Effingham, Illinois, April 30, 2024 – Vantage Surgical Solutions, a leading provider of comprehensive mobilized surgical solutions, proudly announces the appointment of four new Surgical Sales Representatives to its rapidly expanding team. This strategic expansion aims to further strengthen Vantage’s presence in rural health communities and enhance its support for healthcare providers delivering vital services to patients.

For over 32 years, Vantage Surgical Solutions has been at the forefront of empowering rural health providers to deliver a broader continuum of care to their communities. Originally specializing in offering cataract surgery solutions, Vantage has been instrumental in equipping healthcare providers with the resources needed to enhance patient care.

In a move to diversify its offerings, Vantage expanded its clinical portfolio last year to include offering equipment, resources, and disposables to support GI screenings, including colonoscopies and endoscopies, thereby addressing critical healthcare needs beyond cataract surgery.

According to recent statistics from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA):

  • Rural communities comprise approximately 20% of the U.S. population, but face numerous healthcare challenges, including limited access to medical services, higher rates of chronic disease, and shortages of healthcare providers.
  • Over 30% of all rural hospitals are at risk of closing in the near future, exacerbating healthcare disparities and reducing access to essential medical services in rural areas.
  • Access to surgical care is particularly challenging in rural communities, with many residents facing long travel times to access specialized surgical services, often resorting to traveling to more urban areas to receive the care they need.

The newest additions to the Vantage sales team bring a wealth of experience and expertise, further bolstering the company’s ability to serve rural health communities effectively:

Ross Adams, Surgical Sales Representative
With extensive experience in pharmaceutical sales with renowned organizations such as Sunovion, Johnson & Johnson, and Janssen, Ross Adams joins Vantage from Atlanta. Ross’s dedication to service, coupled with his community involvement as an Eagle Scout and member of the Boy Scouts of America Central GA Board of Directors, aligns perfectly with Vantage’s mission.

Tony Cuartas, Surgical Sales Representative
Bringing a wealth of consultative healthcare sales experience, Tony Cuartas joins Vantage from Aegis Sciences Corporation and DaVinci Medical. Based in Louisiana, Tony’s expertise will further strengthen Vantage’s presence in the region.

Joe Shellem, Surgical Sales Representative
Returning to the Vantage team, Joe Shellem brings valuable experience as an Account Executive in the WV, PA, and NY markets. Joe’s previous role as an Account Liaison for Promedica involved building strong relationships and delivering crucial education on Home Health, Palliative Care, and Hospice services.

David Stec, Surgical Sales Representative
With a background in customer service and pharmaceutical sales, David joins Vantage from Merck. Based in Arkansas, he is poised to serve the rural hospitals of his home state, leveraging his experience to provide tailored solutions to healthcare providers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ross, Tony, Joe, and David to the Vantage family,” said Sean O’Donnell, Chief Growth Officer at Vantage Surgical Solutions. “Their diverse backgrounds and unwavering commitment to improving healthcare access in rural communities make them valuable additions to our team. With their support, we are poised to continue delivering innovative solutions and unparalleled support to healthcare providers across the nation.”

The addition of these four talented individuals underscores Vantage Surgical Solutions’ dedication to expanding its reach and ensuring that rural health communities have access to the resources they need to deliver exceptional patient care.

About Vantage
Vantage Surgical Solutions has equipped facilities for specialty surgical services since 1991, with customers in 23 states. The company began delivering state-of-the-art cataract surgery equipment, IOLs, instrumentation, disposables, expert staff, and supplies, to enable hospitals, surgery centers, and physicians to provide local communities with the highest quality cataract surgery experience. The recent addition of surgical services within the gastroenterology space expands the company’s ability to broaden its reach. A portfolio company within Pharos Capital Group, Vantage Surgical Solutions is focused on client success resulting 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.

For more information about Vantage Surgical Solutions, visit www.vantage.healthcare.