 20th annual Holiday Cheer For Children program
  • Owens & Minor names new CFO
  • Manufacturer News

  • Abbott to present at 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
  • BD announces completion of enterprise level cybersecurity assessment from UL LLC Healthcare
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America contributes record gunding to National Kidney Foundation
  • Smith & Nephew announces US launch of PICO 7 Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
  • Provider Services News

  • Access Strategy Partners Inc helps improve access to new medical technologies for healthcare providers
  • Hospital and IDN News

  • Baptist Health South Florida, Boca Raton Regional Hospital to merge in 2019
  • LifePoint, LHC Group joint venture finalizes two acquisitions
  • UPMC appoints new leaders for Central Region
  • GPO News

  • Intalere releases new podcast episode, "The State of Specialty Pharmacy"
  • Distributor News
    Henry Schein hosts 20th annual Holiday Cheer For Children program
    Henry Schein Inc (Melville, NY) is celebrating the season with more than 1,200 underserved children and their families as part of the company's 20th annual Holiday Cheer for Children program, an initiative created to help ensure that each participating child enjoys the holidays. This year, Henry Schein employees from 22 company locations in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, and the U.K. participated in the program. The program takes many forms depending on the location, with employees often collecting and donating gifts and food to local nonprofit organizations, or sponsoring individual children and purchasing toys, clothing, and other gifts for them.
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    Owens & Minor names new CFO
    Owens & Minor Inc (Richmond, VA) appointed Robert K. Snead as EVP and CFO, effective December 6, 2018. Snead has served as interim CFO since June 2018. Snead joined Owens & Minor in 2010 as VP of corporate development, increasing his responsibility and experience as he assumed additional roles, including leading strategy, investor relations, and financial planning and analysis.
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    Manufacturer News
    Abbott to present at 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
    Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) announced it will present at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Brian Yoor, EVP of finance and CFO, will present at the conference at 11 a.m. CT. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible through Abbott's Investor Relations website. An archived edition of the presentation will be available the next day.
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    BD announces completion of enterprise level cybersecurity assessment from UL LLC Healthcare
    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (Franklin Lakes, NJ) announced the completion of an enterprise level cybersecurity assessment from UL LLC Healthcare (Northbrook, IL). This independent assessment evaluates corporate cybersecurity programs and policies to ensure that all medical devices developed by a company are built with robust cybersecurity standards, in line with the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) and are only released to the market after appropriate protocols and testing are completed. In addition to UL assessment of cybersecurity as it relates to BD security processes, BD also announced the BD FACSLyric flow cytometer, as the first BD product to receive certification under the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP).
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    Fresenius Medical Care North America contributes record gunding to National Kidney Foundation
    Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) (Waltham, MA) raised more than $800,000 for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) centerpiece Kidney Walk fundraiser, the nation’s largest fundraising initiative to fight kidney disease. The company, which served as National Presenting Sponsor, bested its own record set last year by more than $100,000, raising the most ever by a National Team, the company said. FMCNA’s sponsorship included a $400,000 corporate contribution and more than $400,000 in donations raised by FMCNA employees who participated in the walks.
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    Smith & Nephew announces US launch of PICO 7 Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
    Smith & Nephew (London, UK) announced the US launch of the new PICO 7 Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT). According to the company, PICO 7 delivers a more efficient vacuum and superior leak management than the previous version, designed to support improved application on anatomically challenging areas where it is traditionally more difficult to achieve and maintain a seal. It also includes an industry-first dressing-full indicator, which is intended to help reduce unnecessary dressing changes and wastage. For the patient, PICO 7 is more than 25% quieter than the previous version. There is also a new user-interface to simplify patient operation and a belt clip to improve portability.
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    Provider Services News
    Access Strategy Partners Inc helps improve access to new medical technologies for healthcare providers
    Access Strategy Partners Inc (ASPI) (Braintree, MA) announced the launch of its new platform that “aligns medical device companies with healthcare providers and supply chain organizations to simplify the acquisition of leading-edge technologies.” This new global enterprise will prepare small and mid-size device companies for successful commercial engagement with IDNs and GPOs in the US and a qualified distribution network to support client sales efforts worldwide, the company said. The company’s founding partners Jim Walker, Armin Cline, John Strong, and Bob Phelps are launching ASPI with a staff of 15 with extensive experience and expertise in the industry, including executives from leading device companies worldwide and large US provider and supply chain organizations. Click here to learn more.
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    Hospital and IDN News
    Baptist Health South Florida, Boca Raton Regional Hospital to merge in 2019
    Baptist Health South Florida (Miami, FL) and Boca Raton Regional Hospital (Boca Raton, FL) signed a formal letter of intent to merge next year. The 400-bed Boca Raton hospital has been searching for a strategic health system partner for nearly two years. BRRH chose Baptist Health from a list of five competitors. Baptist Health and BRRH intend to reach a definitive agreement early next year and expect to finalize the deal by summer.
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    LifePoint, LHC Group joint venture finalizes two acquisitions
    A joint venture between LifePoint Health (Brentwood, TN) and LHC Group (Lafayette, LA), a home healthcare provider, has acquired two home healthcare providers. LifePoint and LHC purchased and share ownership of Guardian Health Services (Hickory, NC) and Commonwealth Home Health Care (Danville, VA). LHC has majority ownership and will manage the home health providers. Guardian will be affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center, part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, and Commonwealth Home Health Care will be affiliated with Sovah Health-Danville, a LifePoint facility.
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    UPMC appoints new leaders for Central Region
    UPMC announced that Jerry Murray, current president, UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford, will transition into a new leadership role as VP, special projects, of UPMC’s Central Region. Following his transition, Jan Fisher, COO for UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford, will be promoted to president of both hospitals.
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    GPO News
    Intalere releases new podcast episode, "The State of Specialty Pharmacy"
    Intalere (St. Louis, MO) released "The State of Specialty Pharmacy,” featuring Intalere partner Suzette DiMascio, in the latest episode of its Illuminated Path podcast series. In this episode, host Evan Danis welcomes DiMascio, president and CEO of CSI Specialty Group. In this episode, she discusses her strategic insight on marketplace trends – specifically, what’s driving the explosive growth of specialty pharmacy. DiMascio speaks about her commitment to help every healthcare provider, regardless of size, understand specialty pharmacy and the financial ROI it can make to an organization. Click here to listen to the podcast.
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