America the Beautiful! Horizon CSA Remembers 9-11 Today

September 11th, 2013 · 3:31 pm  →  News and Notes
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 America the Beautiful

                                                               9-11 Remembrance

“Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies… for Amber Waves of Grain…For Purple Mountain Majesties Above the Fruited Plane…America, America, God Shed His Grace on Thee…and Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood From Sea to Shining Sea”.  Katherine Lee Bates-1913

It wasn’t that long ago was it when you awakened to the horror of 9/11? We are certain that you recall exactly where you were when you heard the news, yes?

It may seem like forever to those who lost loved ones and who remember it just like it was yesterday. Today on 9-11-2013, Horizon CSA takes a moment to pause and reflect.

We offer up our prayers and heartfelt condolences to those who are still hurting, still remembering and never forgetting their loved ones. For those of us who didn’t lose loved ones but who remain shocked that the unimaginable happened in this great land, we offer empathy and share your disbelief.

We also offer encouragement to you and confidence that America remains strong and full of hope. Embrace it.

We acknowledge that living in this great land, the United States of America has been a dream come true for all of us. This is our country and one that has afforded each person unparalleled opportunities to achieve their dreams.

Be encouraged, Lady Liberty  remains strong! She has been the symbol of  hope for our ancestors as they saw her for the first time.  America has and is “the shining light on a hill” to many around the world.

Today, we simply ask that each and every person living here in this country to embrace our liberty and freedom but also be willing to make a positive contribution.  Regardless of whether you are a natural born American citizen, a naturalized citizen or a person seeking citizenship living in this country and utilizing shared resources,  we simply ask that you consider your own productivity and personal willingness to extend a personal hand to this great land.  Just about everyone can do something constructive.….yes…even the disabled and infirm. We have seen countless examples of this in sheltered workshops, Wounded Warriors support groups, senior citizen groups, churches  and many private sector charitable groups elsewhere in this country.

At Horizon CSA, we believe living in America, this great land, represents a life life worth living.

Isn’t  a life worth living one that also merits the individual effort to extend oneself to the betterment of a culture, a country, state or community? Isn’t  there something you can do even in your own neighborhood or community?

We encourage you to start with yourself today. Do a self assessment and personal inventory. You determine if your life reflects the  spirit, strong, individual work ethic, faith, contribution and core values that were supported by our founding fathers and that  made America strong.

Remember… it is up to us…this is our country…America the Beautiful!


Horizon CSA Executive Team Participating in Key Healthcare Conferences Over Summer Months

August 26th, 2013 · 7:27 pm  →  News and Notes
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Horizon CSA has been busy this summer staying current with healthcare industry conferences. Most  recent summer  conferences attended include the riveting North Carolina Hospital Association  (NCHA),the Georgia and South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Association  Meetings and )and the North Carolina Healthcare  Engineers Association. (NCHEA).

Comprehensive medical technology management and biomedical equipment repair service solutions  are key services offered by Horizon CSA to hospitals and surgery centers who also attended the above  referenced conferences.

Horizon’s distinctive approach to the business of healthcare delivery incorporates a strategic alliance approach with healthcare COOS and CEOS who are in the “buck stops here” chair and who are concerned about costs and profits with new healthcare reform mandates.

As such Horizon provides comparative metrics, assessments and other tools that are compatible with the c-suite. On the tactical side, Horizon’s “extreme biomedical specialists” work tirelessly on behalf of clients to ensure that medical equipment technology is safe, reliable, calibrated properly and available when needed  to ensure that patient satisfaction ratings within healthcare settings remain positive.

While healthcare conferences vary in location, speakers, participants, vendors and agendas, it is worth noting that Horizon CSA is celebrating its 10th anniversary year in 2013. Customers say that  Horizon CSA’s  10th year anniversary of service to hospitals throughout the southeastern United States is a more significant citation.

If your healthcare facility is weary of the “status quo’ you think that there is something missing in your medical technology asset management, please contact Horizon CSA.

The Horizon Health Advisor




Biomedical Technician Employees Rate Horizon CSA “Best Place to Work” Ever!

