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Stephen Sledge assists Healthcare Advisory Network clients that need help evaluating or developing a new proton beam therapy facility. His professional career of over 25 years has included business development, sales and marketing roles with medical device manufacturers in the radiation oncology industry. Now that many healthcare systems are considering adding proton therapy to their cancer treatment arsenal, Stephen and other HAN strategic affiliates can come alongside internal personnel to represent and look out for owner interests and shorten the overall learning curve.
Stephen has extensive knowledge of the clinical, technical, and business aspects of developing a proton therapy facility. Hospitals will be able to save significant time and money as they evaluate and develop proton therapy projects by using Stephen’s industry experience for tasks such as: developing the clinical rationale/justification, developing the business case, technology evaluation/RFP, and strategic planning.
Educated as a scientist and engineer, and combined with his industry experience, Stephen possesses a unique ability to be an articulate communicator at all levels within the organization, combining a high degree of technical competence with an extensive understanding of clinical applications and business considerations.
Having Stephen on the owners’ side of the table can be leveraged to the hospital’s advantage and help a proton therapy project become a reality faster and less expensively. By applying experienced and dedicated resources to the project, hospitals will get the process underway sooner, give it the focus and attention required, and begin treating patients as quickly as possible.