SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This press release updates a previous press release issued Monday, October 15, by SpineMark Corporation over PR Newswire.
SpineMark Corp., a medical management company that is building a network of Spine Centers of Excellence to support and connect physicians, facilities and medical device companies in order to provide patients the best spine care, announced today the appointments of Alan Donald, M.S., M.B.A., R.A.C. as president of SpineMark CRO Management Inc. and Alan Iftiniuk as interim chief operating officer of SpineMark Corporation.
"Our goal at SpineMark is to bring together physicians, hospitals and device companies to deliver the most advanced spine care to patients," said Marcy Rogers, president and CEO of SpineMark Corp. "These individuals bring more than 50 years of combined experience in healthcare business development and management and will help us integrate spine care clinical research and maximize financial and operational potential for physicians and institutions."
Mr. Donald combines medical research, business development and international regulatory sciences to drive products from the bench to commercialization. Over the past 25 years, he has advised more than 200 companies across four continents on the approval of biologics, drugs, diagnostics and medical devices. In his role as president of SpineMark CRO Management, Mr. Donald will work with medical device companies and physicians within the SpineMark network to establish clinical trial programs that offer patients the most advanced spine care.
"SpineMark has created a unique network of physicians, research institutions and medical device companies that are working together to provide the future of spine care," said Mr. Donald. "This exclusive network advances spine care by providing new tools and solutions in clinical research to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from spine conditions."
Mr. Iftiniuk brings more than 25 years of experience in hospital management and healthcare consulting to SpineMark. He has been an industry leader in growing and restructuring both commercial and non-profit hospital- based entities to meet financial and quality of care objectives. In his role as interim chief operating officer of SpineMark Corporation, Mr. Iftiniuk will oversee SpineMark's Centers of Excellence and help to create institutions which are both fiscally responsible as well as leaders in innovative spine care. In addition to his role with SpineMark, Alan is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of French Hospital Medical Center in San Louis Obispo, California, a Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) facility. In 1999, as CEO of Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington Ill., Alan built a successful NeuroSpine Center of Excellence and Wellness center with SpineMark's support and guidance.
"Having been on the hospital side, I am looking forward to using that experience to help SpineMark's Centers of Excellence meet financial and quality of care objectives that will dramatically improve quality of care and patient satisfaction," commented Mr. Iftiniuk. "We are ultimately interested in bringing the best spine care to patients while also creating a sustainable business for our affiliate physicians and institutions."
SpineMark Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, combines the clinical, business development, contracting, marketing and research expertise to establish Spine Centers of Excellence. Additionally, SpineMark's subsidiary, SpineMark CRO Management Inc., conducts national FDA trials at the Centers of Excellence. Formed as a joint venture between Texas Back Institute Holdings and Management Technology Resources, SpineMark is dedicated to unite all of the necessary experience and expertise under the management of recognized leaders in both the business and medical world of spine care. To learn more about SpineMark, visit: http://www.spinemark.com.
|SOURCE SpineMark Corporation|
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