BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE, AUGUST 8, 2023 – Vantage Surgical Solutions, a leading provider of curated mobilized surgical solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Shaheen as the new Surgical Sales Representative for the company’s Vantage Clear Ophthalmic division in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. With more than twelve years of industry experience and deep relationships with Ophthalmologists in the region, Jim will play a key role in expanding Vantage Surgical Solutions’ presence in rural communities across those markets.

Jim Shaheen brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record in the ophthalmic industry. With over a decade of experience in ophthalmology sales, Jim has consistently demonstrated exceptional customer service and an in-depth understanding of the unique needs and challenges of healthcare providers in the region. He has a keen eye for identifying opportunities and building strong relationships with key stakeholders, which has resulted in significant sales achievements throughout his career.

In his new role as Surgical Sales Representative, Jim will be responsible for introducing Vantage Surgical Solutions’ mobilized surgical services to healthcare facilities, clinics, and professionals across the region. With more than 20% of the US population residing in rural areas, it is vital that hospitals and surgeons in those areas are equipped to meet the healthcare demands of that growing population, including offering cataract surgery. With 1 in 6 people over the age of 40 already having started developing cataracts, it is critical that rural communities are prepared to meet those demands. Vantage offers a way for hospitals to meet that need without any capital outlay or the requirement to own equipment or stock and store supplies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Shaheen to our team as the Surgical Sales Representative for our Vantage Clear division,” said Add Owen, Regional Vice President of Sales at Vantage Surgical Solutions. “Jim spent the past two weeks immersing himself in the Vantage way through our in-depth onboarding process that included online and in-person training, surgical shadowing, and in-market training. He participated in his first live observations of more than 30 surgeries performed by Dr. Stock at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, IL.”

Jim Shaheen expressed his excitement about joining Vantage Surgical Solutions, saying, “I am honored to be a part of the Vantage Surgical Solutions team and to represent their esteemed ophthalmic division. I look forward to working closely with healthcare providers across the region, offering them the most advanced ophthalmic solutions available in the market. Together, we will make a positive impact on patient care in rural markets and help professionals meet the demands of their communities.”

Shaheen lives in Canton, Ohio where he is a well-known and accomplished trivia aficionado. He has cleared three qualifying rounds for the TV show Jeopardy and is in a pool of participants awaiting the call to Culver City, CA to compete on-air.

About Vantage Surgical Solutions
Vantage has been equipping facilities for specialty surgical services since 1991, with customers in 23 states. The company currently delivers state-of-the-art cataract surgery equipment, IOLs, instrumentation, disposables, expert staff, and supplies, that enable hospitals, surgery centers, and physicians to provide local communities with the highest quality cataract surgery experience. A portfolio company within Pharos Capital Group, Vantage is focused on client success which has resulted in a customer retention rate of 99.8%. Its focus is expanding the business to offer reliable, expert surgical solutions that reduce the cost and improve access for rural healthcare.

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