Synapse Acquisition

Deal increases market leadership as the nation’s largest, most comprehensive provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring

November 19, 2019 (Brentwood, TN)—SpecialtyCare—the nation’s leading provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), perfusion, and surgical services—announced today that it has acquired Indianapolis-based IONM provider Synapse. This transaction extends SpecialtyCare’s market leadership position as the largest and most comprehensive provider of patient-centered IONM services to surgeons, hospitals, surgery centers, and health systems.

Synapse Acquisition

(L-R) SpecialtyCare IONM President Jonathan Walters, Synapse Owner Michelle Nagel, SpecialtyCare CEO Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA

SpecialtyCare CEO, Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA, said, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with a company as innovative and patient-centered as Synapse. When two companies share these values and are committed to building a highly-skilled, confident team, it is a winning combination for the patients, hospitals, and communities we support.”

With Synapse, SpecialtyCare increases the number of associates available to support cases in our existing markets across the United States while adding significant new coverage in Indiana and Kentucky. “When I started Synapse almost two decades ago, I made a commitment to build the best team possible to exceed the highest possible standards of customer and patient care,” Michelle Nagel Synapse’s owner remarked. “We’ve done that, and have found a partner in SpecialtyCare who will nurture our existing team and continue to expand our opportunities for growth and development.”

“Together, Synapse and SpecialtyCare will continue to provide unmatched neuromonitoring services to even more customers,” remarked Jonathan Walters, SpecialtyCare’s President IONM. “SpecialtyCare is extremely proud to be the leaders in IONM practice and the addition of the talented team from Synapse will only enhance our ability to provide exceptional patient care.

About SpecialtyCare

With over 1,500 clinicians supporting over 410,000 procedures annually, SpecialtyCare provides the highest quality people, services, and technology to the operating room. More than 1,100 hospitals and 13,500 physicians trust SpecialtyCare to help them achieve exceptional care outcomes, regulatory compliance, and financial results. By maintaining the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry (SCOPE™), the largest procedural database of its kind, we identify standards, determine benchmarks, disseminate best practices, and foster innovations and efficiencies that improve patient outcomes. Accredited and certified by The Joint Commission, SpecialtyCare develops expertise beyond industry requirements. Customers trust our highly trained clinicians delivering excellence in perfusion, ECMO, intraoperative neuromonitoring, autotransfusion, sterile processing management, surgical assist, and minimally invasive surgical support.


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Kaitlin Pickrel, 615-345-5395
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