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How To Pivot Your Practice During The Pandemic

How To Pivot Your Practice During The Pandemic

October 28, 2020

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Dr. Patrick McEneaney, Founder and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels. Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle physicians, doctors, and surgeons diagnose and treat complex pediatric and adult foot and ankle conditions, providing their patients with the latest in treatment options to maximize outcomes.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Patrick McEneaney discuss the following:

  1. What are some ways Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle has pivoted or helped during the pandemic?
  2. What were some expectations you had behind expanding to the COVID-19 Lab & Testing Center?
  3. What important information should people know about the Northern Illinois Lab & Testing Centers?
  4. Are there any requirements for testing?
  5. What is the turnaround for testing results?
  6. Next month is Diabetes Awareness month, can you share with us more on why awareness for diabetes is so important?
  7. If you are diabetic, how are your feet impacted?
  8. What are ways you help diabetics manage their symptoms?

 

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Dr. Patrick McEneaney is a board-certified DPM, owner, and CEO of Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialist. Dr. McEneaney has a unique story being a young entrepreneur under 45 y/o with ten clinics and plans to expand, all while still practicing in foot and ankle care during a global pandemic. As the current president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and Medical Director & Principal Investigator of NF&A, he has garnered numerous literature journal publications. His specialties involve advanced reconstructive surgery of foot & ankle dealing with flatfoot reconstruction, post-traumatic injury management, deformity correction, and wound care/limb salvage. Along with experience in diabetes and senior health care.

 

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Website: https://illinoisfoot.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/Illinoisfoot 
Instagram: instagram.com/northern_illinois_foot_ankle 
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/illinoisfoot

AI-Powered Medical Financial Aid Solution Helps Patients Access Care and Health Systems

AI-Powered Medical Financial Aid Solution Helps Patients Access Care and Health Systems

October 17, 2020

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Ethan Davidoff, CEO and founder of Atlas Health, the leader in philanthropic reimbursement that empowers health systems with an end-to-end solution for enrolling patients in medical financial aid programs joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and the Health Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ethan Davidoff discuss the following:

  1. Please tell our audiences about Atlas Heath, its goals and who it serves.
  2. Tell us about the Navigator 4.0, and the services and benefits it will provide to health systems and its users.
  3. What are your relationships with healthcare payers and philanthropic relief programs designated to help aid hospital systems during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  4. What benefits can Navigator 4.0 offer to 340B hospital systems who are experiencing the significant rate cuts during these unprecedented times?
  5. Are there any financial risks to employers or hospital systems may be facing right now that Navigator 4.0 is working to solve?
  6. Hospital systems are desperate for any type of aid during the COVID-19 pandemic. What other ways can your services provide relief for hospitals struggling with financial pressures?
  7. How can patients who have lost their jobs and health insurance due to the COVID-19 economic crisis benefit from Atlas' Navigator 4.0 in terms of longevity?
  8. Does Atlas’ Navigator 4.0 plan on providing relief for urgent care or walk-in clinics that receive patients for COVID-19 testing or intervention?
  9. COVID-19 patients often also experience other related illnesses. What other ways can your services provide treatment and ensure patients will be financially and medically protected?
  10. How have you been trying to educate under-served populations on your services? Please describe how Atlas’ Navigator 4.0 will help with the challenges for under-served populations with access to primary care services?

 

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Atlas Health, the leader in philanthropic reimbursement, is improving and saving lives by empowering providers with an end-to-end solution for matching and enrolling patients in medical financial aid programs through its proprietary technology and AI-powered service partnership platform, Atlas Navigator. Patients receive the care they need and providers secure reimbursement for care delivered.


Ethan Davidoff is the Founder & CEO of Atlas Health with over 10 years of healthcare, enterprise software, and cyber security experience. Ethan Davidoff founded Atlas Health in 2017 and maintains the role of CEO. Under his direction, the company has become the leader in philanthropic reimbursement.

Prior to Atlas Health, Davidoff was a founding member of RiskIQ. Serving as Vice President and General Manager of Internet Security, he managed a cross-functional team to grow an emerging business unit with fortune 500 and top technology companies.

Davidoff studied business, entrepreneurship, and software development at the University of California at Berkeley and the London School of Economics.

