Integrated Emergency Medicine Specialists Joins Emergency Care Partners

Integrated Emergency Medicine Specialists Joins Emergency Care PartnersStrategic Merger will Enable Integrated Emergency Medicine Specialists to Leverage Emergency Care Partner’s Resources for Emergency Department Services and Growth.

Emergency Care Partners (“ECP”), a leading national physician-owned emergency medicine service provider, announced today the completion of a strategic merger with Integrated Emergency Medicine Specialists (“IEMS”). IEMS has served the Naples, FL, community since 2015, providing premier emergency department management services to its partner hospitals. 

IEMS will continue a service-first approach to support its client emergency departments while leveraging ECP’s unique model of combining local physician equity partnerships and a differentiated clinical analytics platform focused on high-quality patient care.  

ECP Chief Executive Officer, Bill Yarbrough, said, “We are very excited to welcome IEMS and their providers as a regional physician group practice of Emergency Care Partners. Their strong clinical leadership and reputation in the local community make them an ideal addition to our national group partnership of physician practices. We are excited to work with Dr. Brown to leverage our resources to deepen their relationships with key health system partners and continue to grow their local practice.  

The ECP physician partnership model now serves 56 clinical locations, supported by a combined clinical workforce of more than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, treating 1.4 million patients annually. 

ECP is backed by financial sponsors Varsity Healthcare Partners (“VHP”) and Regal Healthcare Capital Partners (“Regal”).  

“This partnership allows us to leverage ECP’s infrastructure and resources to continue to deliver the highest quality care and experiences to our patients and strengthen our health system partnerships in Southwest Florida,” said IEMS President, Dr. Hunter Brown, D.O. 

Massumi + Consoli LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP acted as legal advisers to ECP and VHP, while Dean Mead acted as legal advisors to IEMS.  

About Emergency Care Partners  

Headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, ECP is a leading provider of emergency medicine and emergency department management services for hospitals across the U.S., with current operations in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina, and Texas. ECP sees 1.4 million patient visits annually across operations at 56 clinical programs, supported by a clinical workforce of 1,000+ physicians and advanced practice providers. ECP employs a differentiated model relative to other platforms in the emergency medicine space, highlighted by the ability to maintain ownership through its physician partnership model and the ability for regional/local groups to maintain their branding and clinical autonomy while still benefitting from ECP’s significant back-office infrastructure. This critical infrastructure includes support for revenue cycle, financial and operational reporting, recruiting, training, compliance, contracting, scheduling, and payroll, among other functions. ECP’s affiliated physician groups also have access to the national partnership’s proprietary analytics platform, which operatively interfaces in real time with each hospital’s IT platform to track and report daily key performance indicators (KPI) in the emergency room. These include throughput, capacity utilization, clinical quality metrics, and ancillary services reporting, which are used by ECP clinical and operational leaders and the hospitals themselves to drive quality service and outcomes and a consistent patient experience within each customer’s emergency department. For more information, please visit

About Integrated Emergency Medicine Specialists (“IEMS”). 

Founded in October 2015 and headquartered in Naples, FL, IEMS is a leading provider of emergency department management services, focusing on process improvement and quality patient care. IEMS provides emergency department medical directorship and management services, including recruitment, credentialing, and qualifying for third-party billing contracts and requirements. 

About Varsity Healthcare Partners 

Varsity Healthcare Partners (VHP) is a lower middle-market private equity investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams to build leading healthcare services companies. VHP’s unique tactical investment playbook and strong track record is complemented by VHP’s distinct organizational culture, emphasizing highly collaborative engagement, strong professional accountability, and a commitment to excellence in work product and team performance. For more information, please visit

About Regal Healthcare Capital Partners 

Regal Healthcare Capital Partners (“Regal”) is a New York-based growth equity and buyout firm focused exclusively on lower-middle market healthcare services companies. Regal partners with leading-edge healthcare entrepreneurs in need of financial investment and strategic, operational, and managerial expertise. Regal and its co-founders, David Kim, M.D., and Jon Santemma, bring a unique combination of operational and transactional experience to healthcare services companies to help realize their growth potential. For more information, please visit 

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Elevate Your Beauty Game With Lash Me NYC’s Revolutionary Lash Extension Techniques

Elevate Your Beauty Game With Lash Me NYC’s Revolutionary Lash Extension Techniques

Utilizing only the highest-quality faux lashes on the market, Lash Me NYC’s talented technicians can create any look imaginable, from natural understatement to extreme glamour, by employing revolutionary lash extension techniques.

Elevate Your Beauty Game With Lash Me NYC’s Revolutionary Lash Extension Techniques
Lash Me NYC

Lash Me NYC

Lash Me NYC’s mission is to bring out the confidence in every woman through its high-quality beauty services—specifically its revolutionary lash extension offerings

The skilled technicians at Lash Me NYC use only the most natural-feeling mink cashmere lashes to create longer and fuller eyelashes that emphasize a woman’s natural beauty. These looks include Full Lite Classic, Full Natural Classic, Full Glamour Classic, Full Luxe Hybrid, Full Volume and Full Mega Volume. In addition, they also offer lower lash extensions and customized color lashes, as well as their own brand of specially formulated, oil-free lash shampoo and tools for cleaning and maintaining the extensions.

