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July 2017
Greenville, South Carolina

medbridge Healthcare Awarded Sleep Diagnostic Services Agreement
with Premier INC

MedBridge Healthcare has been awarded an exclusive group purchasing agreement for sleep diagnostic services with Premier Inc. Effective June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2020, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for outsourcing sleep lab services and management in a hospital or physician practice. 

“We have enjoyed a three-year history with Premier. It is an honor to now be selected as their exclusive provider for Sleep Management and Diagnostic services,” said John Mathias, the Chief Development Officer of MedBridge Healthcare.  “Premier and MedBridge are both focused on the importance of hospitals developing  and growing their integrated sleep programs; providing cost effective patient screening , diagnosis, and improving patient outcomes through adherent treatment.  We are supporting those healthcare institutions and systems who are interested in reducing overall healthcare costs of the communities they serve.  This includes lowering readmission rates and patient length of stays while expediting the transition of patients back to home. Maximizing a patient’s nocturnal ventilation and oxygenation through consistent patient adherence to PAP therapy is our key to success. We look forward to expanding our current relationship with over 30 Premier members and offering our services to all Premier healthcare institutions with the same vision and financial objectives.

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and 130,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. 




December 5, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina

MEDBRIDGE HEALTHCARE WELCOMES INDUSTRY VETERAN AS NEW CEO


MedBridge Healthcare, a premier provider of sleep disorder diagnostic services and treatment, is pleased to announce that Ghentry Pace will be joining the company as its Chief Executive Officer. 

Pace brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience in clinical, operational and financial arenas.  He has held executive leadership roles in integrated healthcare systems, such as Intermountain Healthcare, and a number of Fortune 500 healthcare providers, including Apria Healthcare and Conifer Health Solutions (owned by Tenet Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives).  Most recently, he served as the Senior Revenue Cycle leader for Fresenius Medical Care, the largest dialysis provider in the world.

A seasoned healthcare executive, Pace is a proven and effective leader who has consistently improved both financial performance and patient care quality indicators, and championed innovative approaches to meet a wide array of patient and client needs.

 “Ghentry has a history of successful healthcare leadership and extensive knowledge of the sleep disorder diagnosis and respiratory therapy markets,” said Klaus Koch, the Chairman of the Board of MedBridge Healthcare.  “We are very excited to have him join the MedBridge team.” 

“MedBridge provides innovative patient care solutions and has developed the best practices to better serve the population of more than 70 million people suffering from chronic sleep disorders.  Ghentry brings a passion and commitment to patient care that is completely aligned with our culture and values” said David Leete, MedBridge Healthcare’s Vice President of Finance.

In his role as MedBridge Healthcare’s Chief Executive Officer, Pace will lead a staff of 545 direct services, sleep and respiratory professionals in MedBridge’s mission to engage and support patients suffering from chronic sleep, respiratory, and related healthcare disorders.

“We are pleased to welcome Ghentry to our team at MedBridge as we work to diagnose and treat patients challenged with sleep disorders, with the larger goal of reducing the exacerbation of other serious chronic health conditions, and in parallel striving to reduce the overall cost of care” said Mark Shaver, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Johns Hopkins Medicine and MedBridge Healthcare board member.

“We believe that MedBridge Healthcare sets the standard for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and are confident that the addition of Ghentry Pace to our executive team will lead to the continued improvement and growth of these important services in the markets that we serve,” said John Mathias, Chief Development Officer at MedBridge Healthcare.

About MedBridge Healthcare
MedBridge Healthcare provides more than 125,000 patient care procedures annually with more than 25,000 actively receiving ongoing care. MedBridge provides a comprehensive integrated model for screening, diagnosing, treating, and supporting patient adherence to therapy. MedBridge partners with some of the most innovative healthcare providers in the nation to improve access, cost and care for inpatient, outpatient, employer-based and episodic care populations.