 

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Website: https://atlas.health

Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/atlashealth

Focusing on the Unique Medical, Economic and Healthcare Coordination Needs of People with Rare and Orphan Diseases

Focusing on the Unique Medical, Economic and Healthcare Coordination Needs of People with Rare and Orphan Diseases

October 15, 2020

 

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Donovan Quill, President and CEO of Optime Care, a nationally recognized pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization maximizing therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Health Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Donovan Quill discuss the following:

  1. Please tell our audiences about Optime Care, its goals and who it serves.

  2. What is considered a rare or orphan disease?

  3. What is the definition of a specialty pharmaceutical? How many drugs are currently on the market and how many in development?

  4. How does Optime Care ensure that patients get their drugs?

  5. What are your relationships with healthcare payers?

 

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Optime Care, Inc. is a nationally recognized pharmacy, distribution and patient management organization offering a suite of comprehensive services tailored to maximize the therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of orphan and rare disorders. Our management team has previously partnered in the launch of more than 25 orphan products and consistently implemented the best brand program for the community. Our experience with small patient populations makes us uniquely qualified to help every stakeholder group impacted by these disorders. Optime Care has dual-accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for compliance with specialty pharmacy and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy services that demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers.


Donovan Quill entered the world of healthcare after a successful coaching career and teaching at the collegiate level. His personal mission was to help patients who suffer from an orphan disorder that has affected his entire family (Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency). Donovan became a Patient Advocate for Centric Health Resources and traveled the country raising awareness, improving detection, and providing education to patients and healthcare providers.

Donovan quickly gained recognition among the patient community for his efforts. He was heavily recruited and hand-picked by Alpha-1 Foundation founder John Walsh to become the Foundation’s Director of Detection and Community Outreach. Donovan gained an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of not-for-profit patient-driven programs while working with the Alpha-1 Foundation. His responsibilities included public policy agendas within government affairs, national targeted detection programs, research projects with “Key Opinion Leaders”, patient educational and marketing programs, fundraising efforts, and serving as a liaison to the drug manufacturers.

After leaving the not-for-profit sector, Donovan developed a new and innovative sales strategy with Talecris Biotherapeutics (now Grifols), which he piloted in a sales territory that had underperformed historically. By emphasizing education, early detection, and awareness, Donovan was able to take a poor performing territory and grow it into one of the top markets in the country in a short period of time. The strategy was so successful that Donovan was asked to work with the Brand Team to launch it throughout the rest of the country.

Donovan’s success in the sales world led to a return to Centric Health Resources (now DLSS), where he worked on their largest piece of business and developed innovative strategies to improve a growing and successful program. Over the next few years, Donovan went from directing a small team of Patient Advocates to Vice President of Patient Services to Senior Vice President of Patient Direct Programs.

Donovan’s experiences with the Alpha-1 Foundation, Centric Health Resources and DLSS have provided him the opportunity to manage all aspects of operations, develop operational plans for product launches/relaunches, improve program effectiveness, manage a large number of employees from pharmacists to nurses to patient support specialists, design infrastructure, create business development opportunities, and play a key role in companywide strategic planning.

Regardless of his position, Donovan has always kept one thing top of mind: “If you take care of the people that matter, the program will always be successful.” Donovan has spent years doing just that for patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and product manufacturers.

 

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Website: optimecare.com

Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/optime-care

Running a Non-Profit Clinic in Times of COVID

Running a Non-Profit Clinic in Times of COVID

September 23, 2020

 

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Berta Cabrera, Executive Director of the SSJ Health Foundation, a charitable organization providing financial support for the St. John Bosco Clinic, a free clinic serving uninsured and under served children and adults in Miami-Dade County joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Waqaas Al-Siddiq discuss the following:

  1. Tell me a little bit about the St. John Bosco Clinic and the role of the SSJ Health Foundation?
  2. As COVID-19 has affected the world, and SFL has been known as a hot spot, what has been the impact on the clinic?
  3. How has the community and the clinic risen up to meet this challenge?
  4. Looking past COVID-19, what do you think the long-term impacts and best practices will be?
  5. As a non-profit, I’m sure funding is crucial to your success. How can the community support you as you increase your patient load?

