Sponsors Platinum Sponsors Garfunkel Wild, P.C. www.garfunkelwild.com Garfunkel Wild, P.C. (GW) was founded over thirty years ago with a single purpose in mind — to attend to the unique business and legal needs of clients in the health care industry. We have never wavered from that commitment. No other law firm in the greater metropolitan area represents as large and diverse a group of clients in the health care industry. PriorityOne Group www.p1cgroup.com PriorityOne Group is a leading provider of integrated IT services to businesses including physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. As thought-leaders in the field, clients count on us to deliver world-class services and advice to ensure optimum performance of their IT investment. Valley National Bank www.valleynationalbank.com/ When banking with Valley, you have confidence and peace of mind knowing that you are working with a strong and stable bank that can serve all your financial needs. Our experienced management team have helped us weather some of the most challenging economic environments and positioned Valley to emerge from these cycles as a stronger and more prosperous organization. Since the Bank was founded in 1927, Valley has never produced a losing quarter. Our experienced team of healthcare specialists understands the needs of the healthcare industry. Our suite of products and services are tailored for doctors, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, and other healthcare providers. We will work closely with you to ensure that all of your accounts, comprehensive deposit and financial solutions are designed specifically for your business. We will work directly with you, your accountant or your tax advisor to help simplify the process. Gold Sponsors Surgical Care Affiliates http://scasurgery.com We were created in 1982 by Joel Gordon, a healthcare services pioneer, Andrew “Woody” Miller, an HCA executive, and Jack Massey, a co-founder of HCA and American venture capitalist. After successfully becoming a national leader, our company was bought in 1997. We re-launched as a stand-alone company in 2007 and embarked on a nationwide, democratic process to select our values, as we also updated our mission and vision. Today, we have grown to more than 200 surgical facilities, 8,000 teammates, and more than 7,500 physicians who perform 1 million procedures in SCA facilities each year. WiFi Sponsors ECG Management Consultants http://www.ecgmc.com/ Through more than four decades of experience, we’ve learned that successful problem solving requires deep industry knowledge and expertise, rigorous data and analytics, strategic foresight, political and organizational savvy, and most important of all — practical solutions that get implemented. A thoughtful solution or strategic plan without implementation becomes a road map to nowhere. And that’s exactly why our team prides itself on balancing innovation with practicality in all that we do. We bridge the gap between strategic thinking and implementation with realistic action plans and tactical recommendations. This approach allows us to stretch our clients’ thinking while ensuring that final deliverables will move the organization toward achieving long-term goals and objectives. Silver Sponsors The Bloom Organization www.bloomllc.com The Bloom Organization concentrates on advising Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), ASC companies and hospital systems along with physician groups looking to develop their own ASC. In the past several years, Mr. Bloom has garnered a national reputation and has guided numerous ASCs and physicians into partnerships with surgery center companies, hospital systems, ancillary providers and private equity funds. Mr. Bloom is currently involved with projects throughout the United States. The Bloom Organization has also assisted private equity, venture capital and corporate partners providing expertise on a myriad of ASC projects. Mr. Bloom is a managing partner for South Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center in Lynbrook, NY and also for Center for Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgery, LLC in Eatontown, NJ, which opened in September 2011. Mr. Bloom speaks regularly at ASC and healthcare related conferences and is a national figure in the ASC industry. Pinnacle Healthcare Network www.askphc.com The mission of Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting (PHC) is to deliver high value healthcare advisory and consulting services designed to manage risk, improve performance and achieve strategic objectives. Our firm’s vision is to create a dynamic organization that thrives on solving problems and devising lasting solutions for our clients while providing a professionally fulfilling and rewarding work environment for our people. Pinnacle is a trusted advisor to a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations nationally. We leverage the resources of our five consulting divisions to provide superior services such as Healthcare Compensation Valuation, Healthcare Business Valuation, Strategy & Operations, Medical Coding & Audit, and Medical Practice Advisory. The consulting divisions and affiliated companies apply years of experience and a multitude of industry resources