Alliance Medical Names Ron Clark Director of Research and Development

PHOENIX -- Alliance Medical Corporation, a leading reprocessor of single-use medical devices (SUDs), announces the addition of Ron Clark as director of research and development. Clark's wide ranging experience in the medical device industry enhances Alliance's focus on patient safety, as well as the company's ability to add new devices to its product roster that help hospitals avoid supply chain costs.

"Ron will lead our on-site biomedical engineering department and work with our quality assurance and regulatory affairs teams to identify high-cost, high-volume SUDs that Alliance can safely reprocess," says Alliance CEO Rick Ferreira. "The addition of Ron to our multi-disciplined R&D team that develops protocols and processes will allow us to meet our hospital partners' need to safely generate supply-cost savings for use in improving patient care and services."

Prior to joining Alliance, Clark served as the director of research and development at Datascope Corp., a manufacturer of vascular products for the interventional radiology and cardiology markets. While at Datascope, Clark introduced the next generation of sealing devices. Clark's extensive background in R&D also includes prior positions with Becton Dickinson, Meadox (now Boston Scientific), Cryomedics and American ACMI (now a division of Ciron ACMI).

"Reprocessing is the common-sense solution to maintaining healthcare costs and Alliance Medical is the leader in reprocessing. I'm excited about joining the Alliance team because its dedication to patient safety, market-leading technology and scientific and engineering excellence play key roles in positioning the company as the dominant competitor," explains Clark. "Senior management fully supports aggressive R&D efforts to bring new products to the marketplace that will ensure continued growth for Alliance and savings opportunities for our customers. I expect to lead that charge at Alliance, driving these efforts with an outstanding team of professionals."

While holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, Clark earned his MBA in management for scientists and engineers with a second discipline in international business from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. Additionally, Clark is currently working on a graduate certificate in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

Alliance Medical Corporation is a leading reprocessor of specific single- use medical devices (SUDs). Alliance, and its predecessor companies, have safely reprocessed more than 7 million SUDs, saving hospitals and surgery centers in excess of $75 million. The company's services focus on reducing supply costs of hospitals and surgery centers suffering from shrinking reimbursements and increasing costs. Alliance's unique AIM (Assessment, Implementation and Management) program uses clinical implementation teams to provide facilities with the tools needed to maximize their savings from reprocessing.

Alliance has agreements with leading national group purchasing organizations, alliances and supply chain service firms, including VHA, Amerinet, Broadlane and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), as well as a number of nationally recognized hospital integrated delivery networks including Banner Health, Henry Ford Health System and Shriners Hospitals for Children that collectively represent more than 4,000 healthcare facilities.

Source: Alliance Medical Corporation

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