 

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The SSJ Health Foundation is a charitable organization providing financial support for St. John Bosco Clinic, a free clinic serving uninsured and under served children and adults in Miami-Dade County.

Their mission is to provide compassionate and philanthropic support for the health care ministry of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida, to the uninsured and under served in the Miami-Dade community.

 

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Website: ssjhealthfoundation.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ssjhealthfoundation.org 
Instagram: instagram.com/ssjhealthfoundation

How Telehealth is Transforming the Way We Receive Care

How Telehealth is Transforming the Way We Receive Care

September 1, 2020

 

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Art Cooksey, Founder and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive, a provider of customizable telehealth solutions including a sophisticated HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform, kiosks, medical carts, virtual clinics and more joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Tele-Health Channels. Their mission is to enable providers to offer care at any time from any location in the world.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Art Cooksey discuss the following:

  1. Tele-health has really taken off since the pandemic hit (demand in the U.S. expected to increase by 64% in the U.S. alone). When did you get involved in Tele-health technology and in your opinion, how is it evolving since COVID-19? What key areas should people look for in a tele-health platform?
  2. How does Let’s Talk Interactive fit into those areas?
  3. Walk us through what a tele-medicine visit is like.
  4. Tell us about the areas where tele-health can be impactful to people - beyond primary care practitioners and hospitals.
  5. What does the future hold for tele-health and tele-medicine? Where will we be using it that we are not today?

 

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Arthur Cooksey serves as the Chairman and CEO of Let’s Talk Interactive, Inc. (LTI), leading the corporate strategy and development to drive the adoption of LTI’s suite of products and services. He founded the technology platform in 2001 as a way to provide consumers with access to qualified and licensed behavioral health professionals, which he later evolved to customized services and telehealth technology that LTI is known for today.

The platform is having a major impact in the Florida Panhandle region. Championed by Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis and her Hope for Healing Initiative, the program placed telehealth kiosks from Let’s Talk Interactive in 63 public schools throughout the region. As a result, more than 60,000 students have access to mental health support.

In addition to collaborating with schools, Arthur continues to lead the growth of LTI into correctional institution programs, working alongside sheriff teams in Franklin County, FL to reduce recidivism through behavioral health support for inmates. He also emphasizes telehealth innovation among political leaders by attending judiciary hearings and White House event including the Summit on Transforming Mental Health Treatment to Combat Homelessness, Violence, and Substance Abuse.

Prior to Let’s Talk Interactive, Arthur held corporate and strategic roles for more than a decade, including leading corporate development with Bank of America Merchant Services. He was selected as a member of Bank of America’s Market President team where he reviewed social, economic and education issues, and sat on a political action committee that supported nonprofits throughout the Charlotte region.

A Charlotte native, Arthur continues to reside in his hometown.

 

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Website: www.letstalkinteractive.com

Facebook: facebook.com/LetsTalkInteractive

First-of-its Kind Technology Created to Help Improve the Outcomes of Chronically Ill Patients

First-of-its Kind Technology Created to Help Improve the Outcomes of Chronically Ill Patients

August 28, 2020

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Dr. Bob Monteverdi, Global Healthcare Solutions Leader for Lenovo Health at Lenovo who is an executive and physician with over three decades of experience across business and healthcare joins eHealth Radio and the Technology and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Bob Monteverdi discuss the following:

  1. When we think about bigger picture in healthcare right now, what products does Lenovo have and what do they mean for healthcare providers and patients?
  2. Is Virtual Rounding a solution that will still be relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided?
  3. So, why Lenovo in the healthcare space?
  4. Recently, Dr. Fauci warned that we might be seeing 100K new cases of COVID-19 each day.
  5. How does tele-health and virtual care help minimize these numbers? What results are you seeing from this type of care?

 

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“Dr. Bob” is an executive and physician with three plus decades leading cross-functional business lines, healthcare product management organizations and strategic marketing efforts. His leadership roles have ranged across firms from early stage startups on through major corporate entities that include Thomson Reuters, McKesson, Optum, IBM, and SAS.

During his career he has led numerous efforts in the acute and ambulatory provider markets in addition to driving organizations in the payer, life sciences and pharmacy segments. He is known for his passionate, collaborative and motivational results-driven leadership style, is a graduate of Hofstra University and was in private medical practice in New York State for a decade before embarking on his healthcare information technology career.

