WishBone Medical, Inc. signs licensing agreement for the Guided Growth Plate

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WishBone Medical, Inc. has been granted a global, non-exclusive license for the sale of a patented guided growth plating system in children with deformed limbs.  These 3 patents were created and designed for the gradual correction of pediatric deformities in both the upper and lower extremities.

WishBone Medical is designing and developing its own guided growth plate and instrumentation systems in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits.  This product will come in both the 2-hole and 4-hole plates systems in multiple sizes as well as options in stainless steel and titanium.  The anticipated launch will be in first quarter 2019, following FDA Clearance.

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board WishBone Medical, said, “We are excited to enter into this license agreement of patented technologies to develop, produce and sell our guided growth systems.  These systems will provide global access in sterile packed, single use disposable kits for children who are suffering with these pediatric deformities around the world.”  Mr. Deeter added, “With this sterile packed system, we can go into hospitals and surgery centers that have not had access to the traditional reusable systems.”

Dr. Robert von Seggern, Executive Vice President at WishBone Medical, commented, “As a dedicated pediatric orthopedic company, WishBone Medical needed this product to round out its large portfolio of orthopedic implants designed specifically for children with orthopedic issues.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.  WishBone Medical currently has 42 pediatric orthopedic product systems with operations in Warsaw, IN, Istanbul, Turkey, and Singapore.

For further information, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com or call Mary Wetzel, Chief Operating Officer, at 574-306-4006.

DJO Announces New Global Headquarters in Dallas, Texas to Accommodate Growth and Accelerate Innovation

December 12, 2018

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DJO (“DJO” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, today announced its plans to relocate its global headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, Texas by early 2019. DJO’s Bracing and Supports business unit, which develops and markets DonJoy®, the market-leading line of bracing solutions, and DJO’s Consumer business unit will remain in San Diego, California in a new and improved contemporary space.

“We made the strategic decision to move our headquarters to Dallas to expand our presence into a market with a strong and larger pool of talent, gain greater and more efficient customer access and take advantage of what we believe is a better corporate environment for our company as we grow,” said Brady Shirley, DJO’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “At the same time, we felt it was important to continue the 40-year legacy of DonJoy in Southern California by continuing to build our Bracing business in Carlsbad.”

Over the next three months, DJO will transition many of its corporate functions to Dallas, which will serve as the global headquarters for the Company featuring a state-of-the-art customer experience center and a comfortably modern environment that supports employee well-being while encouraging collaboration. In addition to the relocation of many current employees to the new headquarters, DJO is creating hundreds of new job opportunities in the Dallas area, including many at its new distribution center in Fort Worth which opened a few months ago and already employs over 200.

By bringing teams, processes and systems together into one location in close proximity to its new distribution hub in Fort Worth, DJO continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering value to its customers, employees and shareholders.

“This move is a key component of a multi-phase facility optimization strategy that DJO embarked on earlier in the year to enhance the look and feel of many of our offices, bring teams together and remove unneeded workspace in our U.S. locations,” said Jeanine Kestler, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for DJO. “We are excited to become one of the leading medical device companies headquartered in Dallas and an active member of the community!”

About DJO

DJO is a leading global provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving. The Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion. Its products are used by orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment. The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopaedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®, DonJoy®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort® and Exos™. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements relate to, among other things, the Company’s expectations for growth of the Company, the acceleration of innovation and the delivery of value to its customers, employees and shareholders. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The important factors that could cause our results to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the successful execution of the Company’s business transformation and facility consolidation plans. Other important factors that could cause results to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the risk factors detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2018.

Contacts

DJO Media Contact:
Katie Sweet
Communications Director
Katie.sweet@djoglobal.com

DJO Investor Contact:
David Smith
SVP, Treasurer and Investor Relations
760.734.3075
IR@djoglobal.com

In2Bones Expands Its Lead in PEEK Lower Extremity Implants with the Global Launch of the Unique PitStop® Subtalar Implant

December 11, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In2Bones Global, Inc. today announced the global launch of the unique, “see-through” PitStop®implant.

Manufactured from a high-performance polymer called polyether ether ketone (PEEK), the PitStop® Implant is used to help facilitate the surgical correction of progressive flat foot deformity in both pediatric and adult populations.

Flexible flatfoot is one of the most common deformities of the foot, often starting during adolescence and continuing into adulthood. The PitStop® Implant helps to restore the stability of a patient’s arch during the gait or walking process.

Several traditional metallic brands of subtalar implants are currently available today which can be limiting because of the excessive stiffness of the material compared to the adjacent bones, causing pain and biomechanical adaptation in some cases. PEEK has the benefit of being less stiff (softer) than metal and more similar to the elasticity of bone. The PEEK material in the PitStop® Implant may lead to increased and long-term patient tolerance.

