April 16, 2022
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Specialty Networks, LLC, a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners, announced the acquisition of United Rheumatology, LLC, according to a company press release.
“We are delighted to welcome United Rheumatology to the Specialty Networks family of companies,” David Courry, CEO of Specialty Networks, said in a press release. “Our shared mission to help improve patient care by strengthening independent specialty providers makes this acquisition a great fit for both of our companies. With the acquisition of United Rheumatology, Specialty Networks adds a third specialty to its portfolio of specialty companies.
Founded in 2014, United Rheumatology is the leading exclusive rheumatology group purchasing organization and real-world evidence and analytics company with 635 active independent rheumatology providers in its network. United Rheumatology brings a suite of complementary services to specialty networks, including group buying services, sponsored educational events, life sciences data and analytics, and value-based payment programs.
Specialty Networks intends to further enhance United Rheumatology’s capabilities by introducing additional service offerings to its network practices and industry customers, which include in-office pharmacy/dispensing services; clinical and administrative programming; patient identification, retention and engagement technology; outsourced clinical navigation; and decentralized clinical trials.
Max I. Hamburger
“Joining forces with Specialty Networks will further enable community rheumatology practices to remain independent and advance the standard of care for their patients,” Max I. Hamburger, MD, founder and executive chairman of United Rheumatology and managing partner of Rheumatology Associates of Long Island. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our organizations to continue to evolve precision medicine to ensure that every patient receives the right care at the right time.”