VERTESS Welcomes Eric Hymes as Managing Director

Experienced DME professional will now help with mergers and acquisitions.

Eric Hymes has joined VERTESS, a healthcare mergers and acquisition advisory firm, as a Managing Director.

Hyme’s career in healthcare started when he joined the army as a combat medic. He eventually made his way into the DME industry and served as a general manager and senior executive at CCS Medical.

“While my career in healthcare has always been focused on the end user and their families, the apex of my experience was successfully navigating an ever-shifting landscape of healthcare insurance policy and associated reimbursement pressures,” Hymes said. “This created an environment where the most dynamic and well managed companies were always the market leaders and market survivors.”

In 2013, Hymes was introduced to M&A, becoming an executive with a platform company in urological DME products and services. He and his team successfully established that platform in three years as a force in the urology DME sector. As a Managing Director at VERTESS, Eric will focus in the DME and specialty physician practice verticals, while performing consulting and advisory work in the operational and revenue cycle aspects of DME healthcare providers.

“I am honored to be a part of the VERTESS team and trust that I will be able to advise firms who are looking to diversify in their particular healthcare delivery models,” Hymes said. “With the ever-changing marketplace, the pressures of reimbursement and new healthcare policy, it takes a very talented and dedicated healthcare business owner to balance those pressures while providing genuine quality care that serves the patient and the care giver well.” 

Tom Schramski, VERTESS Managing Partner, said, “We are very fortunate to have Eric join us as we expand our presence in the DME marketplace. Along with Bradley Smith, Managing Director/Partner, we are poised for significant growth while adding increased value for our clients.”

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