Additionally, PEEK is radiolucent, meaning that it won’t show up on X-ray, something that traditional metal implants cannot do because metal absorbs X-rays and blocks the image underneath.

The Unique “see-through” PitStop® Implant demonstrates In2Bones’ commitment to expanding the extremities market by launching innovative technological advancements that improve surgical outcomes and patient care.

To support the commercial launch of the PitStop® Implant, In2Bones recently published the micro website, http://www.PitStop-Implant.com providing physicians and healthcare professionals with easy to access educational content. The materials on the site will include surgical animations and videos, surgical technique guides, case studies, patient support materials, and more.

For more information about In2Bones Global, Inc. extremity products, please visit www.In2Bones.com.

About In2Bones

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, In2Bones is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for the treatment of disorders and injuries of the upper (hand, wrist, elbow) and lower (foot and ankle) extremities. For more information, visit www.in2bones.com.

Contacts

Jon Simon | Sr. Vice President of Marketing
In2Bones USA
M: 512.739.5793 • O: 901.260.7931 • F: 844-712-6637
Email: jsimon@i2b-usa.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/22344175/

Bob Reed
Element-R Partners
630.579.1770
bob@rurelevant.com

In2Bones Announces the Commercial Market Release of the CoLink® Afx Ankle Fracture Repair System

December 04, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In2Bones Global, Inc. today announced the U.S. commercial market release of the CoLink Afx® Ankle Fracture System. The system is a collection of five plate families that address traumatic fractures and osteotomies (removal of bone) of the ankle.

Anatomy specific plate options consist of Lateral Fibula, Posterior-Lateral Fibula, One-Third Tubular, Medial Tibia, and Posterior Tibia. Associated 2.7 and 3.5mm cortical screws are offered with innovative CoLink® VAL- Variable Angle Locking Technology.

The low profile anatomically, designed titanium plates are type II anodized. They provide a stronger smoother surface compared to standard color anodization used in most plates on the market. The ultra-thin plates, along with minimal prominence at the plate and screw head interface, provide additional protection against patients experiencing soft tissue irritation, which can occur with conventional trauma hardware.

“This comprehensive set allows me to fix any pattern of ankle fracture,” says Travis Hanson, MD of Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

“It has every type of plate and screw combination that I need,” he says. “The contoured design of the new CoLink® Afx System provides increased confidence that my patients will receive a plate that fits their specific anatomy. These are the most low profile plates that I have used around the ankle.”

“We’re very excited about the commercial market release of the CoLink® Afx System,” says Jon Simon, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at In2Bones. “Expanding our portfolio into the high-volume ankle fracture market with a truly best-in-class product provides tremendous growth opportunities for us heading into 2019.”

For more information about In2Bones Global, Inc. extremity products, please visit www.In2Bones.com.

About In2Bones

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, In2Bones is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for the treatment of disorders and injuries of the upper (hand, wrist, elbow) and lower (foot and ankle) extremities. For more information, visit www.in2bones.com.

Contacts

Jon Simon | Sr. Vice President of Marketing
In2Bones USA
M: 512.739.5793 • O: 901.260.7931 • F: 844-712-6637
Email: jsimon@i2b-usa.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/22344175/

Bob Reed
Element-R Partners
630.579.1770
bob@rurelevant.com

WishBone Medical, Inc. acquires Response Ortho

WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WishBone Medical, Inc. announces the acquisition of Response Ortho. Response Ortho has a complete pediatric line of external and internal fixation and deformity correction products.

Response Ortho has been in business for fourteen years and has built a modern, high-tech manufacturing facility with access to an experienced engineering and technical labor force. Because of this, product development and launch activities have been dramatically accelerated for WishBone Medical with the Response Ortho offering of over thirty developed pediatric orthopedic systems, with multiple patents, including the award winning “Smart Correction” Hexapod Fixator and “Click2Correct” surgical preoperative planning software.  Eighteen of the current product systems can be sold in the US now and we are working on FDA clearance for the remaining products. Our commitment is to provide global access to anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits for children.

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “With the acquisition of Response Ortho, we are thrilled about our pediatric orthopedic product offerings. The combination of Response Ortho’s thirty product systems and WishBone’s eight product systems will give WishBone Medical the broadest product portfolio in pediatric orthopedics worldwide.”  Mr. Deeter added, “These pediatric orthopedic products can be delivered in sterile packed, procedural kits anywhere in the world, next day, to the surgeons that care for children.”