April 24th, 2013 · 8:25 pm  →  News and Notes
Horizon CSA Biomedical Team

Horizon CSA Biomedical Team

Most recently, employees who are biomedical technicians and biomedical technology leaders attended leadership meetings in Mooresville N.C. at the corporate office. In addition to great presentations, riveting teambuilding exercises and sharing of meals, employees had an opportunity to network with one another regarding best practices in biomedical equipment management and more. As it happened, a marketing consultant who was also on-site for this meeting reported back some very interesting “off the cuff” observations relative to employees. “I heard incredible reviews about Horizon CSA from your own employees,”  She said. Some of the comments were as follows; “Best place I’ve ever worked.” “I have a career path here and that was never possible as a biomedical department manager within a hospital.” “The benefits are great and my family really depends on them”. “Our annual performance bonuses are based on customer satisfaction surveys and my own efforts  which is very unique and stimulates my desire to do my best”.

“The leadership at the top of this company has a heart for employees.” “They truly live by the golden rule.”

So in a rapid fire, evolving healthcare industry, it appears that the employees are happy with their  home at Horizon CSA.

Horizon CSA is very grateful for these comments.We truly appreciate our employees’  commitment, resilience and performance under the rigorous day-to-day demands of medical technology management. Without our tremendous employees and their heart-felt commitment to excellence to our  healthcare customers every day, we would not be able to achieve the hallmarks of excellence as  defined by the healthcare industry.

Why Healthcare CEOs and COOs Should Consider Outsourced Biomedical Equipment Specialists

March 5th, 2013 · 7:38 pm  →  News and Notes

Each day  hospital executives  are engaged in conversations about the latest hot topics which include data analytics, clinical evaluation outcomes, electronic health records and cost containment opportunities. Most recently “Sequestration” is top of mind as it relates to a potential 2% cut in Medicare reimbursements.

From  the Charlotte Business Journal  (more…)

Horizon CSA and Cool Pair Plus Announce Agreement to Maximize Customer Service

February 16th, 2013 · 1:07 am  →  News and Notes

Exciting news for healthcare providers who utilize outsourced biomedical equipment services and who provide MRI services. Click on link  below for  more information.

Horizon CSA LLC and Cool Pair Plus Inc. Announce Agreement


The Horizon CSA Difference! Focused Concentration on Biomedical Equipment Services!

January 2nd, 2013 · 4:14 pm  →  News and Notes

The Critical Horizon Difference is really worth considering when your healthcare facility seeks  specialized expertise in biomedical equipment services and medical technology management. Here’s why………………

Horizon CSA’s Annual Biomedical Technology Leadership Conference

October 15th, 2012 · 8:16 pm  →  News and Notes

Horizon CSA’s Technology Leadership Conference

On October 4-6, 2012, Horizon CSA’s annual technology leader’s conference was held at the Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Technology Management leaders, Business Development  Managers, It Personnel, Key Principals and Senior Marketing Staff were all in attendance.

Thought provoking sessions and reporting was led by Horizon CSA’s leadership team throughout the 2 day conference. Horizon’s team presented a review of strategic  initiatives  planned in 2011 and  accomplished year-to-date in  2012. Future marketing and business development plans for 2013 were discussed with the technology leadership team. Pivotal segments included a review of  business development, e-marketing, healthcare regulatory updates and compliance as well as growth and improvements for FY 2012

Horizon principals assured the team that the company will continue to invest in top notch training and development of technology leaders and all employees.  This commitment underwrites the achievement of  “Top Rank” status in customer satisfaction  survey metrics within their healthcare provider customer base and provides a highly competitive advantage in the biomedical equipment services sector.

Paul Levesque, V.P of Marketing and Business Development presented an exciting overview of key marketing deliverables met throughout the 2012 timeline and revealed new projects under development for 2013.

Announcements were also made by Horizon’s marketing team regarding the new and improved Horizon-CSA website along with our new face book, twitter, YouTube channel and linked-in sites.

A unique view of Horizon’s “CEPA” product (Clinical Equipment and Planning Assessment) was previewed by the entire team as it is now available to healthcare providers.

Tremendous and inspiring ideas based on the book “The Right to Lead; Earning Leadership Through Character and Courage” presented by Horizon CSA’s V.P of Operations, Dale  Allman.

All in all, attendees of the Horizon CSA’s technology leadership conference agree the conference was a resounding success. Summarily, the mind-share, the leadership, inspiration, communication, camaraderie and fun were second to none.

Team Horizon members returned to their various locations throughout the southeast refreshed, renewed and reinvigorated with new sparks of leadership.

