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Consulate Takes Aim at Readmissions with
New Diagnostics, Lab Partnership




By Maggie Flynn | July 9, 2019
The largest skilled nursing provider in Florida moved to bolster its diagnostic capabilities with an eye toward reducing costly hospital readmissions.

Consulate Health Care late last month announced a partnership agreement with TridentUSA Health Services to provide radiology, ultrasound, and laboratory services to Consulate’s senior care facilities across the U.S.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies have been business partners for more than a decade, and the agreement formalizes a multi-year preferred provider agreement for Trident to be the primary provider of mobile diagnostic services across the portfolio of 133 Consulate facilities, Trident CEO Andrei Soran told Skilled Nursing News in an e-mail.

“Consulate currently benefits from a bundled package of diagnostic services, including X-ray, ultrasound, and clinical laboratory services,” he said. “As Consulate’s preferred provider, facilities benefit from having a single source for its most important diagnostic services.”

Trident, a mobile health solutions provider that offers diagnostics in 36 states, is also exploring additional services, such as analytics and clinical research as the acuity of patients at the Maitland, Fla.-based Consulate rises, he noted.

By enhancing Consulate’s clinical offerings, the partnership supports the SNF provider’s goal of reducing readmissions, Consulate CEO Chris Bryson said in a statement announcing the partnership.

Improving clinical offerings is top of mind for many providers as the implementation of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) — the overhaul of the Medicare payment system for nursing homes — draws ever closer.

The new structure, which will take effect October 1, is expected to reward SNFs that can care for more medically complex patients — and timely, accurate clinical diagnostics will help Consulate reach desired outcomes more efficiently, Soran said.

The partnership will also help Trident, he noted.

“A primary objective of this partnership is to capitalize on Trident’s investment into its technology platform, developed to deliver services that enhance the turnaround times of results to clinicians to mitigate readmissions,” Soran said. “Our analytics will assist clinicians in determining appropriate clinical pathways, better alternatives, and [provide] access to best practices.”




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TridentUSA Health Services and Consulate Health Care
Announce Long-Term Agreement




NEWS PROVIDED BY
TridentUSA Health Services
Jun 28, 2019, 08:00 ET

SPARKS, Md., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TridentUSA Health Services and Consulate Health Care announced a long-term partnership agreement today to extend Trident's radiology, ultrasound and laboratory services to all 140 of Consulate Health Care's Senior Care facilities nationwide. The parties have also agreed to collaborate on the development of products and services to help reduce cost, increase efficiencies and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

"As the sixth largest provider in the nation and the largest in the State of Florida, we are constantly striving to bring innovative technologies and compassionate care to the patients we serve. This partnership supports our goal of reducing avoidable acute care readmissions by significantly enhancing our clinical offerings to our patients," said Chris Bryson, CEO, Consulate Health Care.

"We are combining our efforts as two national leaders in the industry to develop new clinical programs beneficial to the sub-acute and rehabilitative senior services market. Together, we remain focused on providing exceptional patient care, today and in the future," said Andrei Soran, CEO, TridentUSA Health Services.

Consulate Health Care is a national leading provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care offering services ranging from comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional care to Alzheimer's and dementia care. www.consulatehealthcare.com

With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,300 employees serving customers in 36 states, TridentUSA Health Services (tridentusahealth.com) provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking technology platform, TridentConnect. TridentUSA Health Services has a strategic alliance with the leading national provider of teleradiology services, Rely Radiology. www.tridentusahealth.com

TridentUSA Health Services Consulate Health Care
Sparks, MD Maitland, FL
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Untitled Document June 27th, 2019
TridentUSA Health Services Enhances Strategic Partnerships,
Adds New Market Segments to Sales Operation.
Appoints Jim Rockenbach to New Chief Sales Officer Position



SPARKS, Md., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TridentUSA Health Services today announced the addition of a new strategic partnership acquisition strategy and diversified market segment sales approach to its sales operation. Under the leadership of Jim Rockenbach, who was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Sales Officer earlier in the year, the company has implemented sales strategies to acquire new customers across all lines of service offerings and to diversify the company into new market opportunities to build longer term recurring revenue.

"TridentUSA Health Services is the only national provider of high-quality clinical services delivered wherever our patients are, by offering a broad portfolio of services by an expert team of medical professionals and supported by innovative and technologically advanced processes," said Andrei Soran, Chief Executive Officer, TridentUSA Health Services. "In his new role, Jim will lead the sales organization toward implementing sales and partnership initiatives to drive the company's continued success in our existing market, while also leveraging our technology and mobility platforms to serve new clients in new markets."

"My goal is to lead our exceptional sales team to a new level in this ever-changing healthcare environment, by delivering a patient-centric approach to our customer and partnership acquisition strategy," said Rockenbach. "I am delighted to be part of the TridentUSA Health Services team, as we continue to deliver industry-leading service and technology solutions to our customers and patients wherever they are."