Sehmuz Isin, CEO of Response Ortho said, “We are excited that Response Ortho is now part of WishBone Medical.  Our primary focus has been outside the US, and we will now be able to offer these innovative orthopedic product systems everywhere.  Having more than 50 years of combined experience, Nick and I understand the unmet needs and will provide global solutions to children with orthopedic issues.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a Global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

About Response Ortho

Response Ortho is a vertically integrated, ISO 13485 certified, CE Mark lean company that is focused on the orthopedic industry with modern equipment and scalable technology. Response Ortho is located in Istanbul, Turkey.

For further information, visit www.WishBoneMedical.com or call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006.

In2Bones Commercializes CoLink® View “See-Through” Plating System

Memphis, Tenn., (November 27, 2018) – In2Bones Global, Inc. today announces the commercial launch of the CoLink® View Plating System.

CoLink® View Bone Plates, marketed under the CoLink® View brand name, incorporate a unique combination of titanium metal and a high-performance polymer called polyether ether ketone (PEEK).

The CoLink® View Plates offer transverse joint compression through an X-ray transparent PEEK hub. This allows the surgeon to watch the patient’s bone fusion site during the post-surgical healing process.

Traditional metal plates cannot do this because metal absorbs X-rays and blocks the image underneath. The “see-through” hub is unique to this new In2Bones plating system, and one of many device innovations designed by the company.

In addition to X-ray transparency, PEEK has a benefit of being less stiff than metal and more similar to the elasticity of bone. Bones need mechanical stress (elasticity) during the healing process. Stiffer, all metal implants may eliminate the positive elasticity and slow healing.

The CoLink® View is the sixth In2Bones PEEK-related implant system to reach commercialization. It demonstrates In2Bones’ commitment to expanding the extremities market by launching innovative technological advancements to improve surgical outcomes and patient care.

For more information about In2Bones Global, Inc. extremity products, please visit www.In2Bones.com.

About In2Bones
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, In2Bones is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for the treatment of disorders and injuries of the upper (hand, wrist, elbow) and lower (foot and ankle) extremities. For more information, visit www.i2b-usa.com.

Safe-Harbor Statement:
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements made in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current view of future performance, results, and trends and may be identified by their use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “will,” and other similar terms. The company wishes to caution readers that actual results might differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties impacting the business, including increased competition, technical obsolescence, regulatory issues, general economic conditions and other risks.

Media Contacts:
Jon Simon | Sr. Vice President of Marketing
In2Bones USA
6000 Poplar Ave, Suite 115 Memphis, TN 38119
M: 512.739.5793 • O: 901.260.7931 • F: 844-712-6637
Email: jsimon@i2b-usa.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/22344175/

Bob Reed
Element-R Partners
630.579.1770
bob@rurelevant.com

 

OrthoPediatrics Corp. Enhances Product Offering with Upgraded PediLoc® Femur Plate System

WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ: KIDS), a company exclusively focused on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics, announced today the U.S. launch of its new PediLoc® Femur Plate System. Building on the success of the existing PediLoc franchise, this upgraded offering boasts a lower profile screw to minimize soft tissue irritation, new locking drill guides, which simplify screw hole drilling and screw placement, and new 4.5mm straight locking compression plate options.

The breadth of this product offering allows surgeons to appropriately address multiple indications in patients with varying skeletal maturity levels by utilizing a plate that accurately fits the femur. Further, the enhanced system is configured for increased hospital and operating room synergy by utilizing OP’s existing core systems.

Joe Hauser, Vice President of Trauma & Deformity Correction, commented, “We are proud of our commitment to delivering innovative products to pediatric orthopedic surgeons. Our commitment to improve our legacy systems while also introducing new surgical systems demonstrates our dedication to providing superior surgical solutions for children. The PediLoc franchise is an important aspect of our business, and this enhanced system will provide our customers with new and improved implant options.”

About PediLoc Femur
The PediLoc Femur Locking Plate System is indicated for the treatment of pediatric femur fractures and osteotomies. The anatomic design of the stainless steel plates eliminates the need for intraoperative bending and contouring, while also providing superior fixation with either locking or non-locking screws.

About OrthoPediatrics Corp.
Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is an orthopedic company focused exclusively on providing a comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market to improve the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 25 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This offering spans trauma & deformity, scoliosis, and sports medicine/other procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 38 countries outside the United States.

Investor Contacts
The Ruth Group
Tram Bui / Emma Poalillo
(646) 536-7035 / 7024
tbui@theruthgroup.com / epoalillo@theruthgroup.com

Michel Orsinger Assumes Role as Chairman of LimaCorporate’s Advisory Board

SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI, ItalyNovember 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

LimaCorporate is pleased to announce that Michel Orsinger, Board Member of LimaCorporate’s Advisory Board, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board. Michel joined the Advisory Board mid-2017 following a long and successful global career in Orthopaedics.