Once again, Horizon CSA leadership continues to demonstrate “The Horizon Difference”  through its commitment to employees in training, development, resource allocation and teambuilding. The upstream benefits to healthcare provider customers are evidenced through customer satisfaction surveys completed annually by healthcare provider customers who objectively rank their Horizon “virtual biomedical engineering staff” with very high marks on the metrics that count to them.


Horizon CSA-The Critical Difference; Concentration on Clinical Engineering Solutions.

October 2nd, 2012 · 2:37 am  →  News and Notes

The Horizon Difference


The Horizon CSA Advantage…..Virtually You in Biomedical Technology Services!

September 27th, 2012 · 8:30 am  →  Horizon News + Notes Medical Technology Management

The Horizon Advantage ……Virtually You in Biomedical Technology Services!

 Some say that the sincerest form of flattery is emulation. At Horizon, we believe that our best practice is to host seamless “virtual-like you”  biomedical on-site solutions for our customers.

These solutions and human resources literally incorporate  your facility’s best practices all the while providing novel and unprecedented software technology, human assets and cost savings solutions.

Horizon CSAs virtual in-house biomedical programs  combine the best of both worlds which is to say  we incorporate  the best attributes of in-house departments with those of a experienced highly skilled company focused exclusively on clinical engineering.

We acknowledge that most well functioning in-house departments typically possess the following attributes;

1.     Management controls

2.     Organizational commitment,

3.    A Common purpose, goals and objectives,

4.     Teamwork, esprit de corps, camaraderie and a sense of community

5.     Integration within a strategic plan and comprehension of the facilities values.

However,  in-house departments typically found in modest-size hospitals are far too often understaffed, have limited skills due to lack of continuous training, are often “multi-tasking”
and doing tasks that are  completely unrelated to biomedical equipment services or medical technology management, are not properly deployed throughout the hospital for optimal  understanding of equipment issues and non-performance,  rely far too much on expensive OEM service and may  be capable of  providing  only a small piece of what is required to become a high performance clinical engineering operation.

Horizon CSA’s  on-site  solution-service programs  retain all of the best advantages of an in-house department plus  we carefully and artfully fill in the gaps that leave your facility wide open for negative consequences. We remediate the gaping holes in your biomedical equipment program with highly skilled, up-to-date, well trained technicians and leaders who are highly motivated  professionals who always perform.  Performance at Horizon CSA is measured frequently and our entire exisitence is predicated on the performance metrics with our healthcare providers.


Horizons’ “Virtual 7” Benefits to Healthcare Alliance Biomedical Partners!

September 26th, 2012 · 3:03 pm  →  News and Notes

The Horizon Difference

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7 Virtual Benefits to Healthcare Alliance  Biomedical Partners.

1.     A defined healthcare alliance career path for all existing hospital employees who become part of the Horizon CSA virtual team.

2.     A regulatory “track-record.” Horizon’s healthcare alliance partners are  “always ready”, customers never have to fear another unannounced inspection again.

3.    Disciplined-use of time-tested processes, use of department management tools and software that facilitate “best practices.

4.   We provide timely reports that contain  exactly the right information you need precisely when you need it.

5.     Global access to multiple parts sources and the professional  acumen required to work with all OEMS on your behalf in order to secure the most cost effective solutions and practices.

6.    Clear, undiluted and unbiased recommendations for all new medical equipment purchases because we do not have divided loyalties to any vendors. We are vendor neutral which has been identified as a strength by customers as opposed to the obvious liability of having conflicts of interests.

7.     Full participation on all clinical & administrative committees task forces. We assist you in crafting the best solutions and are measured by our recommendations.

The fact is that account integration is so complete, collaboration is so intimate and cooperation  is so effective that many clinical department heads simply assume that our staff are hospital employees.

The Horizon program will feel and perform like an in house program, but with the resources and expertise to take it to a measurable higher level.

Summarily, Horizon CSA takes pride in our mission-driven performance that aligns exquisitely with our clinical partners. You are the reason that we can co-create a relationship that resonates perfectly with the increased demands for healthcare regulatory compliance and to be sure, much higher ratings by the patients who are the ultimate consumers in your facility.

We invite you to think of the “Virtual 7” and contact us to see if your healthcare facility qualifies for a complimentary “Virtual 7” audit.

The Horizon Advisor



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