Advanced Mobile Hospital Systems, Inc. (AMoHS ™), a veteran-owned company, develops and delivers mobile and transportable surgical and medical facilities for temporary and permanent use, whatever the need requires. These facilities provide cost effective alternatives to permanent hospital structures that are often too expensive and time consuming to construct and activate, and lack the flexibility to adjust to changing demands.
We have incorporated elements from the design of more than 200 brick-and-mortar facilities developed over the last 25 years in a very safe and efficient manner, including compliance in Licensure and Medicare Certification. AMoHS has placed units at large teaching hospitals down to smaller critical access hospitals and facilities in size. We constantly continue to make design changes to include and meet the ever changing and challenging demands of the healthcare industry.
The Management Team of AMoHS has 112 years collectively of experience in the medical device industry with 72 collective years being specific to capital equipment. Additionally, members of the Team have extensive experience commercializing and successfully launching capital equipment medical devices. Other members of the Team were involved in the engineering, development, production, sales and service of other prior transportable operating room systems.
MR. JEFFREY R. MERINO – Chairman of the Board/CEO
Mr. Merino is a pioneer and innovator in introducing effective breakthrough technologies and products that readily assist physicians and the healthcare industry worldwide. He has over thirty-five years of experience dealing directly with companies that develop, manufacture and distribute hi-tech surgical capital equipment throughout the world. Most recently, he was Managing Director of Healthstaff Services, Ltd. (HSL), an Executive Search firm specializing in staffing companies that manufacture products used primarily in minimally and less-invasive surgery. His clients there included both top Fortune 500 companies, as well as a substantial portfolio of pre-IPO start-ups.
Prior to founding HSL, he was the Director of Sales for Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, where he headed up their sales and marketing efforts during the time that minimally invasive surgery and its attendant products were first being introduced. He worked closely with the leading American and European thought leaders, helping to introduce into the U.S. the first endoscopic instrumentation that made laparoscopic cholecystectomies possible, and innovative rigid and flexible urological instrumentation that would lead to the development of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for the treatment of various gall and kidney stone ailments. During his tenure, he oversaw one of the largest sales increases in the company’s history.
Before joining Karl Storz, Mr. Merino was with the Rigid Endoscopy Division of Olympus Corporation of America. He assisted in the introduction of a heretofore extremely difficult technology, Continuous Flow Resection (CFR), and Olympus succeeded in not only gaining entry into the market, but within a few short years, became the standard by which other full-line endoscopy companies would be measured. Mr. Merino held various sales and sales management roles in the company before being recruited by Karl Storz. He also worked as Director of Marketing for NeoMed Corporation, a leading Electro Surgery equipment manufacturer, prior to its acquisition by Richards Medical.
He began his career in the medical device arena working in various sales and marketing capacities with the Surgical Specialty/Surgikos divisions of Johnson & Johnson Corporation. Mr. Merino holds a Law Degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and also earned a B.S. Degree in Chemistry/Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a First Lieutenant, where he commanded a combat engineer company in Nuremberg, Germany.
MR. JAMES E. HOSCH - Chief of Operations
Mr. Hosch is a seasoned investment banker with extensive experience in private placement of equity and convertible securities for public and private companies. He has provided consulting services to broker dealers managing public offerings for microcap companies. Mr. Hosch has been in investment banking since 1998, and prior to that he was the Managing Director of Investment Banking of two regional NASD member firms with multiple offices nationwide specializing in public and private financing for microcap companies. Mr. Hosch has extensive operational experience with development stage companies including most recently Amazon Coding, a remote coding service company in the healthcare industry. He received his BBA degree in Accounting from Texas A & M University.