Rockenbach has over thirty years of leadership experience in the health care, pharmacy, software and technology industries, formulating winning sales and partner strategies to maximize business performance. Specifically, his experience in developing effective sales organizations and leadership teams was instrumental in the acquisition of multiple companies by public enterprises.

About TridentUSA Health Services:
With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,600 employees serving customers in 36 states, TridentUSA Health Services (tridentusahealth.com) provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to tens of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking system, TridentConnect. TridentUSA Health Services has a strategic alliance with the leading national provider of teleradiology services, Rely Radiology.

Contact Information: Glenn Christenson
glenn.christenson@tridentusahealth.com
Ph: 443•662•4101 ext. 76269
SOURCE TridentUSA Health Services



Untitled Document June 11th, 2019
TridentUSA Health Services Appoints Health Industry Veterans to
Newly Created Co-Chief Clinical Officer Position



NEWS PROVIDED BY
TridentUSA Health Services
Jun 11, 2019, 15:34 ET

SPARKS, Md., June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TridentUSA Health Services today announced the appointment of Lori Stallings-Sicard, MBA, RN, BSN, CENP and Jane Pike-Benton, MS, RN to the newly created position of Co-Chief Clinical Officer. Ms. Stallings-Sicard and Ms. Pike-Benton were selected due to their broad perspectives and deep expertise in both post-acute and acute care settings in order to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.

"Our overriding purpose at TridentUSA Health Services is to ensure optimal outcomes for both our customers and patients, and this is why we created the Chief Clinical Officer position," said Andrei Soran, Chief Executive Officer, TridentUSA Health Services. "As key members of TridentUSA's Executive Team, Ms. Stallings-Sicard and Ms. Pike-Benton will be responsible for the overall quality of the care we provide, the outcomes of our care, the interfaces with clinicians, and oversee development of new clinical products and services. Most importantly, they will be the ultimate advocate for our patients and serve as the clinical voice across all business lines."

As the nation's largest and only national health company to provide mobile bedside clinical services, the creation of the Chief Clinical Officer position by TridentUSA Health Services represents a unique and differentiated approach that serves to reinforce the importance of patient safety and outcomes.

Lori Stallings-Sicard, MBA, RN, BSN, CENP| Vice President – Hired in August of 2018, Ms. Stallings-Sicard currently leads a team of professionals responsible for driving clinical and operational improvement and efficiency throughout the organization. She brings over 30 years of nursing experience, including 15 years of executive leadership experience in inpatient, outpatient and post-acute operations. Her most recent experience included serving as Regional Vice President of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Detroit Medical Center, finishing her time there as Chief Nursing Officer and Group Chief Operating Officer. She holds a BSN degree from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from Western Governors University and is a Certified Executive in Nursing Practice from the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Jane Pike-Benton, MS, RN | Vice President – Hired in February of this year, Ms. Pike-Benton is leading a team to develop and grow the TridentCare At Home business. She brings nearly 25 years of clinical and post-acute care experience most recently at Tenet Healthcare in Dallas where she developed integrated preferred provider networks, and previously as Executive Vice President Home Health and Transitions in Care for Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, TN. She was a key speaker at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting for three years in a row, has presented at many industry-related events and has been published in multiple medical periodicals. Jane holds a BS degree from Boston College and a MS degree from the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,600 employees serving customers in 36 states, TridentUSA Health Services (tridentusahealth.com) provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to tens of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking system, TridentConnect. TridentUSA Health Services has a strategic alliance with the leading national provider of teleradiology services, Rely Radiology.

TridentUSA Health Services
Sparks, MD

Contact Information: Glenn Christenson
glenn.christenson@tridentusahealth.com
Ph: 443•662•4101 ext. 76269



Untitled Document May 29th, 2019
TridentUSA Health Services Continues to Restructure Executive Leadership –
Appoints Jane Pike-Benton as Vice President, Home Health Strategy



Sparks, MD (May 29, 2019) - TridentUSA Health Services today announced the appointment of Jane Pike-Benton, MS, RN to the position of Vice President, Home Health Strategy. Ms. Pike-Benton joined TridentUSA Health Services in February 2019 to lead its TridentCare at Home team.

“I am thrilled to lead this effort for TridentUSA Health Services as we expand our patient-centered approach and the opportunity to serve seniors and others in the comforts of their own home. We are already in eight markets with dedicated infrastructure and teams collaborating with physicians, home health and hospice agencies and other value-based care providers in providing their patients with same day mobile diagnostic services,” said Ms. Pike-Benton. “We are undergoing rapid expansion across the US. Home-based healthcare services are important to patients and their families who choose to heal at home, and often age in place. TridentCare at Home is a natural extension, given we travel to wherever the patient calls home.”

“TridentUSA Health Services is executing it’s plan towards sustainable growth as it adds dedicated staffing and infrastructure to its TridentCare at Home business,” said Andrei Soran, Chief Executive Officer, TridentUSA Health Services. “As the company continues to serve assisted living communities, long-term acute care, skilled nursing facilities and continuing care retirement communities, Ms. Pike-Benton will lead the TridentCare at Home team and will serve as a key member and clinical leader of TridentUSA’s Executive Team.”

