Vision-MR Ablation Catheter Receives CE Mark

Imricor Medical Systems Inc. has received CE mark approval for its Vision-MR Ablation Catheter and Vision-MR Dispersive Electrode. This follows earlier CE mark approval for Imricor to place its Advantage-MR EP Recorder/Stimulator System on the market in Europe....

Public Meeting – Food and Drug Administration’s Communications About the Safety of Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting entitled: Communications About the Safety of Medical Devices, which will be held on April 1, 2020. During this meeting, we will: Share the FDA’s current practices about medical device safety...

Mindray Launches New TE7 ACE Point-of-Care Solution

Mindray Medical has announced the release of a new point-of-care ultrasound system. The TE7 ACE is a new touch screen ultrasound system that provides targeted solutions to diverse point-of-care scenarios including: anesthesia, critical care and emergency. Featuring...

Hitachi Healthcare Americas Plans Innovation Center

Hitachi Healthcare Americas has announced that it will create a new dedicated research and development facility within its North American headquarters facility in Twinsburg, Ohio. The move will result in the creation of approximately 40 new jobs, adding to the nearly...

People on the Move – April 17, 2018

Deb Adler

Talkspace of New York, New York has named Neil Leibowitz its chief medical officer and Deb Adler as its senior vice president of network and quality. Leibowitz joins Talkspace from UnitedHealth Group, where he was senior behavioral health medical director, community and state, for New York. Adler was most recently senior vice president of network strategy at Optum.



CVS Health of Woonsocket, Rhode Island named Marc-David Munk the chief medical officer (CMO) of MinuteClinic, its retail medical clinic subsidiary, and as associate CMO of CVS Health. Munk was most recently CMO of Boston-based Iora Health, has previously been CEO of Reliant Medical Group, and has held leadership positions at the University of New Mexico Health System and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.



Christopher Pendergast

Henry Schein Inc. of Melville, New York has named Christopher Pendergast its senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). Pendergast succeeds James Harding, who will become CEO of Henry Schein One, a joint venture with Internet Brands that is scheduled to close during the second quarter of 2018. Pendergast was most recently CTO for VSP Global, and has worked at Natural Organics Inc., IdeaSphere Inc./Twinlab Corporation and IBM Corporation.



Endotronix Inc., of Lisle, Illinois has named John Flavin its chief financial officer (CFO). Flavin most recently led the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago; he has been both president and CFO of Advanced Life Sciences and MediChem Life Sciences, and is a board member at the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. Flavin sits on Governor Bruce Rauner’s Illinois Innovation Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ChicagoNEXT technology council, and the city of Chicago’s Small Business Advisory Committee.



Conventus Orthopaedics of Minneapolis, Minnesota has named Jonathan Isenburg its CFO. Isenburg most recently was CFO at Infraredx Inc., has been a manager in financial advisory services at RSM, and began his career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a graduate degree in finance from Boston University.


Heidi Hendrix


Centers Health Care of Bronx, New York has named Heidi Hendrix, RN, BSN, as chief nursing officer. Hendrix has been vice president of clinical operations for Genesis Healthcare and its predecessor, SunBridge.



The Providence Service Corporation of Stamford, Connecticut will reform its operations under the banner of LogistiCare, its largest subsidiary, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Interim CEO Carter Pate will be joined by Chief Transformation Officer David Shackelton; Chief Accounting Officer Bill Severance will become Interim CFO, and Corporate Controller/Vice President of Finance Laurence Orton will become interim chief accounting officer and senior vice president of finance while the company searches for a permanent CFO.


Joe Yaccarino

MTF Biologics
of Edison, New Jersey has promoted Executive Vice President Joe Yaccarino to president and CEO. Yaccarino replaces the retiring Bruce Stroever, who headed up the nonprofit organization for 30 years. Yaccarino joined MTF Biologics in 1997 as its first development engineer.



Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Bronx, New York has named Gordon Tomaselli its Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, effective July 1, 2018. Tomaselli was most recently chief of the division of cardiology and co-director of the heart and vascular institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a cardiac electrophysiologist, and succeeds Allen M. Spiegel, who has served as dean since 2006.



BIOLASE Inc. of Irvine, California has named CFO John R. Beaver as interim CEO, replacing the resigning Harold C. Flynn Jr. Beaver has experience in finance and business management at public and private companies.


Leila S. L. Williams

FastMed Urgent Care
of Austin, Texas has named Leila S. L. Williams its regional chief medical officer. Williams was most recently medical director for an urgent care provider, holds a doctoral degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, and has earned five Navy commendation medals in 20-plus years of active duty.



Aegis Living of Bellevue, Washington has named Sandra Preyale its chief people officer. Preyale has spent 30 years as a global human resources leader with and L’Oréal.



Omnicell Inc. of Mountain View, California has added Chief Commercial Officer Scott Seidelmann, the founder and CEO of radiology analytics provider Candescent Health. Seidelmann has been co-founder and CEO of Radisphere Inc. and has worked with Merrill Lynch and Ericsson Venture Partners. 


of Miami, Florida has named Nick Mendez its CEO, while cofounder Alejandro Badia will become its chief medical officer. Mendez was president and CEO of Enovate Medical, has been president of Gambro Americas and Gambro Global Acute Business, and vice president of OM Specialties of Owens & Minor.



PerkinElmer Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts has named James M. Mock senior vice president and CFO, replacing the retiring Andy Wilson. Wilson will remain as an advisor in the interim. Mock was most recently vice president of corporate audit staff at GE.



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