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Persante Health Care is a national provider of sleep and balance center management services to hospitals, physician practices and patients. Persante’s expertise in sleep and balance related disorders dates back almost 20 years under the names of Sleep Care Centers, Sleep Tech, Mid-Atlantic School of Sleep Medicine and Blackwood Medical.

 The merging of these four unique industry leaders revolutionized the out-sourced delivery model of sleep and balance diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. This comprehensive approach to serving our client’s patients in a high quality manner has earned recognition and accreditation from The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and The National Sleep Foundation.


Divisions of Persante Health Care include:

Sleep Care – Sleep Center Management Services

Balance Care – Balance Center Management Services

Continuing Care – PAP Therapeutic and Compliance Programs

Home Sleep Testing – Providing HST Solutions to Transportation Industries, Employer Groups, and Dental Practices

Mid-Atlantic School of Sleep Medicine – Accredited Education and Training in Sleep Sciences

Our Mission

To exceed customer expectations by providing the highest level of patient care in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Vision

To be a nationally recognized managed services provider in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep & balance related disorders.

Values

Customer First
Honesty & Integrity
Team Work & Team Spirit
Continuous Improvement & Innovation

Leadership

Joseph LaPorta
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph joins Persante with over 24 years of health care experience in several product and service sectors. Joseph has a passion for building businesses to unprecedented levels of success. Prior to joining Persante, Joseph was CEO of Private Equity owned Flexeon Rehabilitation which was acquired by ATI Physical Therapy in 2015. He also held leadership roles with GE Health Care, McKesson Corporation and Vidar Systems. Joseph holds a Master's of Science degree in Business Management from National Louis University in Chicago as well as a Bachelors in Science from Illinois State University. He completed the Execution Leadership Program at Cornell University and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Joseph also serves as an adjunct professor at National Louis University in the school of management and business on course work related to leadership and organizational behavior.
Carmen J. Nepa III
Chief Financial Officer
Carmen brings over 25 years of diverse financial expertise to Persante and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the finance function of the Company. In his role he oversees the Accounting, Finance, Treasury, Revenue Cycle and IT functions. He is skilled at navigating businesses through growth stages and turnaround situations and has successfully completed several private equity transactions throughout his career. Prior to joining Persante, Carmen was the CFO of the Refac Optical Group, the sixth largest U.S. retailer of optical products and services operating over 800 retail locations in 48 states and Canada. Carmen began his career at Ernst & Young and advanced to the level of Senior Manager in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services Group where he focused on the manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries. Carmen is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.
Mark Ingelido, RPSGT, RST
Senior Vice President of Operations
Mark started his career in sleep medicine over 18 years ago after attending the Sleep Sciences Institute for Sleep Medicine, Birmingham, AL. As a RPSGT, Mark has significant clinical experience and is currently an instructor at the Mid Atlantic School of Sleep Medicine and a certified BLS instructor. In his role as Vice President of Operations for Persante Sleep Care, Mark brings his expertise in project and facilities management, technical and clinical support, design and development, regulatory compliance and clinical research.
Rebecca Marr, MOD, RPSGT
Vice President of Customer Operations
Rebecca has 16 years of sleep healthcare experience specific to sleep medicine. She has managed ITDF locations, hospital based programs and held various progressing roles in global medical diagnostics for VIASYS Healthcare, Cardinal Health and CareFusion. Rebecca holds a Masters of Organizational Development and a RPSGT credential. She is also certified as a BLS instructor. In her role as Vice President of Business Integration and Operations, Rebecca is managing the Continuing Care Division (DME).
Sean Higgins, PHR
Senior Director of Human Resources
Sean Higgins has 15 years’ experience of human resources in healthcare industry leaders including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Universal Health Care Services, Inc. He holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s University and also serves as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University in Camden where he teaches courses in Human Resources and Human Capital Management. Sean is certified as Professional Human Resources (PHR).
Albert A Rizzo, MD, FACP, FCCP
Chair of the Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Rizzo has been practicing medicine since 1983 and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Rizzo is the Chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Christiana Care Health System. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia where he obtained his medical degree. He completed his specialty training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians and a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. In his role as the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board at Persante Sleep Care, Dr. Rizzo directs the clinical oversight of the Mid-Atlantic School of Sleep Medicine and quality assurance for all of Persante’s partner sleep centers.
Persante Health Care Receives 2017 Best of Mount Laurel Award
July 2017 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) has been selected for the 2017 Best of Mt. Laurel Award in the Health & Medical category by the Mt. Laurel Award Program. Each year, the Mt. Laurel Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

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Persante Health Care Expands Home Sleep Testing Services
July 2017 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ), a national leader in diagnostic sleep management services to hospitals and physicians, has announced its expansion plans into the transportation, employer and dental channels by providing customized sleep testing programs and services.

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Persante Health Care Partners with Philips Respironics on New White Paper
June 2017 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) and Philips Respironics (Murrysville, PA) in partnership published Partnering with an Outsource Sleep Management Company: a guide to outsource your sleep center.