Ms. Pike-Benton, who will also serve as Co-Chief Clinical Officer for the company, brings nearly 25 years of clinical and post-acute care experience most recently at Tenet Healthcare in Dallas where she developed integrated preferred provider networks, and previously as Executive Vice President Home Health and Transitions in Care for Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, TN. She was a key speaker at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting for three years in a row, has presented at many industry-related events and has been published in multiple medical periodicals.

With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,600 employees serving customers in 36 states, TridentUSA Health Services (tridentusahealth.com) provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to tens of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking system, TridentConnect. TridentUSA Health Services has a strategic alliance with the leading national provider of teleradiology services, Rely Radiology.




Untitled Document May 15th, 2019
TridentUSA Health Services Restructures Leadership Team,
Appoints Industry Veteran Traci Bowen as Chief Human Resources Officer



SPARKS, Md., May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TridentUSA Health Services today announced the appointment of Traci Bowen to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Bowen joined TridentUSA Health Services in November 2018 as part of a reorganization of the executive team as it proceeds through an ordered corporate restructuring.

"I am excited about the opportunity to work with TridentUSA Health Services as we seek sustainable growth over the long-term and expand into additional markets to ensure a diverse portfolio," said Ms. Bowen. "We understand the importance of our employees in developing strong working relationships with our customers and most importantly, the patients we serve. The focus on our people along with our efforts to streamline our operations, restructure our debt, strengthen our balance sheet, and improve our revenue cycle and cash flow have already put us on the path to efficient and long-term growth."

TridentUSA Health Services is on a path towards sustainable growth as it becomes a single entity recognized for its ability to deliver the highest quality of services to its diverse base of customers, including assisted living communities, long-term acute care and skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities and patients at home. Ms. Bowen will be an integral part of this effort as acquiring and maintaining talent will be one of the most critical pieces to ensure the success of TridentUSA Health Services and optimal patient outcomes.

Ms. Bowen brings nearly 30 years of human resource experience primarily in the health services industry to TridentUSA Health Services. She most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the OB Hospitalist Group in Greenville, SC where she focused on talent acquisition and retention. Previously, Ms. Bowen was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Adeptus Health in Lewisville, TX, where she led efforts to recruit nearly 4,000 employees to staff new facilities in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Louisiana and Ohio.

With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,600 employees serving customers in 38 states, TridentUSA Health Services (tridentusahealth.com) provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to tens of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking system, TridentConnect. TridentUSA Health Services has a strategic alliance with the leading national provider of teleradiology services, Rely Radiology.

Contact Information: Glenn Christenson
glenn.christenson@tridentusahealth.com
Ph: 443•662•4101 ext. 76269




Untitled Document March 29th, 2017
Medical Director Changes at Rely Radiology



All,
After nearly 8 years with Rely Radiology and after over 50 distinguished years in the field of Radiology Dr. Norman Silverman has announced he will be retiring effective March 31st, 2017. During his time with Rely Radiology Dr. Silverman has brought both respect and professionalism to our organization. His wisdom and knowledge of Radiology has been greatly appreciated by all whom he has work with and he will be greatly missed.
Please join me in wishing Dr. Silverman and his lovely wife Carole best of luck in retirement and many more years enjoying time with his wonderful family and grandchildren.

As Dr. Silverman steps away Dr. Reono Bertagnolli, who has been being groomed over the last year as Associate Medical Director, will be stepping into the role as Medical Director for Rely Radiology.

Dr. Bertagnolli has worked for Rely Radiology for over 10 years. Formerly, he was Chief of Radiology at Winn Army Medical Center, Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

Dr. Bertagnolli earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont, School of Medicine in Burlington. He conducted his internship at Brooke Army Medical center in San Antonio, Texas, and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology.  Additionally, Dr. Bertagnolli has served 22 years in the US Army and has the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a member of and/or affiliated with the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America; the American Roentgen Ray Society; and the American Medical Association.

He is authored and coauthored numerous peer reviewed radiology-related scientific papers. He has also presented at numerous national radiology society meetings.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Bertagnolli into his full time role as Medical Director with Rely Radiology.

Sincerely,
David M. Williams
President of Rely Radiology




Untitled Document Rely Receives Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission


Rely Radiology today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Rely underwent a rigorous onsite survey on October 24th. During the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care, evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, monitoring for QA procedures, education and training.
Established in 1975, The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program encourages high-quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. Today, the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides ambulatory care organizations with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the ambulatory setting,” said Michael Kulczycki, M.B.A., CAE, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Rely Radiology and its staff for achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality. Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and entrusting The Joint Commission to assist you.”

"Rely Radiology is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added David Williams, President of Rely. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”

The Joint Commission’s ambulatory health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.


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