At Lenovo, Dr. Bob leads the effort to transform Lenovo Health from a hardware focused entity into providing a broader portfolio of healthcare technology solutions encompassing software and services.

 

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Websites: https://www.lenovo.com/us

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenovoUS 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lenovous 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LenovoVision 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lenovous

Final Diagnosis: No Second Chances

Final Diagnosis: No Second Chances

August 8, 2020

 

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J.T. Madicus, author, executive producer and medical activist to talk about his new book, Final Diagnosis: No Second Chances, which is based on real life healthcare scenarios joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest J.T. Madicus discuss the following:

  1. What was in the inspiration in writing book?
  2. Is the book based on real medical scenarios?
  3. Briefly, describe the plot and what the book is about?
  4. You mentioned in the press release that this book was the first in a series of five, how will those books be different then the first novel? Will they all be connected?
  5. The premise of the book appears to be some of the problems in the US healthcare system, is that true?

 

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J.T. Madicus, otherwise known as Future Doc House, of his first of five written works in "Final Diagnosis" series. Combining his real-life experience in medical science with his love of fiction, this medical drama/thriller teaches its audience medicine.

His debut novel "Final Diagnosis: No Second Chances" introduces Dr. Tseng to the world, its captivating plot embeds real-life medical scenarios allowing the reader to watch its heroes analyze, diagnose, and treat patients. Though both the characters and the plot are fiction, the medical cases are factual.

Additionally, the first film in the series is currently in post-production and will be released in September 2020.

To purchase the book, please visit Amazon.com.

For more information, visit https://jtmadicus.com.

Healthcare Hero Talks What it is Like Inside the ER During a Pandemic

Healthcare Hero Talks What it is Like Inside the ER During a Pandemic

July 25, 2020

 

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Dr. Christopher Markus Colbert, the Assistant Program Director of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels. Additionally, Dr. Colbert is the chair of continuing medical education for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), the co-chair of Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) spring symposiums and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army reserves.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Christopher Markus Colbert discuss the following:

  1. Every day you walk into the ER, you face the unknown. But since the pandemic, you sort of know that no matter what that day you will be facing down the belly of the beast when you walk in those doors. How do you deal with that mentally?
  2. What are you doing to keep your mental health intact? What is your advice to others in the medical field?
  3. If you could give our listeners three pieces of advice and/or recommendations regarding the pandemic, what would they be?
  4. How will the way we look at hospitals in the future change? Do you think this is good or bad?
  5. What have you learned about yourself and/or your colleagues during this time?

 

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Christopher Markus Colbert is the Assistant Program Director of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Illinois at Chicago with specific interest in both academic and social emergency medicine. Additionally, he is the chair of continuing medical education for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), the co-chair of Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) spring symposiums and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army reserves. Chris has provided and moderated lectures nationally and internationally receiving awards for both speaker engagement and contribution to medical education.

 

Dr. Colbert received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University, medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a graduate of the Midwestern University Emergency Medicine Residency Program.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: twitter.com/drchriser
Instagram: instagram.com/drchriser
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/DrChrisER

 

How to stay healthy this summer and beyond with Dr. Vivek Cherian

How to stay healthy this summer and beyond with Dr. Vivek Cherian

July 14, 2020

 

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Dr. Vivek Cherian, an Internal Medicine Physician currently practicing in Baltimore, Maryland joins us on eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Vivek Cherian discuss the following:

  1. Can you give us some thoughts regarding healthy eating when we are living in such stressful times?
  2. Corona-virus is on everyone’s mind right now, and will be for a while until we get a vaccine. If we start getting symptoms, how can we tell if it’s simply allergies or something else?
  3. When do we and we don’t we need to be wearing gloves ?
  4. How do we best spend our time safely in a manner that will still protect us?
  5. As the COVID-10 pandemic rages on, is it safe to go to the hospital?

 

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Dr. Vivek Cherian is an internal medicine physician currently practicing in Baltimore, MD. Aside from taking care of his patients in the hospital, he is passionate about empowering people with knowledge to optimize their health and wellness, so that they can thrive. He is viewed as a trusted resource that cuts through the uncertainty around people’s health concerns and empowers individuals with factual and relevant information.