Michel Orsinger held the position of Worldwide Chairman DePuy Synthes Companies at Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) from 2012 to 2015, where he was also a member of J&J’s Global Management Team.  Michel joined J&J following the sale of Synthes Inc. for $20 billion in 2012.  Subsequently, Michel established the worldwide largest and most comprehensive orthopaedic company. Prior to his leadership role at J&J, Michel Orsinger was COO and CEO of Synthes Inc. for eight years and spent 11 years with Novartis.

Today, Michel is an investor as well as board member of several start-up companies, Chairman of a VC Fund and a senior advisor to EQT. He also joined the Board of the pharmaceutical company Takeda in 2016.

Valentin Chapero, who held the Chairman of the Board position from 2016, contributed to focusing the LimaCorporate strategic value proposition in terms of market approach, product portfolio and core technologies. He promoted operational excellence through the alignment of business processes as well as providing direction to expand LimaCorporate in M&A activities. Valentin also influenced the important country reorganizations rendering a customer-focused organization in many of LimaCorporate’s direct markets. Michel will now build on Valentin’s work making use of his global leadership experience, Orthopaedic expertise and extensive industry network.

Michel Orsinger will bring LimaCorporate to the next level as he has demonstrated in many other companies. He is a quality veteran of our industry with a strong track record of success which will enable him and the Advisory Board to support LimaCorporate’s development, including to push our digital agenda recently accelerated with the milestone-based acquisition of TechMah Medical LLC. I look forward to closely collaborating with Michel and I would like to personally thank Valentin for his dedication and leadership he brought to LimaCorporate”, said Luigi Ferrari, CEO of Lima Corporate.

About LimaCorporate 
LimaCorporate is a global medical device company providing reconstructive and custom-made Orthopaedic solutions to surgeons who face the challenges of improving the quality of life of their patients. Based in Italy, LimaCorporate is committed to the development of innovative products and procedures to enable surgeons to select ideal solution for every individual patient. LimaCorporate’s product range includes large joint revision and primary implants and complete extremities solutions including fixation.

For additional information on the Company, please visit: limacorporate.com

SOURCE Limacorporate S.p.A.

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HSS Receives Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® for Sixth Consecutive Year

NEW YORKNov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Press Ganey, a nationally recognized private company that measures patient experience, named Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) a 2018 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® Winner. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® was presented to HSS during their annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

“At HSS, we are committed to helping people move better so they can live better,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO at HSS. “As a world leader in musculoskeletal health, we put patients first and are honored to have earned this distinguished recognition for the sixth consecutive year.”

“We are proud to partner with HSS to support their mission to provide safe, high-quality, patient-centered care,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “They are truly dedicated to delivering exceptional care in the communities they serve, and their commitment to capturing and acting on patient experience feedback is a very powerful demonstration of this.”

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® is a nationally recognized achievement for those who have sustained performance in the top 5 percent for patient experience during the course of a year of data. HSS has been awarded this recognition for six consecutive years for outstanding inpatient and HCAHPS performance.

“It is rewarding to be part of a medical staff that is devoted to researching the latest advancements in treatment for all musculoskeletal conditions,” said Todd J. Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS. “From motion analysis to virtual reality, HSS physicians implement the best practices in all initiatives to improve patient care and elevate patient satisfaction.”

“Getting patients back to how they want to live their lives is our utmost priority,” said Chao Wu, chief patient experience officer at HSS. “Guided by committed leadership, systematic feedback and a dedicated team of physicians and staff, we are able to continuously evolve our model of care to best treat each patient.”

About Press Ganey 
Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 30 years ago. Today, Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience and workforce engagement. The company works with more than 33,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New JerseyConnecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic of musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.

SOURCE Hospital for Special Surgery

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https://www.hss.edu

Surgical Affiliates and Kern Medical Announce Partnership to Enhance Emergency Surgical Services

SACRAMENTO, Calif.Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Surgical Affiliates, a leading provider of in-house emergency surgical services for hospitals and healthcare systems, and Kern Medical of Bakersfield, Calif., a Level II Trauma Center, have announced their partnership to enhance patient care in providing 24/7 acute care and trauma surgical services.

Kern Medical’s partnership with Surgical Affiliates supports the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality of emergency surgical care as the only trauma center serving patients in California’s southern Central Valley. Through the partnership, Kern Medical’s excellent standard of care will be enhanced by ensuring patients have 24/7 access to the highest level of acute care and trauma surgical services supported by Surgical Affiliates’ proven expertise in emergency surgical care.