Knowing that similar challenges exist throughout the country, Intercept has focused on building real partnerships with our hospitals and bedside staff based in trust and open dialogue in order to improve the outcomes in their ICUs.
At Intercept, we feel that combining skilled Intensivists who are proactively monitoring patients with the most sophisticated predictive analytic software are the main ingredients needed to safely deliver ICU care while reducing length of stay and other related complications.
Whether you are in search of a full scale TeleICU program or your looking to provide a consultative service such as tele-psychiatry, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a highly customizable service that is tailored to each of our hospital partners needs. We thank you for taking the time to learn about Intercept and for entrusting your patients to us.
The Intercept Vision
Dr. Reino created Intercept because he saw a need for improvement in the quality of care in the ICU, and to address challenges associated with a current shortage of intensivist physicians that is only growing larger His aims are.
Meet Our Executive Team
DIEGO C. REINO, MD
Intercept is led by Dr. Diego C. Reino. Dr. Reino is a transplant surgeon specializing in liver and kidney at a major teaching hospital in Florida. There, he also specializes in liver cancer surgery. Dr. Reino has trained and practiced at some of the country’s most highly revered hospitals specializing in transplantation. These include UCLA, the Cleveland Clinic, and Rutgers University (where he was tasked with caring for the sickest patients in the ICU). Dr. Reino was an early adopter of Tele-ICU. Intercept was formed based on his analysis of the Tele-ICU market today, which showed him the need and opportunity for another outreach provider of Tele-ICU services that was long overdue. He recruited the current management team and has been instrumental in selecting Philips and the negotiation of its first ever subscription model contract.
DAVID MEDNICK, MBA
A graduate of Wharton and an experienced Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mednick has great success in numerous other startups. Most recently, he founded and managed an organization specializing in diagnostic imaging, providing services to hospitals on a contract basis. This included what became the largest dialysis services company in the Midwest*. Another successful business venture also involved diagnostic imaging: the Radiology Corporation of America provides services in 13 states under direct contracts with hospitals
Robert Closius rounds out the founding team. Mr. Closius is an experienced enterprise level IT professional with direct experience in systems and multi-site connectivity for publicly traded healthcare companies including MEDNAX.
Jack currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Intercept TeleMed. Jack previously served as President & CEO of Consult A Doctor, a telehealth technology & services company from start-up through successful acquisition by Kleiner Perkins-backed Teladoc (TDOC). Mr. Karabees was also EVP of Entic, www.entic.com, a predictive analytics and optimization platform for hospitals, from start-up through their acquisition by Blackstone Group, LP. Karabees served honorably in the United States Air Force.
Craig Bloom serves as the Chief Growth Officer for Intercept TeleMed. An accomplished healthcare marketing and business development executive, he is responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies for our operations nationwide. Mr. Bloom served as Senior Vice President of Physician Relations for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Previously, he served as Regional Chief Strategy Officer for Tenet Healthcare’s Coastal Division. Before that, he was Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Radiology Corporation of America. He also successfully served as District Business Manager for Quest Diagnostics.
ISRAEL VILLANUEVA, MD, MBA, FCCP, CHCQM
Dr. Israel Villanueva completed an A.B. in Biology at Harvard University and a medical doctorate at the NYU School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was an internist and hospitalist for six years before completing a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University. As an associate ICU Director at St. John’s Hospitals of Oxnard and Camarillo, he led a multidisciplinary team that instituted best practices for critical care in a newly established intensivist program. In 2017, Dr. Villanueva completed a Healthcare Executive MBA at the University of California at Irvine. From 2018 to 2020, he developed an intensivist program at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. This experience gave Dr. Villanueva valuable insight into the challenges of rural medicine. In conjunction with his bedside clinical duties, Dr. Villanueva has been a tele-critical care physician for Banner Health, developing an intimate knowledge of tele-critical care processes and benefits.