“We are pleased to add three talented executives to expand our national team and support healthcare leaders as they look for innovative ways to maximize efficiency and improve quality and accountability."
Elmhurst, IL (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
MedSpeed LLC, an ISO-certified technology-enhanced healthcare transportation partner that brings sophistication and an analytical approach to healthcare transportation, today announced that it has hired three new executives to support its rapid national growth. Beth Wieczorek has been named area vice president for the northeast region, Tim Cranford has been named area vice president for the southeast region, and Jason Baumgartner has been named area vice president for the southwest region.
“We are pleased to add three talented executives to expand our national team and support healthcare leaders as they look for innovative ways to maximize efficiency and improve quality and accountability,” said Jake Crampton, CEO of MedSpeed.
Beth Wieczorek is a seasoned healthcare supply executive with more than 20 years of industry experience. Most recently, she founded Global Outsource Solutions (GOS) where she worked with clients to develop sales and marketing strategies, product development and launch, and non-profit fundraising programs. Previously, she held the position of vice president for RecoverCare and before that she spent 18 years with Cardinal Health as the region director of distribution. During her time at Cardinal, Ms. Wieczorek managed sales and operations for a $320 million medical distribution business with 150 employees and four facilities. She is currently the chair of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Foundation of MedStar Health, which provides medical services to patients at home. Ms. Wieczorek is also on the executive board of the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides services and support for terminally ill children and their families in Maryland, DC and Delaware.
Tim Cranford is an established leader who brings more than 25 years of strategic healthcare experience to MedSpeed. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cranford led the national sales operation for the $17 billion Healthtrust Purchasing Group (HPG) for the last six year as vice president of national sales. Prior to that, he oversaw HPG’s GPO sales/marketing, compliance, communication, customer service and member services functions as the vice president of GPO operations. Over the course of his career, Mr. Cranford has held roles with several healthcare innovators, including: HCA, where partnered with organizations to identify global objectives and develop solutions to reach them; G.D. Searle & Co., where, as a district sales manager, he led the number one district in the region and won the Excellence in Achievement award twice; and Bristol Myers Squibb where he grew territory revenue by $3.5 million and won the National Sales Representative award.
Jason Baumgartner is a proven sales executive who has developed and managed long-standing, strategic partnerships with leaders in the healthcare community. Before joining MedSpeed, Mr. Baumgartner worked at Health Trust Purchasing Group (HPG) as a regional vice president of sales where he grew membership through-out the west. Prior to that, Mr. Baumgartner spent 13 years with Cardinal Health in various roles from sales and sales management, to director of Health Systems and National Accounts. In addition, Jason managed the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) relationships for Cardinal health and earned several accolades, including: SP Lab Regional Manager of the year 2005 and Regional Health Systems Manager of the year 2006.
“Beth Wieczorek, Tim Cranford and Jason Baumgartner are seasoned executives with strong leadership abilities and customer orientation,” said Gail Nelson, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “As the leaders of our regions, they will be valuable to the MedSpeed organization and a great resource for our clients.”
MedSpeed is an ISO-certified, technology-enhanced healthcare transportation solutions provider that supports health systems, such as integrated delivery networks, hospitals, accountable care organizations, blood banks and laboratories, at the highest levels. For more than ten years, MedSpeed has successfully applied our sophisticated analytical and process-oriented, operations-focused approach to healthcare transportation to improve margins by cutting costs and inefficiencies and improving care delivery. Governed under the principles of Lean Six Sigma, MedSpeed consistently delivers operational quality, economic value and strategic advantage to its customers.