Healthmark Offers New Vendor Credentialing Program

Healthmark Industries’ clinical affairs team has announced the creation of 13 training programs that will be offered for vendors and manufacturer representatives to satisfy vendor credentialing requirements.

Interim Life in the Age of COVID

An interim director of surgical services is familiar with unpredictability. In a new assignment, the needs of the OR, often disparate, compete for their attention. Prioritizing what to execute first is a delicate balancing act.

Asensus Surgical Announces FDA Clearance in General Surgery

Asensus Surgical Inc. (formerly TransEnterix Inc.) has received an additional FDA clearance for the Senhance Surgical System which allows for indication expansion in general surgery in the United States. A news release states that Asensus Surgical's technology...

Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Innovative Medical Products Offers Value Added Commitment Program

Innovative Medical Products customers have one less thing to worry about – unexpected downtime. With membership in IMP’s Value Added Commitment (VAC) program, customers get a free loaner positioner if theirs ever needs to be repaired. IMP ground ships the loaner free of charge and lets customers use the replacement until repairs are made, with minimal interruption in surgical procedures.

By qualifying as VAC participants, customers receive, in writing, a one-year parts and labor warranty on hardware, plus these benefits:

  • Repairs made to IMP’s specifications with factory-authorized replacement parts
  • Certified testing after repairs to ensure equipment is within specification
  • Free product training for SPD staff on proper sterile processing of IMP positioning devices, as needed (where available)
  • Free surgical staff in-service for all shifts, as needed (where available)
  • Proof of insurance protection

“VAC is the gold standard for customer service and a ‘win-win-win’ for its participants,” Innovative Medical Products Vice President Earl Cole said. “With VAC support on their side, customers not only save money but are able to deliver a higher level of service by minimizing downtime with free loaners and our expert support. VAC participation also mitigates patient risk, as it requires customers to use IMP’s superior Softgoods exclusively, with over 30 years of safe protection to our patients without one reported incident. Only IMP’s ‘VAC’ gives customers the support to keep them operating.”

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