Tech Knowledge Associates
On April 13, 2016, The Innovation Institute introduced two executive leaders of its biomedical engineering firm Tech Knowledge Associates (TKA). George Hampton will serve as president and Jeffery Niederhausen will serve as chief financial officer. Both served in clinical engineering for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). Hampton will be based in Dayton, Ohio and Niederhausen will be based in Cincinnati, Ohio, but will oversee TKA’s operations nationwide.
Hampton has worked in clinical engineering for over 30 years, performing maintenance and repair on medical imaging equipment and radiation therapy systems in and around Southwest Ohio, and leading teams of clinical engineers for hospitals, including Good Samaritan Hospital, a 400 bed trauma center in Dayton, Ohio. He most recently served as area manager for CHI. Hampton has also worked with TKA as a consulting director, supporting the TKA leadership team since its launch in 2012. He holds degrees in both Biomedical Electronics and Healthcare Leadership from the Kettering College of Medical Arts.
“As TKA’s new president, one of my primary focuses will be national growth for the company,” said Hampton. “I look forward to sharing TKA’s unique business model, which will provide our clients with guaranteed savings and comprehensive insourced services. TKA will provide highly trained local talent to help eliminate the financial burden of costly service contracts,” added Hampton.
Niederhausen brings 18 years of successful experience with CHI, holding in a variety of accounting/finance roles, and most recently as director of Business Development and Operations. He has also served on the National Leadership for Clinical Engineering group as the voice of accounting and finance. Prior to his extensive service at CHI, Jeff worked with Novare Services, a for-profit clinical engineering firm.
“I anticipate that showing hospitals the savings and efficiencies they will gain from transitioning to a 24/7 insourced service and maintenance model will be well received, especially during these challenging times that call for both improved care and cost reductions,” said Niederhausen.
“We are pleased to welcome these outstanding executives to our team, and we look forward to their guidance in improving and expanding TKA’s capabilities,” said Joe Randolph, president and CEO, The Innovation Institute.
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Tech Knowledge Associates is a national healthcare technology management organization that elevates clinical engineering through innovative management programs, medical equipment life cycle solutions, and service data for large inventories of medical devices that exceed $1 billion in value. For more information, go to www.ii-techknow.com.
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