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Katharina Hathaway, MD, joins Team at the Wound Care Center® at
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital


Birmingham, Ala. (June 12, 2015) – Katharina Hathaway, MD has joined the team at the Wound Care Center at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Hathaway will help lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal. Read More

 



HEALOGICS, INC. AWARDED WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION
FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION


Healogics announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Wound Care Management Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 

An estimated 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow more than two percent during the next decade. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possible amputation of the affected limb. Advanced wound care can help prevent amputation and improve quality outcomes. Read More



Second Annual Wound Care Awareness Week Kicks off June 1
Healogics, Inc. is Sponsoring Wound Care Awareness Week June 1 – June 5, 2015 in cities nationwide.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 1, 2015) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of wound care services, is sponsoring the second Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week from June 1 to June 5.  Healogics along with its affiliated companies manages nearly 800 outpatient Wound Care Centers® in the United States, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.  Program directors, community education specialists and Wound Care Center consultants across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices providing education to help staff identify patients that may benefit from advanced wound care. Read More
 




HEALOGICS LAUNCHES NATIONAL EFFORT TO SUPPORT AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
 
Jacksonville, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – Healogics is proud to announce that it has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as a National Team Sponsor. As two leaders in diabetes care, this partnership will bolster our commitment to patient care.
 
Healogics will participate in several fundraisers nation-wide to benefit the ADA and help improve the quality of life for people with diabetes. Some of these fundraisers include the
Tour de Cure® cycling event and the Step Out: Walk to Stop DiabetesRead more


HEALOGICS, INC. ANNOUNCES STUDY OF HEALTH ECONOMIC IMPACT OF
INPATIENT WOUND PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 4, 2015) – Healogics, Inc. today announced a partnership with Quorum Consulting to conduct a health economics outcomes validation study of their Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management Program (Inpatient Program) at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. The Inpatient Program is part of the growing portfolio of services offered by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
 
“This program is a critical pillar to begin to build integrated wound care communities which will help heal more patients by the best means available,” said Healogics president and chief executive officer, Jeff Nelson. “Through structured inpatient wound management, we aim to help hospitals more readily identify patients with or at risk for acquiring chronic wounds.  Early identification and intervention can reduce costs and improve quality outcomes.”   Read more

 



We are proud to announce that the Healogics Patient Safety Institute (HPSI) has been approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to be listed by AHRQ as a patient safety organization. 

Find us here:  http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/listed

 

HPSI is a component of the Healogics Quality program and its mission is to continuously improve the care we deliver by collecting, analyzing, and responding to quality and patient safety data and information.  This includes sharing lessons learned and best practices.  HPSI’s strategy for achieving its mission includes:  collecting patient safety work product; conducting data analysis, investigations and studies that identify, develop, and verify evidence about the quality and safety of care, treatment and services; translating event data into CME/CE learning opportunities and educating providers to adopt, adapt and implement the best evidence into practice that results in enhanced quality of care and patient safety.

 

Questions?  Email us at HPSI@healogics.com




Healogics, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Accelecare Wound Centers, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. March 2, 2015 – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Accelecare Wound Centers, Inc., also a leading provider of wound care services.
 

“This transaction makes tremendous sense for the employees and hospital partners of both companies, and most importantly, the growing population of patients with chronic wounds,” said Jeff Nelson, president and chief executive officer for Healogics. “Combining the two premier wound management companies will allow us to invest in the further development of the advanced wound care market. Both companies have invested in physician services businesses in the last few years, creating opportunities for physicians to engage in wound care full time. There are significant opportunities to raise market awareness. With the data we collect on the large number of wounds treated, we determine the mosteffective treatment pathways for our patients and share them across our provider base.” Continue reading



Gina Hudec, MD, joins Wound Care Center® at Washington Regional Medical Center as Medical Director
 
 
Fayettville, Ark. (January 26, 2015) – Gina Hudec, MD, has joined the Wound Care Center at Washington Regional Medical Center as Medical Director.
 
Dr. Hudec will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
 
Dr. Hudec received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, where she also completed her internship and residency.  
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William H. Dickhoner, MD, joins Liberty Pointe
Wound Care Center® as Medical Director

 
 
Liberty Township, Ohio. (January 26, 2015) – William H. Dickhoner, MD, has joined the Liberty Pointe Wound Care Center as Medical Director.
 