Contact and or Follow Dr. Vivek Cherian:
Facebook: facebook.com/vivekcherianmd 
Twitter: twitter.com/vivekcherianmd 
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vivekcherianmd

UStrive, Manufacturing Washable Face Masks and other Personal Protective Equipment in Los Angeles

UStrive, Manufacturing Washable Face Masks and other Personal Protective Equipment in Los Angeles

July 10, 2020

 

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Scott Wilson, President of UStrive Manufacturing, a Los Angeles based garment maker specializing in knitwear and is the first and only vertical clothing in manufacturer in North America to be certified to both the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange’s Organic Contact Standard (OCS), the world two leading organic textile standards joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Healthcare Channels. Most recently, UStrive has begun manufacturing washable face masks and other personal protective equipment in Los Angeles for the government, large corporations and other institutions.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Scott Wilson discuss the following:

  1. Your company started out as a garment maker specializing in knitwear and you’ve currently added PPE to your manufacturing line up, how does a t-shirt manufacturer end up making PPE for medical and non-medical use?
  2. How easy was it to transition your manufacturing plant into making the organic washable face masks and what kind of volume are you doing each month?
  3. You’re currently the only manufacturer that can state your masks our organically dyed, why is that? What makes your face masks better than the run of the mill cloth masks being made by a ton of companies?
  4. Being sustainable is a big part of what you do, can you give me some examples of how sustainability is core to your business practices/manufacturing processes?
  5. Are you working on any other new products in the PPE space and is UStrive Manufacturing in it for the long haul?
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of us, and as we move into the phase of post COVID-19, what things have you learned as a good steward of the community and environment?

 

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UStrive Manufacturing is a Los Angeles based garment maker specializing in knitwear and is the first and only vertical clothing in manufacturer in North America to be certified to both the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange’s Organic Contact Standard (OCS), the world two leading organic textile standards. USTRIVE enables brands to meet both Made in American and organic criteria throughout their entire supply chair from cut and sew to dyeing, finishing, screen printing, embroidering, packaging and storage-all within 12 miles.

In early 2020, USTRIVE ventured into the PPE space in developing a line of general purpose organically dyed washable face masks for adults & children during the COVID-19 pandemic; a reusable 2-ply general purpose masks begin with a cotton jersey inner layer coupled with a woven outer layer of poplin fabric, held in place with straps made of a cotton-spandex blend manufactuered to Kaiser and FDA guidelines for non-clinical use at Kaiser Permanente; a general FDA approval for a 2 PLY Medline non-woven polypropylene material mask with a non-latex elastic ear strap for clinic and medical use, which is currently, manufactured to Kaiser and FDA guidelines.

Scott Harper Wilson, grow up in North County of San Diego. An avid surfer, when not riding waves, Scott was drawing waves. His love and inherited abilities to draw lead him into lifelong career in the apparel industry. His love to the ocean has made him lifelong advocate for the environment and sustainability.

With over 30 years in the apparel industry, Scott has done it all. In the 80’s Scott took surf and beachwear to the inner mountain west with Expressions; a small chain of retail stores in Utah and Idaho. In 1992 Scott went from retailer to manufacture with the opening of Tour Image, Inc, a design and manufacturing facility in north county of San Diego. Specializing in golf and ready to wear clothing, Tour Image quickly became a leading provider to the golf and Parks and Attraction industries. In 2000 Tour Image won Vendor of the Year from Disney Worldwide Attractions for shipping one year without a single reject or return. In 2003 Tour Image won the International Parks and Attractions Associations Design of the year for a t-shirt design created for LEGOLAND World Parks.

From 2012 to 2017 Scott was Vice President of JS Apparel, a knitwear specialist located in Carson, CA. As VP, Scott has taken JS Apparel from a “t-shirt” manufacture to one to leading provider of fashion knit with sales of over 100 million dollars a year.

An advocate for sustainable ethical manufacturing, Scott does a lot of public speaking on the subject, and serve on the board of several related organizations including the advisory board of Cal Poly of Pomona. Scott is always working on ways to make the industry more sustainable, specifically reducing energy and water consumption associated with current printing and dyeing procedures.


Website: https://ustrivemfg.com

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