to improve business performance Coker Group http://cokergroup.com For nearly 30 years, Coker Group has been a trusted advisor to leading healthcare organizations throughout the world on a wide range of financial, transactional and operational solutions. Our mission is to provide hospitals, physician groups and other healthcare organizations with innovative, principled solutions to help them achieve their optimum level of productivity. The Coker Group vision is to be the trusted partner to healthcare organizations during this rapidly changing, uncertain time in healthcare. Investors Bank https://www.myinvestorsbank.com Investors Bank created a Healthcare Lending Services division to help busy physicians and healthcare professionals get solutions to fit the needs of their practice. We have a team of dedicated specialists with extensive healthcare lending experience. Given the ever-changing healthcare environment with JVs, ACOs, RVUs, MSOs and ASCs, the way you practice medicine needs to stay ahead of the curve. Our team understands the effects of regulatory changes on your practice and we customize lending and depository products to meet your needs. We also provide commercial mortgages to help you build or expand your operation. Wexler Healthcare Properties https://www.corcoran.com/ The Wexler Healthcare Properties Team is a highly specialized division of The Corcoran Group. The division’s unparalleled creativity and in-depth market knowledge offer healthcare providers and real estate owners the highest level of resources and talent. You will be the direct beneficiary of nearly three decades of experience, knowledge and long-term relationships in the New York City Healthcare and Real Estate Markets. pinnacle III http://www.pinnacleiii.com/ Since 1999, PINNACLE III has delivered a comprehensive range of services and solutions to over 40 clients – achieving impressive results for a diverse range of single-specialty practices, physician-owned ASCs and multi-specialty joint ventures with hospital partners. We make certain you avert common pitfalls of managing the financial and operational needs of your facility. We excel at rallying everyone in your facility around a shared idea of success so you can avoid the stress and frustrations common to under-performing ASCs. VCNA VCNA is a Clinically integrated Network (CIN) of ophthalmic ambulatory surgery centers. Our goal is to improve the health care system in the subspecialty of ophthalmic surgery, thereby enabling patients, payors and providers to realize greater value regardless of contractual arrangement i.e. fee-for-service or fee-for-value. Accurate Diagnostic Labs http://adlabs.net Established in 1999, Accurate Diagnostic Labs is the independent alternative to the disconnected commercial laboratories. We’re a CLIA certified regional company that participates in the CAP proficiency programs — and we operate on a principle of service designed around the needs of your practice, personalized to your preferences, and always exceeding industry standards. With hundreds of practices serviced in the NJ, NY, PA, DE, MD, VA region, Accurate Diagnostic Labs has built a client network that’s based on an innovative, service oriented mentality. It’s a way of doing business that has resulted in strong, communication-based relationships that far exceed the basic client-provider standard. Merritt http://www.merritthealthcare.com Merritt is an owner-operated developer and manager of ambulatory surgical facilities (“ASCs”). The Company also provides advisory services specializing in sur-gery center & hospital outpatient operations, representation of sellers of ASCs, the evaluation of ASC opportunities and the acquisition of existing facilities. Merritt has a wide range of experience, having worked on facilities ranging from freestanding, single specialty am-bulatory surgery centers to multi-specialty hospital outpatient departments. Since its inception Merritt has devel-oped, managed or consulted for dozens of outpatient facilities, including both physician owned and hospital/physician joint ventures. Cardinal Health http://www.cardinalhealth.com We help pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. We operate the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies. Cardinal Health provides medical products and services to many of America’s most prestigious medical institutions. In fact, most U.S. hospitals use our products and services to provide care for their patients. And, now we’re making this same quality and exacting standards of performance available to patients through products that help provide affordable healthcare at home. Paradigm Spine http://www.paradigmspine.com Paradigm Spine, LLC was formed in 2005 to be a leader in the field of non-fusion spinal implant technology. The Company is committed to improving the quality of life of patients with spinal diseases through its mission: to provide products that are surgeon centric, indication specific, and data driven. Paradigm Spine is now an innovative leader in the global spine market and believes there is a significant opportunity to improve treatment options for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis and age related spinal deformities. Eastman Cooke http://www.eastmancooke.com/ Eastman Cooke Construction offers Project Development, construction, and post-construction services for commercial clients in the greater New York area. The Project Development phase allows us to determine goals and recognize challenges up front, analyze cost, accelerate the schedule, and reduce unanticipated change orders. During the Construction phase, ECA will coordinate and supervise all subcontractor activities, implement quality assurance and safety plans, evaluate and advise changes in scope of work and provide all necessary recordkeeping. As the project nears completion, we will begin the Project Close-out phase to plan a successful completion. Along with you, the client, and the design team, we will resolve any challenges or concerns that have come up throughout the project’s construction phase and provide project close-out documentation, including drawings, manuals and letters of warranty, all of which are necessary for you to manage your new facility with ease. For every project, we utilize our proprietary ECA Work Smart Construction Management System to ensure our clients’ goals are met and the project is successfully completed. Party Six www.Park60Medical.com Park Sixty is Manhattan’s newest medical office building located at 110 East 60th Street between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue. This Article 28 compliant building offers 155,000 rentable square feet, featuring a Perkins-Eastman designed new lobby, and divisible floors can be made available. The landlord will deliver full and partial floor prebuilts. Park Sixty is conveniently located to several hospital systems including Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital (Northwell Health), Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (Northwell Health), Rockefeller University Hospital, and NYU Langone. It is also perfectly situated in close proximity to several subway lines and crosstown buses within half a block from the building, creating convenient access to virtually every part of New York City. Physicians Endoscopy Physicians Endoscopy Physicians Endoscopy (PE) is a leading ambulatory surgery center development and management company that was formed in July 1998. PE specializes in the development and management of freestanding, single-specialty endoscopic ASCs in partnership with practicing physicians and hospitals. Bronze Sponsors Surgical Information Systems www.amkai.com Surgical Information Systems (“SIS”), owners of Amkai and Sourcemed, provides surgical care providers with the solutions and services they need to deliver improved operational, financial, and clinical outcomes. Serving nearly 3,000 ASCs and hospitals across the US and Canada, SIS solutions are designed to deliver value throughout the perioperative process. HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. https://www.healthcareappraisers.com HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. is a leading expert in the field of healthcare valuation and consulting services. We are recognized for our depth of knowledge and thought leadership in providing our clients with the full spectrum of fair market value (FMV) solutions and consulting services. Since the company’s inception in 2000, HealthCare Appraisers has cultivated a team of talented and dedicated individuals, who are deeply committed to providing our clients with the attentive and detailed level of service that is required to successfully navigate the complex regulatory environments of the healthcare and life sciences industries. Unlike many valuation firms that offer services across multiple industries, HealthCare Appraisers remains a truly independent and objective provider exclusively of healthcare valuation services. We provide the valuation expertise needed for healthcare entities to make complex business decisions in support of business operations and regulatory compliance. McKesson Medical Surgical www.mckesson.com We’re experiencing an era of unprecedented change in health care. New technology, new services and new ideas will be needed to deliver improved outcomes for businesses and patients. McKesson is at the forefront of that transformation. We work with health care organizations of all types to strengthen the health of their business, helping them control costs, develop efficiencies and improve quality. We build essential connections that make health care smarter, creating intelligent networks that expand access, reduce waste, and bring people and information closer together. We supply the industry with the resources, support and technology it needs to create new standards and a world of better health. Marcum http://www.marcumllp.com Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity funds and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services. The La Penna Group http://lapenna.com The La Penna Group, Inc. provides strategic and financial consulting services to the health care industry. For twenty-five years, our consultants have provided support to physicians, hospitals, provider networks, and employers for their strategic and tactical initiatives. Our staff offer a comprehensive set of management skills and in-depth experience for managing change in almost any health care setting. Our clients include many of the