2018–2019 Gold Sponsors
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Thank you to our 2018–2019 Gold Sponsors




Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company, offering an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative therapies to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Surgical Technologies business comprises our Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT); Neurosurgery; & Advanced Energy organizations. Our products and procedural solutions encompass a broad variety of surgical applications, including neurosurgical spine, cranial, and orthopaedics; ENT; and surgical oncology – more than any other Medtronic business. Our core products include advanced surgical navigation and imaging solutions, powered surgical tools and systems, intraoperative nerve monitoring devices, advanced energy based tools for hemostatic sealing & tissue dissection, and implantable hydrocephalus management products.



Nihon Kohden America, Inc.

Nihon Kohden is the leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company is a trusted source for patient monitoring, sleep assessment, neurology and cardiology instrumentation solutions, and has been recognized for the highest customer satisfaction among U.S. hospitals and health systems for 40 consecutive quarters (MD Buyline).



NuVasive Clinical Services and SafePassage

NuVasive Clinical Services (NCS) and SafePassage have combined to become the nation’s leading provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IOM) services to surgeons and healthcare facilities, through the combination of Impulse Monitoring and Biotronic NeuroNetwork, along with the recent acquisition of SafePassage. With its industry-leading service offering, our services division is committed to providing hospitals, surgeons, and patients a best-in-class IOM experience. We combine industry-leading technology, service, and quality to serve over 100,000 cases annually with more than 550 neurophysiologists and 30 physicians on staff. Following our integration, we look forward to growing our status as the largest IOM provider, but also as the most highly coveted employer in the industry.

NCS and SafePassage are owned by NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a spine technology company focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With over $1B in revenues (2017), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients.

For more information on NuVasive, NuVasive Clinical Services and Safe Passage please visit www.nuvasive.com   safepassagehealth.com


Rhythmlink International, LLC

Rhythmlink International is a medical device manufacturing company specializing in devices that help connect patients to machines to record or elicit physiologic information. Rhythmlink designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of medical devices for intraoperative neuromonitoring, electroencephalography, evoked potentials, polysomnography, long-term monitoring epilepsy and critical care units. Founded by neurodiagnostic technicians and engineers in 2002, Rhythmlink enhances patient care worldwide by transforming medical device technology that links patients to equipment. Rhythmlink also offers custom packaging, custom products, private labeling and contract manufacturing services.


Signal Gear

Signal Gear® is a medical device company focused on designing neurodiagnostic accessories. Founded on the premise that passionate, thoughtful study is key to innovation and creativity, we study the scientific literature, the patient and clinical practice. All Signal Gear® products will be the best or we won’t sell them.




Physicians and hospitals should always have the best possible means to ensure the most positive patient outcomes, while being able to maintain their own financial health and success. To help our customers achieve this, we are committed to delivering exceptional care outcomes, patient safety, and financial results in over 1,000 hospitals and health systems, supporting 13,000 physicians during 350,000+ procedures annually. This makes us the market leader in perfusion and intraoperative neuromonitoring, and the industry’s choice for autotransfusion, sterile processing management, surgical assist, and minimally invasive surgical support. In addition to nearly 1,400 clinicians providing superior quality care at the local level, our national presence gives our medical department access to extensive, unmatched clinical data for conducting research to identify trends, determine benchmarks, disseminate best practices, and foster innovation that maximizes patient outcomes while minimizing costs. We hold accreditation in Surgical Ambulatory Healthcare and certification in Healthcare Staffing Services from The Joint Commission. By leveraging the rigor of these programs, our extensive experience, and our own university—which includes a fully equipped OR for training—we develop expertise beyond industry requirements so that surgical teams can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence, always.