Advanced Perfusion Care Joins SpecialtyCare, Leading Provider of Perfusion Services

PINEHURST, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Advanced Perfusion Care, Inc., (APC) the second largest provider of perfusion and autotransfusion services, announced today that it had completed the sale of the company to SpecialtyCare, the largest provider of outsourced clinical services in the nation. APC presently serves eighteen hospitals in six states and the District of Columbia and supports more than 8,000 open heart and autotransfusion cases. With the addition of APC, SpecialtyCare will provide clinical services to more than 545 hospitals including perfusion services to over 180 open heart surgery programs.

“With SpecialtyCare, we deepen our relationship with our hospital customers by bringing them high quality services that will create efficiencies in the OR beyond perfusion,” said David Christaldi, President and CEO of APC. “Our current staff and hospital customers will benefit from a company that is large and diverse enough to successfully navigate the changing healthcare environment.”

APC had considered various opportunities to better position the company for the future and the result is finding a like-minded, outcomes driven organization that understands and mirrors their high quality approach to perfusion services. David Christaldi, CEO and Michael Curry, COO, plan on remaining with the company in consulting roles.

Gary Brukardt, Chairman and CEO of SpecialtyCare, said, “APC is an outstanding provider of perfusion and autotransfusion services and we are very excited to have them join our company as SpecialtyCare continues to grow and become the premier provider of outsourced clinical services to hospitals and other providers.”

About Advanced Perfusion Care, Inc.

Headquartered in Pinehurst, North Carolina, the company serves eighteen hospital clients in six states and the District of Columbia and supports more than 4,000 open heart cases and 4,000 autotransfusion cases. Founded in 1989 by perfusionist David Christaldi, the company provides perfusion and autotransfusion services to hospitals.

About SpecialtyCare

Headquartered in Nashville, TN, SpecialtyCare is the largest and most experienced provider of outsourced perfusion, clinical technician, minimally invasive surgical support services and other specialty clinical services in the United States. SpecialtyCare’s clinicians also provide surgical assist, intraoperative neurological monitoring, and sterile processing department services. The company serves more than 545 hospitals, including more than 180 cardiac surgery programs at hospitals in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Germany. SpecialtyCare employs more than 900 clinicians who support more than 290,000 surgical procedures annually.


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