WILLIAM WAUGH – VP/Manufacturing & Regulatory Compliance
Mr. Waugh has had extensive experience in designing, developing, and manufacturing mobile surgery systems. Prior to joining AMoHS, Mr. Waugh helped Tractus Medical understand the complex nature of the mobile surgery system business. Prior to Tractus, Mr. Waugh was the Chief Operations Officer for Mobile Medical International, a firm that once held a license to build mobile surgery centers. In his role at MMI, Mr. Waugh was responsible for the development and regulatory compliance of the mobile surgery system. Prior to MMI, Mr. Waugh had over twenty years of experience in the design, development, operations, and maintaining of regulatory compliance for over 100 ambulatory surgery centers.
Mr. Waugh has worked with many of the leading companies in the ambulatory surgery center industry including MediVision, EquiVision, EquiMed, and NovaMed. He has also worked with many physicians in the development of office-practice affiliated ambulatory surgery centers. Mr. Waugh was a member of the US Army and a decorated helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.
STEVEN M. RUDY, M.D. – Medical Director/Board Director
Steven M. Rudy, M.D. has 20 years experience in the Ambulatory Surgery Center business. In 1986, he founded and has directed Saddleback Valley Outpatient Surgery Center (SVOPS) in Laguna Hills, California. SVOPS is a physician owned freestanding surgery center where, to date, over 90,000 outpatient surgeries have been performed. In 1994 he also served as Founder and Founding Board Member of Monarch HealthCare, a physician owned and run organization, and an IPA model medical group which contracts for prepaid healthcare on behalf of its 2500 physician providers. Monarch currently provides healthcare services for over 170,000 patients in Southern California.
Dr. Rudy is managing partner for Saddleback Specialists LLC, the general partner of the partnership. From 1976 to 1997 Dr. Rudy was a practicing Urologist with South Coast Urological Medical Group. Dr. Rudy graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. from Harvard University in 1961; then earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1969; and received an Executive M.B.A. certificate from Harvard University in 1999.
GEORGE P. CONBEER – Board Director
Mr. Conbeer has built a very successful career in the equipment financing, leasing and healthcare field starting with IBM in 1974, before moving on to the leasing division of Bank of America. He then founded Townsend Conbeer & Company in New Haven, Connecticut in 1983 and then sold this leasing firm in 1987 to Caribank, N.A., a Florida bank subsequently acquired by Citibank. He was recruited to the medical leasing/refurbishing arm of Comdisco, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company headquartered in Chicago, and while there, as President, he led this firm to become the largest independent medical equipment leasing company in the world, with a portfolio which was Comdisco’s most profitable during almost all of the 1990’s.
Through his leadership, Mr. Conbeer also built the largest ISO 9000 certified diagnostic imaging refurbishing and remanufacturing plant in the world (100,000 sq. ft.) and set a standard that convinced even large medical centers to consider used equipment alternatives. General Electric (GE)’s GoldSeal product line was a direct competitive response to Comdisco’s success, and GE eventually bought the business. In 1993 Mr. Conbeer left Comdisco to join Summit World Trade as CEO of their subsidiary company, Summit International Trading Company (SITCO). Summit had previously formed a joint venture with Hitachi, Ltd. to create Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc (HMSA).
While at SITCO, he had operational responsibility for three subsidiaries, including Summit Credit Company, building it into the de facto captive Lessor for Hitachi. Summit Credit was subsequently acquired by DVI, Inc. a NYSE financial services company. In 2001 Mr. Conbeer helped found Barbeau Pharma, Inc. and in 2005 he and the BarbeauPharma investors formed ProCor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Both companies do early stage drug development in partnership with contract pharmaceutical research and manufacturing companies. Mr. Conbeer serves as part-time CEO of both companies.
Concurrent to his pharmaceutical activities, he is a partner in Westport Funding LLC, a boutique equipment financing company specializing in providing lease, rental and debt financing for IT and medical equipment. Mr. Conbeer was a US Army officer for six years, with three years on active duty. He is a graduate of Princeton University and attended the New York University Stern School of Business. A married father of three, Mr. Conbeer is very active in his community in both civic and charity organizations, and is an enthusiastic golfer and fisherman.
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