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New Orleans, La., for 48 years

Contact: Duke Johns

Primary specialties: Respiratory care, anesthesia, critical care, EMS and neonatal.

Territory:
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle

Biggest challenge in next 12 months: Being recognized as part of the solution in the new accountable care era in healthcare with new, better technology.

Biggest opportunity in next 12 months: The rise of Value analysis as a respected profession, and the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP). By representing manufacturers whose value outweighs standardization or price (through commodity distributors), specialty sales and marketing organizations can not only survive, but thrive for the right reasons.

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