Dr. Dickhoner will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.  
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Peter Muller, MD, FACS, joins the Wound Care Center
at Halifax Regional® as Medical Director
 
 
Halifax, N.C. (December 5, 2014) – Peter Muller, MD, FACS, has joined Healogics, Inc. as Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Halifax Regional®.
 
Dr. Muller will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
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Nathalie D. McCammon-Chase, MD, joins the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at West Suburban Medical Center® as Medical Director
 
 
Chicago (December 8, 2014) – Nathalie D. McCammon-Chase, MD, has joined Healogics, Inc. as the Medical Director for the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at West Suburban Medical Center®.
 
Dr. McCammon-Chase will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.  
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Michael E. Smith, MD, CPE, FACS, joins the Center for Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Jeanes Hospital® as Medical Director
 
 
Philadelphia, Pa. (December 9, 2014) – Michael E. Smith, MD, CPE, FACS, has joined Healogics, Inc. as the Medical Director at the Center for Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Jeanes Hospital®.
 
Dr. Smith will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
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Jean Walsh, DO, joins the Resurrection Medical Center's
Wound Healing Center® as Medical Director
 
 
Chicago (December 9, 2014) – Jean Walsh, DO, has joined Healogics, Inc. as Medical Director for the Resurrection Medical Center's Wound Healing Center®.
 
Dr. Walsh will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
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Keron A. Ferguson, MD, joins the Orlando Health System as Medical Director
for Dr. P. Phillips and South Seminole Wound Healing Center®
 
 
Orlando, Fla. (December 5, 2014) – Keron A. Ferguson, MD, has joined Healogics, Inc. as Medical Director at both Dr. P. Phillips and South Seminole Wound Healing Centers®.
 
Dr. Ferguson received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her Residency and Fellowship at Florida Hospital and is board certified in both Geriatric and Family Medicine.  
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George L. Eckles, Jr., MD, joins the Gateway Wound Care Center® as Medical Director
 
 
Clarksville, Tenn. (December 9, 2014) – George L. Eckles, Jr., MD, has joined Healogics, Inc. as the Medical Director at the Gateway Wound Care Center®.
 
Dr. Eckles will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.  
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Farron C. Hunt, MD, FAAFP, joins the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Wound Healing Center® as Medical Director
 
Beaumont, Texas (December 9, 2014) – Farron C. Hunt, MD, FAAFP, has joined Healogics, Inc. as Medical Director at the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Wound Healing Center.
 
Dr. Hunt will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
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Alexandra Lukianoff, RN, BSN, MD, joins the Eastern Connecticut Health Network Center for Wound Healing® as Medical Director
 
 
Manchester, Conn. (December 9, 2014) – Alexandra Lukianoff, RN, BSN, MD, has joined Healogics, Inc. as the Medical Director at the Eastern Connecticut Health Network Center for Wound Healing.
 
Dr. Lukianoff will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
 
Dr. Lukianoff received her medical degree from the Universty of Connecticut School of Medicine.  
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Curtis D. Schultz, MD, joins the Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric and the Davis Regional Wound Healing Center as Medical Director
 
 
Hickory, NC (December 9, 2014) – Curtis D. Schultz, MD, has joined Healogics, Inc. as the Medical Director for the Catawba Valley Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric and the Davis Regional Wound Healing Center.
 
Dr. Schultz will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
 
Dr. Schultz received his medical degree from University of Miami Medical School. He performed his family medicine Residency at the USAF Regional Hospital on Carswell Airforce Base in Texas.  
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Healogics, Inc. Dedicates Week to Diabetic Foot Ulcer Education
Healogics October Diabetes Campaign is taking place October 27 - 31, 2014 in cities nationwide.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 28, 2014) – In preparation for Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Healogics, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of advanced wound care services, is dedicating October 27 through October 31 to providing education about diabetic foot ulcers. Read more...
 




Healogics, Inc. Names Diane Psaras as New Chief Human Resources Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 16, 2014) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, announced today that Diane Psaras has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Read more...




Healogics i-heal® 2.0 EHR Receives
ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 25, 2014) – Healogics i-heal 2.0 EHR has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
 
i-heal 2.0 is Healogics proprietary platform which integrates leading edge wound science into Wound Care Center® workflows to help advance clinical quality, operational efficiency, and financial performance. This powerful tool is designed to support clinical decision making, simplifying the documentation process, and reinforcing the use of evidence based medicine.
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Devn Anderson Frandsen, D.O. Joins the Grand View

Wound Care Center® as Medical Director


(Sellersville, PA) – Devn Anderson Frandsen, D.O., has joined Healogics, Inc.as medical director at the Grand View Wound Care Center at Grand View Hospital.

