Sterigenics International has announced expansion at its Fort Worth, Texas location, with the addition of a new gamma cell that will increase capacity by 30 percent. Expan-sion will be complete by Q2 2017.
“We have committed more than $80 million in capital investments in the past year to support our customers’ growth strategies,” said Michael Mulhern, CEO of Sterigenics International. “In addition to our Fort Worth expansion, we tripled sterilization capacity at the Sterigenics West Memphis, Arkansas location; signiﬁ cantly expanded our Gurnee, Illinois irradiation facility and increased our global service capabilities with the acquisition of leading Latin American sterilization ﬁ rm Companhia Brasileira de Esterilização (CBE).”
“The Fort Worth expansion is the direct result of increased regional demand for Sterigenics irradiation services,” Sterigenics International President Philip Macnabb said. “We are adding gamma processing capacity of up to 5 million cubic feet per year in Texas, with a product overlap system which will provide the capability to process numerous dose ranges and a wide variety of densities.”
naviHealth Inc., a Cardinal Health company, recently announced the acquisition of RightCare Solutions Inc., a health care decision support software service provider specializing in hospital discharge planning software and readmissions management. RightCare’s software is pow-ered by proprietary, evidence-based decision-support technology developed in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
RightCare licenses its proprietary software to hospitals and health systems to assess patients for post-acute care needs, determine risk of readmission, and coordinate patient discharges to high-quality post-acute care provid-ers, with the ultimate goal of improving care transitions and health outcomes. The company also licenses its software to post-acute care providers, allowing them to save signiﬁ cant time and money in managing referrals from nearby hospitals by automating many of the administrative tasks involved in accepting referrals.
naviHealth has grown rapidly since its founding and currently provides post-acute management solutions in 28 states. naviHealth pioneered a “high tech, high touch” model to manage post-acute care, matching local market clinicians with proprietary decision support technology and analytics.
The company serves nearly 2 million health plan mem-bers and over 75 hospitals and physician groups.