premier medical practices and health care systems in the country, as well as Fortune 500 employers. We are routinely engaged in the most competitive and rapidly transforming healthcare environments across the country. Citrin Cooperman http://www.citrincooperman.com/ We are a nationally recognized full-service accounting, tax, and consulting firm with offices conveniently located throughout the Northeast. Since 1979, we have steadily built our business by helping companies and high net worth individuals find smart solutions. Whether your operations and assets are located around the corner or across the globe, we can provide new perspectives on strategies that will help you achieve your short- and long-term goals. ASCOA http://www.ascoa.com/ ASCOA develops and manages ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) throughout the United States. Since 1997, ASCOA has developed, acquired or turned around over 70 ASCs. This success has earned the company a leading position in the surgery center industry. Working as both a partner and the manager in each center, ASCOA executes its proven development, financial and operational model. The ASC fully realizes its potential as a provider of superior outcomes with outstanding profits for its owners whether it’s a hospital joint venture, turnaround or new center. Since ASCOA’s track record is unmatched, surgeons and hospitals have confidence in choosing them as the corporate equity partner. HST Pathways http://www.hstpathways.com HSTpathways will raise the level of excellence for providing Information Technology and IT Services to Outpatient Healthcare Providers. In every industry, a clear market leader emerges and delivers exceptional value and service to their customers. HSTpathways demonstrates its leadership with superior solutions for both the enterprise multi-facility customer as well as the freestanding surgical centers. Together, with customers as partners, HSTpathways will continually improve upon its Information Technology to reflect best practices. HSTpathways will become an important Strategic Business Asset and indispensable to senior and executive management. Sax LLP https://www.saxllp.com Sax LLP is a multi-disciplinary accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of closely held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations and high-net-worth individuals. For more than 60 years, we have offered industry-specific expertise, comprehensive service offerings and client-centric results. Our advisors are passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneurs who are driven to see their clients succeed. Through our unique Client Service Delivery Model, we offer the right business solutions to help our clients turn their dreams and vision into reality. Savit Collection Agency http://www.savit.com SaVit Collection Agency has been continuously serving the medical and dental industries with superior service and recovery rates well above average. We provide all the services you need to recover past due accounts, taking the burden off you and your office staff so that you can focus on patient care. We provide the highest level of service and integrity, and we are proud of our outstanding reputation in the industry. Our employees are highly trained and most have been with SaVit for over 5 years, many for over 10 years. We take the time to understand your business, and we work closely with you to maximize your recovery and profit. MediGain http://www.medigain.com We seek to provide exceptional healthcare revenue cycle management in order to maximize our clients’ profitability. We strive to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction through sharing of our expert knowledge of industry best practices and through the maximization of client reimbursements. This is attained by our skilled employees, through technology, and employing industry leading analytics. We are driven by integrity and transparency; efficiently utilizing global and domestic resources to deliver world class service. Hybrent Supplying Intelligence www.hybrent.com Second only to staffing, the supply chain line item is growing and can no longer be ignored. Leveraging workflows, technology and business intelligence, we have reimagined the entire process for how supplies are ordered, received, and paid for and engineered a better way for ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices to manage the supply chain, realizing lower costs and improving efficiency. Acupath Laboratories, Inc https://www.acupath.com Founded in 1998 and based in Plainview, NY (Long Island), Acupath is a nationwide provider of sub-specialized anatomic pathology services focused on the following specialties; Urology, Gastroenterology, Hematology / Oncology, Dermatology, Breast, Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Podiatry, and Oral. Acupath offers an extensive test menu on both a global and TC/PC basis, has well over 500 active clients, processes well over 150,000 specimens annually, and is one of the leading providers of cutting edge FISH testing for the detection of bladder cancer (UroVysion™), prostate cancer (PTEN ERG), and esophageal cancer (Barrett’s esophagus FISH). View our Sponsor Levels and Benefits for information on becoming a Sponsor.