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SpecialtyCare is your partner for high quality outcomes, patient safety, and optimal financial results. Our expert clinicians are highly trained, certified, and work as integrated members of your team, dedicated to helping make your OR operate as efficiently as possible.

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SpecialtyCare Provides Premier, Outsourced, OR Services

SpecialtyCare is your industry leader in patient care and safety. We focus on successful outcomes and positive financial results. Our expert clinicians are highly trained, certified, and work seamlessly with members of your surgical team. We are dedicated to helping make your operating room run as efficiently as possible. Our team accomplishes this by dedicating our skills to do what we do best: perfusion, intraoperative neuromonitoring, autotransfusion, sterile processing management, surgical assist, and minimally invasive surgical support. When you want the best care possible for your patients, when you want clinical excellence, choose SpecialtyCare.

Perfusion

SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of perfusion services in the United States. We support 1 in 8 of all heart surgeries performed in the country every year.

Each year, 350,000 people require open-heart surgery and related cardiovascular perfusion support. These procedures require a knowledgeable team of perfusionists, who are critical members of the OR surgical team. By operating the heart-lung machine throughout surgery, they maintain the patient’s heart and lung function while the surgeon makes necessary repairs.

Hospitals nationwide choose us for our deep resources and commitment to patients.

ECMO

SpecialtyCare is responding to the need for ECMO services by providing our partners with quality programs. As the leader in OR innovation, SpecialtyCare will assess your ECMO program needs to help build a new program or evaluate a current program’s effectiveness. We know exactly what it takes to run an ECMO program efficiently and effectively.

IONM

Intraoperative neuromonitoring, also known as IONM, is the monitoring of a patient’s central nervous system that includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, by a clinician. IONM is used during surgeries in which the central nervous system can be at risk.

Our surgical neurophysiologists work alongside the world’s leading surgeons to review and interpret data in real time and identify the early signs of evolving neural injury. That means interventions can be implemented promptly to avoid or mitigate long-term neural deficit.

SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services in the nation, with 110,000 cases every year.

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Autotransfusion

Our Autotransfusion program is designed to enhance a hospital’s blood management program by recycling the patient’s own blood. This, in turn, cuts down on hospital costs tremendously. For example, if a hospital were better equipped to avoid transfusions for 1,000 patients a year, that would be the equivalent of saving $4 million annually.

Autotransfusion is portable, easy, and avoids many outcomes that would come from standard blood transfusions. The response time from our clinical technicians is under 60 minutes, and they provide autotransfusion both inside and outside of the operating room.

Neurodiagnostic Services

Patient care starts with accurate diagnostics tests. This is why doctors all over the nation depend on SpecialtyCare for our leading neurodiagnostics services. Here are the services we offer:

Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound: TCD determines the blood flow in the major arteries in the brain. It is useful in detecting brain disease and evaluating stroke or TIA.

Carotid Duplex Ultrasound: CD provides important information about the carotid arteries and blood flow to the brain. It’s used to detect possible arterial disease.

Electroencephalography: An EEG is used to record electrical activity in the brain, similar to how an EKG records heart activity. An EEG can help determine many conditions such as stroke, dementia, narcolepsy, seizures, tumors, and more.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Support

SpecialtyCare has an annual caseload of 160,000 for minimally invasive surgical support. Our support team, known as MISS (Minimally Invasive Surgical Support) provides the back-up your team needs for all the technical demands of the surgical environment. Our highly trained clinicians use the latest video tower technology and surgical instruments to improve the outcome of the patient.

MISS will also save you the cost of hiring, training, equipping and managing a team of minimally invasive technicians. We can also save you money by converting to reusable equipment, maintaining current instruments with repairs and replacements, and eliminating immediate use of steam sterilization.

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Sterile Processing Consulting

At SpecialtyCare, sterile process management is a top priority. Our Sterile Process Department practices are designed to support any given surgery team by increasing efficiency and satisfaction. Our goal is always to provide the safest and highest quality outcome for the patient.

We will establish goals for your department to track clear signs of progress toward higher quality service, including tray errors, cart errors, IUS rate and case delays. We also perform ongoing audits and assessments to ensure improvement.

Deep Brain Stimulation

DBS is a neurosurgical procedure where a device called a neurostimulator is planted where it can send electrical impulses to specific targets in the brain. This is used for the medical treatment of numerous conditions like Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive compulsive-disorder, dystonia, and tremors.

DBS changes brain activity in a controlled manner, and its effects are reversible. The DBS system has three components: the implanted pulse generator, the lead, and an extension. The pulse generator is battery-operated and covered by a titanium case.

SpecialtyCare leads the market in DBS procedures in the United States, performing more than 800 procedures (one in every eight) each year. We provide expertise in microelectrode recording (MER) and stimulation mapping techniques.

Surgical Assist

Using SpecialtyCare Surgical Assist can be a huge benefit to hospitals across America. Our procedures can save your facility in downtime and expense and improve overall efficiency. We take over the costs of recruiting, training, insuring, credentialing, and paying the surgical assistance.

Our assistants are always available to work as members of your operating team, under your procedures and within your rules. Our team consists of registered nurse first assistants, physician assistants, and certified surgical assistants. We offer assistance to a wide range of areas, including neuro/spine, cardio, ortho, urology, plastics, and robotics.

Patient Blood Management

Overuse of blood transfusions in hospitals continues to be a big concern in the current healthcare field. Recent studies show that anywhere between 40-60% of blood transfusions are inappropriate. By using our Patient Blood Management program, also known as PBM, hospitals will see a reduction in blood-related costs, fewer readmissions, and reduced length of stay.

This is because of our commitment to high-quality patient care. Our program features four cornerstones of care: anemia management, coagulation optimization, interdisciplinary blood conservation modalities, and patient-centered decisions. We provide consulting to help you manage the change and we also help implement these changes.

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