Premier Health Care Provider in Savannah, GA partners with Accumen, Inc. for Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program

St. Joseph’s/Candler to utilize Accumen’s patient-centered blood management model

February 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 — St. Joseph’s/Candler (SJ/C), regarded as the premier health care provider in the greater Savannah, GA region, has entered a multi-year partnership with Accumen Inc. (Accumen) to create a world class comprehensive Patient Blood Management (cPBM) program.

Accumen’s cPBM model results in rapid and sustainable improvements in blood utilization and can lead to reductions of inappropriate and avoidable blood use by as much as 40-60%.

“Accumen contacted us at a time when we were evaluating ways to take our blood utilization efforts to a higher level of performance”, said Peter Schenk, VP Ancillary Services. “The strength of their team, flexibility in approach, and commitment to partnering on outcomes created an opportunity we felt could significantly benefit our patients and the health system.”

At the core of Accumen’s cPBM vision is a patient-centered model that addresses blood product utilization, transfusion safety, and proactive strategies designed to avoid unnecessary transfusions which place patients at risk. “The reason health systems are selecting Accumen is really our ability to go beyond traditional blood utilization programs, by partnering on a change journey that leverages assets and talent to accelerate outcomes and identify proactive strategies, like anemia management, to avoid unnecessary transfusions”, said Jeff Osborne, President and CEO of Accumen.

Accumen’s offering is anchored by a team of experts that have established and supported nationally recognized cPBM programs, proven processes that combine project playbooks, broad education, change management, and a technology-centric blood performance management solution to effectively drive insight and action.

About St. Joseph’s/Candler
St. Joseph’s/Candler is a 2-hospital, 714-bed, MAGNET-designated system for nursing excellence, with a focus on the latest technologies and research. Its comprehensive network includes centers of excellence for oncology, cardiovascular, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, orthopedics and a variety of other disease specialties. SJ/C’s Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion is a national destination for cancer care and part of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital are the anchors of a not-for-profit health system serving 33 counties in southeast Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country and is the largest and only faith-based institution in the region. For more information, visit or

About Accumen
Accumen Inc. partners with health systems to deliver excellence in laboratory and comprehensive patient blood management. Accumen brings together diverse industry expertise and innovative thinking to optimize laboratories for improved cost, quality, service and outreach growth. To obtain more information or to contact Accumen, visit or email

Contact Information
Ted Landis
Accumen Inc.
+1 602-538-1808