Frandsen will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
 

He was most recently on staff with Vista Health System, working at the Advanced Wound Center in Waukegan, WI as Wound Care Physician. He recently completed a Wound Healing and Tissue Repair fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. read more...


 

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Completes Acquisition of Healogics from Metalmark Capital
 

New York, July 1, 2014 - Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) and Healogics Holding Corp. (“Healogics”) announced today that funds managed by CD&R have completed the previously-announced acquisition of Healogics, the largest advanced wound care services provider in the United States, from Metalmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners. The transaction is valued at approximately $910 million. Additional terms were not disclosed. Read more...

 



Healogics, Inc. Dedicates Week to Raising Awareness of Chronic Wounds
Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 2 – June 6, 2014 in cities nationwide.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 3, 2014) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of wound care services, is sponsoring the first Healogics Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6.  Healogics along with its affiliated companies manages nearly 600 outpatient Wound Care Centers in the United States, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.  Program directors, community education specialists and Wound Care Center consultants across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices providing education to help staff identify patients that may benefit from advanced wound care.  
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Healogics, Inc., the Nation’s Wound Care Services Leader Acquired by
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Transaction Valued At $910 Million

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JACKSONVILLE – May 21, 2014 - Healogics, Inc. announced an agreement under which CD&R-managed funds will acquire Healogics Holding Corp., the largest advanced wound care services provider in the U.S., from Metalmark Capital and Scale Venture Partners. The transaction is valued at $910 million. Additional terms were not disclosed.  
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NFPA® Appoints Richard C. Barry as Chair of the Technical Committee for NFPA® 53 Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– Richard C. Barry, Vice President of Safety & Technical for Healogics, was recently appointed as Chair of the Technical Committee for NFPA® 53 Recommended Practice on Materials, Equipment and Systems Used in Oxygen-Enriched Atmospheres.  NFPA 53 is published by the National Fire Protection Association and is utilized as a source document for recommendation to those industries that work with and in oxygen-enriched atmospheres.

Healogics is the largest provider of outpatient wound care management services in the nation.  Operating nearly 6000 Wound Care Centers®, Healogics and its affiliated companies, touch the lives of more than 200,000 patients each year. 

Barry has been with Healogics for just over 14 years and oversees parts of training, maintenance and a team of Regional Directors of Safety.  In addition to NFPA 53, Barry is also a member of the technical committee for NFPA 99 on Hyperbaric and Hypobarics.

 



Healogics, Inc. Named one of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies on The Inc.500|5000

Healogics, Inc. Ranks on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000
with Three-Year Sales Growth of 260%
 
 
JACKSONVILLE, FLA (September 17, 2013) -- Inc. magazine recently ranked Healogics, Inc. on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Healogics, Inc.  joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
 
“It is an honor to be named to the Inc.5000 list for 2013. Chronic wounds affect millions of people each year yet only about 1/3 of the hospitals in the U.S. have a physician-led wound care center,” said Jeff Nelson, president and CEO of Healogics, Inc.  “Our growth represents improved access for patients to specialized care that could otherwise result in poor outcomes and increased cost to the health care system.”  Nelson goes on to say, “Healogics continues to look for innovative ways to reach and treat people with chronic wounds, everywhere we can, through the best means available.”
 
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion. "Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.



Modern Healthcare names Healogics one of “Healthcare’s Hottest” companies for 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 4, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s list of ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ companies for 2013.
 
Modern Healthcare’s ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ program named the 40 fastest growing companies in various sectors of the healthcare industry.  To be eligible, the organization must have generated a minimum of $20 million in annual revenue in the most recent fiscal year. 
Healogics and its affiliated companies partner with more than 550 hospitals in the United States to provide advanced wound care services across the care continuum and treat approximately 200,000 patients per year.  Healogics has treated more than 2 million wounds and continues to explore opportunities to reach more patients in additional care settings and underserved geographic areas.

