Checking the Vitals Healthcare Podcast
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CHECKING THE PULSE OF HEALTHCARE

ABOUT THIS MEDICAL PODCAST

Todd Schlosser Checking the Vitals

Welcome to our medical podcast, Checking the Vitals. I’m your host Todd Schlosser. My interest in healthcare and the medical field started a few years ago when my father had a severe stroke. When talking to the doctors, they told us there was nothing they could do. I was shocked that with all of the advancements in medicine, there were still blind spots in care delivery. This led me to want to talk to those in the medical field to see who is pushing their fields forward. Who is improving the quality of care and breaking new innovations so families don’t have to go through what mine did when we lost our father and doctors don’t have to deliver the bad news to patients’ families that nothing can be done.

In this medical podcast, we will dive deep into the healthcare space, from the people that dedicate their lives to patient care to the companies improving patient outcomes through innovation. From well-respected surgeons and thought leaders to those on the front lines of healthcare, we’ll bring you conversations with those making a difference both in the OR and beyond. Through in-depth interviews with nurses, sterile processing technicians, clinical managers, and even healthcare technology companies and startups, we’ll discuss what’s on the horizon in the industry in regards to careers, technology, and innovation. The heartbeat of healthcare is strong and ever-changing and we look forward to bringing you both the latest trends and the personal stories of those whose lives have been touched by healthcare professionals. Listen to the latest episodes of Checking the Vitals, a healthcare podcast focused on innovation.

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This medical podcast is powered by SpecialtyCare, the leader in allied health services.

SpecialtyCare is the market leader in perfusion and intraoperative neuromonitoring, and the industry’s choice for autotransfusion, sterile processing consulting, surgical assist, and minimally invasive surgical support. Doctors and hospitals should always have the best possible means to ensure the most positive patient outcomes, while simultaneously maintaining their own financial health and success.

To help our customers achieve this, we are committed to delivering exceptional care outcomes, patient safety, and financial results in more than 1,100 hospitals and health systems, supporting 13,500 physicians during 400,000+ procedures annually.

With over 1,700 clinicians providing the highest possible quality care, we have a national presence that gives our medical team access to extensive, unmatched clinical data for conducting research to identify trends, determine benchmarks, create new and better practices, and innovation that advances patient care.

SpecialtyCare holds a Health Care Staffing Certification and an Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission and we have our own university, which includes a fully equipped operating room for training our clinicians. We develop expertise beyond required certifications so that your surgical team can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence.

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SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of perfusion services in the U.S. Trusted by more than 350 hospitals to support 134,000 procedures in 2018, no one else even comes close. With our national presence and local clinicians, we support 1 in 8 of all heart surgeries performed in the country every year. Specializing in top tier outsourced clinical services, SpecialtyCare can help you create a program that meets all of your perfusion needs. We work seamlessly with your operating room team to increase OR efficiency, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes. We’re here to support the surgical team, but most importantly, we’re here to support the patient.

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SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) services in the nation, with 110,000 cases every year. Our people work alongside the world’s leading surgeons to help identify any early signs of neurological injury. Our surgical neurophysiologist clinicians are backed by a skilled team of IONM physicians, who provide additional support with real-time monitoring through telecommunication, enabling timely interventions to avoid long-term neural problems. At SpecialtyCare, the health of the patient always comes first. As a partner in IONM, we are your insurance policy against risk and the high cost of patient injury, even during the most complex procedures like spine surgery, brain surgery, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and general orthopedic surgery. You can rely on our expertise in IONM to reduce risk and help ensure patient safety.

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SpecialtyCare’s Minimally Invasive Surgical Support Team provides the support your hospital needs for the technical demands of surgery. We work with surgeons all across America to provide surgical support that increases positive outcomes with patients and reduces the overall cost for hospitals. Our highly trained clinicians use the latest video tower technology and surgical instruments to make sure surgeons are satisfied and to keep the operating room running as smoothly as humanly possible.

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Checking the Vitals with Greg Lanford

In this conversation, Dr. Lanford and I discuss his career path to becoming a neurosurgeon and how he incorporates an entrepreneurial spirit into his medical practice. We also discuss the factors that led him to be an early adopter of new technologies ...
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Checking The Vitals with Dr Brian Lima

Checking The Vitals with Dr Brian Lima

In our conversation, Dr. Lima and I discuss what led him to a career in healthcare, specifically heart transplantation surgery and how future plans include him authoring his own book. I think you'll find the part of the conversation about engaging a heart failure specialist early on in the heart ...
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Checking the Vitals with Dr Mark Li

Today my guest is Dr. Mark Li, the Chief of Neurosurgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network. In this conversation, Dr. Li and I discuss how imaging has changed the way we look at and treat issues with the brain. I think you’ll particularly enjoy our discussion about the three different ...
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Checking the Vitals with Eric Tesdahl

Checking the Vitals with Eric Tesdahl

In this conversation, Eric and I discuss the importance of and process of data collection at SpecialtyCare and how this information is analyzed and converted into peer-reviewed research papers ...
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Did you know September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month? . Check out all of the incredible programs The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) is leading to foster improved outcomes for patients requiring neurosurgery. Check out NREF's podcast! @NSGYPodcast

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