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Persante Health Care to Participate in SLEEP 2017 in Boston, MA
June 2017 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is excited to participate in SLEEP 2017 from June 3 – June 7, 2017 as an exhibitor in Boston, MA. SLEEP 2017 is the 31st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), which is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) (Darien, IL) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS) (Dairen, IL).

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Persante Health Care is a New Member of the American Public Transportation Association
May 2017 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) was accepted as a member of American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (Washington, DC).

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Persante’s CEO, Joseph LaPorta, was featured in HMENews.com
May 2017 – Persante Health Care’s (Mt. Laurel, NJ) CEO, Joseph LaPorta, was featured in the article “Persante spreads its expertise” in HMENews.com (Yarmouth, ME). This article describes the real need for Sleep Apnea Diagnostics and Therapy within transportation and the workplace and the expansive role Persante is taking on.

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Persante Cares Promotes MS Awareness during the Month of May
May 2017 – Persante Health Care’s (Mt. Laurel, NJ) employee-driven development committee, Persante Cares, hosted fundraising events promoting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness during the month of May – MS Awareness Month.

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Persante is Proud to Partner with the College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware
May 2017 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is proud to partner with the College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware (Newark, DE). Through this partnership, Persante's hospital client will conduct in-lab sleep studies for participants in the University of Delaware's STAR Quit study.

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Persante to Participate in the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Awareness Week
March 2017 – Sleep Better. Feel Better. is the theme of this year's Sleep Awareness Week April 23–29, 2017. Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel) will continue to spread this theme to our patients, clients, and staff in participation of the Sleep Awareness Week events and activities.

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Persante Health Care to Participate in Philadelphia Sleep Conference in March 2017
February 2017 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is excited to participate in the 5th Annual Philadelphia Sleep Conference on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Sheraton Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA. The Philadelphia Sleep Conference gathers 200 sleep lab managers, sleep technologists, respiratory care managers and staff therapists for a full day of lectures on sleep education.

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Persante Health Care introduces Home Delivery Service Model
December, 2016 – Persante Health Care’s Continuing Care Division (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is excited to announce the launch of their new Patient Adherence Management Service or PAMS via a Home Delivery model. This new service option will be accompanied with a high touch compliance program to better support patients with their CPAP therapy needs.

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Persante Supports the Center for Family Services’ Holiday Gift Project
December 2016 -- Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is honored to participate in this year’s Holiday Gift Project to provide brand-new holiday gifts to young people across South Jersey communities. We are very proud to support the Center for Family Services and their efforts to ensure that children and teens feel loved and valued this holiday season.

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Persante Health Care Receives Recognition from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for Supporting the 2016 Marine Toys for Tots Program
November 2016 – Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is proud of the recognition from The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for outstanding support of 2016 Marine Toys for Tots Program.

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Persante Health Care to Participate In the Annual New Jersey Sleep Society Symposium
November, 2016 ̶ Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is very excited to be an exhibitor at the 2016 New Jersey Sleep Society Annual Symposium held on November 5 – 6, 2016 in beautiful Princeton, NJ.

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Persante Health Care Expands Insurance Payer Relationships
October 5, 2016- Persante Health Care's Continuing Care Division (Mt. Laurel, NJ) has increased the number of insurance payer relationship by over 700 which will allow for greater access for patients who want and need to utilize Persante for their CPAP equipment and supplies.

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Persante Health Care Partners With The American Cancer Society To Increase Awareness
September 25, 2016- Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is excited to be a sponsor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We have many fun and exciting events coming up, including: Jeans for the month of October where employees can donate $10 to wear jeans for a week or $25 for the month!

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Persante Announces New Corporate Headquarter's Location
September 1, 2016 - Persante Health Care, Mt. Laurel, NJ, is excited to announce their new Corporate Headquarters at 200 E Park Street, in Mt. Laurel, NJ. The new location allows for a larger, more efficient and modern work space.

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Persante Health Care Partners With the Learning Experience for Child Care and Education
August 2016- Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is happy to announce that we have partnered with The Learning Experience for Child Care & Education.

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Persante Health Care announces partnership with MYPillow Inc. to provide patients with more comfortable sleep study experience
August 2016- Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is excited to announce that they have aligned with MyPillow Inc. as their new supplier for Sleep Center pillows.

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Philips Respironics to become the exclusive provider of all in-lab sleep diagnostic equipment for Persante Health Care
July 2016-Philips Respironics, a global leader in sleep and respiratory care, announced a three-year purchasing contract with Persante Health Care, (Mt. Laurel, NJ) a national provider of sleep and balance center management services to hospitals, physician practices and patients.

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Persante Health Care to Launch Texting Suite of Communication Tools
June 13, 2016 - Persante Health Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) is excited to announce the official launch of texting technology to support our patient communication efforts. This technology will launch in phases and become more interactive with each phase.

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Persante Health Care Makes Major Infrastructure Investment
April 13, 2016- As part of the Persante commitment to better service our customers, Persante Helath Care (Mt. Laurel, NJ) has invested in the latest generation of phone call center technologies.

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