“It is a great accomplishment to be named as one of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ companies for 2013.  The professionals at Healogics strive to develop new ways to reach patients with chronic, non-healing wounds.  The chronic wound epidemic continues to affect millions of people in the U.S. and is growing as the population ages and the incidences of diabetes and obesity increase,” said Healogics president and CEO Jeff Nelson.  “As we continue to grow our business, we remain committed to healing patients everywhere we can, by the best means available.”

The ranked order list of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Healthcare’s Hottest’ companies for 2013 will be published in September.



Healogics and The Ohio State University Renew Partnership

 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (September 3, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, has announced an agreement to continue its partnership with The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  Since 2004, Healogics and OSU have been working together through clinical research and education, to directly impact the wound care industry.  Healogics brings a myriad of operational and clinical best practices to effectively and efficiently manage The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Comprehensive Wound Center. 
 
Chronic wounds affect millions of people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising, fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy.  Untreated, chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Healogics and OSU have made a commitment to raise awareness of the chronic wound epidemic to help more patients get the care they need.
 
“Effective academic-industry partnership is key to transforming health care. It is an extraordinary opportunity to transform clinical care, education and research nationwide,” said Chandan Sen, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Executive Director, Ohio State’s Comprehensive Wound Center.
 
“The combination of Healogics’ operational, clinical and financial expertise with OSU’s world-class research is a formula for success. We continue to look to OSU to help us advance the field of regenerative medicine, to translate healing from bench to bedside,” said Healogics president & CEO Jeff Nelson. 
 
In March 2014, Healogics and OSU will host the first annual Science and Industry Summit, an event that will bring together dynamic business leaders and cutting-edge scientists in the field of advanced wound care.  The Summit will be held in conjunction with the 7th Annual Translational to Clinical Regenerative Medicine Conference (
http://regenerativemedicineconference.osu.edu), a CME event hosted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


 

Healogics Clinical Experts’ Research Study Published Online In Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology
 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 31, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, today announced the recent online publication of research study results authored by a team of clinical experts, James R. Wilcox, RN and D. Scott Covington, MD as well as Marissa J. Carter, PhD, MA in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology.  The research study titled Frequency of Debridements and Time to Heal:  A Retrospective Cohort Study of 312,744 Wounds, examines the importance of frequent debridement as it relates to reducing the potential time to heal complex wounds.  Highlights of the study include the following:
 

  • More than 312,000 wounds of all types were analyzed in 115,000 patients, making this study the largest, most comprehensive work to date on debridement and healing outcomes.

  • The study found that more frequent debridement, performed weekly, was associated with faster healing times (P< .001).

“I am very excited and honored to have our results of this study published in JAMA Dermatology,” said James R. Wilcox, RN, Director of Research and Quality of Healogics. “This study adds further depth to our commitment to lead the way in developing and implementing the best possible clinical practice guidelines based on available data and research.”   
Scott Covington, MD, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs of Healogics said, “The results of this study provide clear and compelling evidence of the critical role that the appropriate timing and frequency of debridement plays in the healing of complex wounds.”  


Click here to read the full study


 

Linda Ellis Joins Healogics, Inc. as President of Healogics Specialty Physicians
 


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 26, 2013) – Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services, has added Linda Ellis to their leadership team as President of the Healogics Specialty Physicians business unit.

“I am pleased to announce the addition of another highly respected, experienced leader to our management team,” said Jeffrey W. Nelson, chief executive officer of Healogics. “Linda brings our leadership team a deep well of skills and experiences in working with and leading physicians.” Nelson continued, “As we continue to invest in and expand our Healogics Specialty Physicians business, Linda will provide the leadership to guide our strategy and execution as part of our growth in treating the significant and expanding problem that chronic wounds represent.  Our Healogics Specialty Physicians take the evidence-based wound care techniques utilized in Healogics Wound Care Centers throughout the country, and deliver them across the continuum of care.  Whether it be in an outpatient Wound Care Center or a skilled nursing facility, they are there to provide excellent patient care.  Our continued and growing direct partnership with physicians is a critical element in our growth strategy.  Linda will work collaboratively with Chris Morrison, MD, FCCWS, FACHM, executive medical director of Healogics Specialty Physicians in this effort.”

Linda Ellis most recently held the role as Chief Operating Officer for CogentHMG following various senior operational leadership roles at Sterling Healthcare and EMCARE.  Linda is a nurse by training, and has also held various hospital leadership roles including Director of Nursing and Vice President of Patient Care.