March 14, 2018
Evansville, Indiana based Curvo Labs, Inc (http://www.curvolabs.com) today announced the acquisition of Ann Arbor, Michigan based Mendenhall Associates, Inc., publisher of Orthopedic Network News.
Orthopedic Network News, quarterly publication on cost and quality issues in orthopedics, has been published continuously since 1990 by Mendenhall Associates, Inc. (MAI). In addition to Orthopedic Network News, MAI hosts http://www.ImplantData.com, a supply-chain service for hospitals. It also publishes a quarterly update of cost and utilization of orthopedic services and owns the copyright to the GIC© classification of medical devices.
“I am excited about joining the Curvo team. Their technical and supply chain expertise complements the clinical management tools that we have built at Mendenhall Associates, Inc. In addition to expanding the amount of data available for our clinical benchmarks, they will allow us to branch outside of orthopedics into other clinical areas,” according to Stan Mendenhall, President of MAI.
“Orthopedic Network News is a trusted and known brand in orthopedics, and MAI’s past clinical initiatives provide a pathway for our clients to make better use of the data that they have been submitting to us,” according to Andy Perry, CEO & Co-Founder of Curvo Labs. “We are pleased that we will be able to continue to provide the services to the orthopedic community that MAI has provided in the past, and we are excited to welcome Stan and his team in greater partnership.”
MAI will continue operations as a wholly owned subsidiary of Curvo and Stan Mendenhall will serve as President of MAI. The combined company services approximately 450 US hospitals. Current customers, subscribers, and clients of MAI will not experience any disruption in their services, according to both Mendenhall and Perry. Customers of Curvo and MAI will see product enhancements and new capabilities from their combined offerings.
Curvo is a clinical spend management platform for hospitals’ and healthcare systems’ supply chains. Curvo automates the sourcing process from organizing simple, actionable data to creating RFPs and savings scenarios, to project management and monitoring for each category of spend. The company was founded in 2012 by Andy Perry and Steve Suhrheinrich. For more information about Curvo, please visit http://www.curvolabs.com.