October 1, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina

SLEEPWORKS AND MEDBRIDGE HOME MEDICAL ACQUIRE INTEGRASLEEP AND THE CPAP DIVISION OF ACTIVE HEALTHCARE

Merger brings together two premier sleep services companies

SleepWorks and MedBridge Home Medical announced today that they recently completed the acquisition of IntegraSleep and the CPAP division of Active Healthcare, together operating as the Sound Sleep Institute, an integrated, nationally-recognized program providing diagnostic sleep testing, CPAP equipment, and CPAP supplies for patients with sleep disorders. This transaction brings together four well-respected companies operating in and around Raleigh, NC. 

Robert Miller, Vice President of Operations for SleepWorks announced, “Both SleepWorks and IntegraSleep place great emphasis on a patient-centric approach to sleep medicine. Their focus, like ours, is to provide the best possible care for patients with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, including the timely provision of CPAP equipment and replacement supplies,. Together, we will continue to provide innovative solutions and proactive care for people in the greater Raleigh market.” 

Lisa Feierstein, RN, BSN, MBA, President of Active Healthcare shared, “We are thrilled that our award-winning diagnostic sleep and CPAP supply program is going to a great home that values the tremendous goodwill we have built up in our community. Our transferring team members are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition of service and support”. 

About SleepWorks
SleepWorks, a subsidiary of MedBridge Healthcare, is a market-leading provider of sleep laboratory management services performing more than 60,000 sleep studies annually across 21 states. SleepWorks partners with hospitals and physician practices to provide innovative solutions to serve the sleep testing needs of their patients. SleepWorks’ comprehensive, integrated, management solution delivers a technology-driven approach to patient care that focuses upon improving costs, outcomes and the quality of life for its patients.
www.sleepworksinc.com 

About MedBridge Home Medical
MedBridge Home Medical, a subsidiary of MedBridge Healthcare, offers comprehensive home respiratory care for the treatment of sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions.  MedBridge Home Medical’s mission to provide “better healthcare for better living” drives an integrated care program designed to empower its clinicians and the physicians they serve. Through this centralized, automated approach to patient care, MedBridge Home Medical is setting a new standard for therapy adherence that far out paces the national average.
www.medbridgehealthcare.com 

About Active Healthcare
Active Healthcare is an award-winning industry leader in the treatment of respiratory and diabetic conditions, helping North Carolinians lead healthier lives since 1990. Active Healthcare is passionately dedicated to patient care and quality of life throughout North Carolina. For more information, visit www.ActiveHealthcare.com . 

About IntegraSleep
State-of-the-art IntegraSleep centers in Raleigh, Durham-Chapel Hill, and Clayton, provide all-inclusive sleep management programs to diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. IntegraSleep is passionately dedicated to patient care and quality of life. For more information, visit www.IntegraSleep.com .

March 1, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina

MEDBRIDGE HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH SLEEP SERVICES OF AMERICA

Merger joins two premier sleep services companies.

MedBridge Healthcare, a leader in the field of sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment, and Sleep Services of America (SSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Johns Hopkins Health System, have agreed to merge. Effective March 1, 2016, SSA will become an operating subsidiary of MedBridge Healthcare.  John Mathias, President of SSA, will join the MedBridge Healthcare senior management team while continuing to lead SSA.

This transaction brings together two of the most well-respected sleep services companies in the United States. SSA currently operates locations in Maryland, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.  MedBridge Healthcare and SSA, collectively, provided more than 60,000 diagnostic sleep studies in 2015, and will serve patients from over 140 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia.  

Matt Mellott, President of MedBridge Healthcare stated, “Both MedBridge Healthcare and Sleep Services of America have strong reputations for putting patients first and providing the highest quality clinical services for their clients.  Together, we will provide innovative patient care solutions and combine best practices to better serve the increasing population of those suffering from sleep disorders.”

“Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to SSA and to the advancement of the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders,” stated Mark Shaver, vice president of business development and strategic alliances for Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Continued focus in the development of innovative programs to improve the health of this community will remain steadfast, in the many health systems SSA serves.”

About MedBridge Healthcare
Formed in July 2004, MedBridge Healthcare is a leading provider of diagnostic and respiratory therapy services for the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders.  MedBridge Healthcare operates 110 sleep centers and a network of DME locations across 18 states.

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