Among the different techniques employed by the lash artists at Lash Me NYC are the Classic lash technique, which adheres a single faux lash to as many lashes as needed to create the desired look; the Volume technique, involving the use of 4D or 5D fans on the lashes; and the Hybrid lash technique, which utilizes a combination of both techniques to achieve the desired look. 

In addition, there are four eyelash categories for clients to choose from: Classic, Volume, Hybrid, and Mega Volume. The Classic options include Full Lite Classic and Full Natural Classic, styles intended to mimic the soft, natural appearance of your lashes with subtle extension rather than volume. Imagine a high-quality mascara that remains smudge-free and long-lasting all day. Volume Lashes, on the other hand, promote a bolder and voluminous look by supercharging your lash count with 4D and 5D volume for a more moderate to intensely dramatic appearance that adds dimension and fullness. For an ultimate “night out” look, however, Mega Volume lashes employ 6D to 10D volume to achieve a more striking level of density, drama, and fluffiness. Finally, Hybrid Lashes are a mix of Classic and Volume styles customized for the client’s eye shape. The best of both worlds, customers can expect strategically placed lashes that bestow modest volume that doesn’t look as inauthentic. 

Eyelash extensions are made from semi-permanent fibers that are attached near the lash line and seamlessly integrated into the natural lashes to create an entirely new look. Since everyone’s natural beauty differs due to facial structure, eye shape, and personal style, Lash Me NYC features various lash extension techniques and styles for their clients to choose from. They listen closely to what clients want and offer professional feedback based on each client’s unique appearance. Additionally, they provide aftercare instructions to preserve the longevity of the lash extensions.  

About Lash Me NYC

At Lash Me NYC, the satisfaction and loyalty of their clients is of the utmost importance. Their goal is to build long-term relationships based on trust, respect, and a commitment to exceeding client expectations with confidence-building beauty results. With locations in Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens, their client-centered studios seek to create a warm, attentive environment that makes every client feel confident and valued the moment they walk through the door. To learn more, visit their website.

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AcCELLerate Forum to Focus on Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem of Cell and Gene Therapy

AcCELLerate Forum to Focus on Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem of Cell and Gene TherapyThe Oct. 2-3 hybrid workshop will bridge the gap between critical stakeholders to pinpoint today’s challenges and create forward-thinking solutions that enable the cell and gene therapy industry to create and deliver life-saving treatments equitably.

AcCELLerate Forum to Focus on Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem of Cell and Gene Therapy
AcCELLerate Forum

The Oct. 2-3 hybrid workshop will bridge the gap between critical stakeholders to pinpoint today’s challenges and create forward-thinking solutions that enable the cell and gene therapy industry to create and deliver life-saving treatments equitably.

–  AcCELLerate Forum, a partnership between Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT), and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match, will bring key stakeholders together to identify ongoing needs and opportunities in cell and gene therapy for advocacy, measurement of value, impact, and sustainability. The Oct. 2-3, workshop at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA, and online will bring together providers, payers, government agencies, and industry members to define essential factors needed to create a sustainable cell and gene therapy ecosystem. 

“CIBMTR is proud to co-sponsor this important forum that interests all key stakeholders across the ecosystem,” said Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS, Senior Scientific Director, CIBMTR MCW. “Our established relationships with a global network of treatment centers and cell and gene therapy developers uniquely position CIBMTR to bring these experts together to identify the needs and opportunities to adapt to this rapidly evolving field.” 

CIBMTR will join industry leaders, treatment-center partners, regulators, and other professionals to discuss the regulatory landscape for the approval of new products. The participants will focus on the perspectives of the payer and regulators, data acquisition and analysis, and center perspectives in defining outcomes for CAR-T cells. They will also discuss logistics for CAR-T, safety and toxicity, and the future directions and competing therapies. The forum will also include breakout sessions on the logistics of cell therapy delivery, efficacy, treatment decisions and sequencing, and manufacturing and logistics standardization in a moderator-led roundtable with attendee participation. Visit the event website to register.

Eligible members of the media are invited to attend AcCELLerate Forum in-person or online at no cost. Please contact Jennifer Kasowicz (, Director of Marketing at ASTCT, at (312) 673-4970, to verify eligibility and receive the passcode.

The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) is a nonprofit research collaboration between the NMDP/Be The Match, in Minneapolis, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee. CIBMTR collaborates with the global scientific community to increase survival and enrich the quality of life for patients. CIBMTR facilitates critical observational and interventional research through scientific and statistical expertise, a large network of centers, and a unique database of long-term clinical data for more than 635,000 people who have received hematopoietic cell transplantation and other cellular therapies. Learn more at


The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) is an international professional membership association of more than 3,000 physicians, investigators, and other health care professionals from more than 45 countries. Our mission is dedicated to improving the application and success of blood and marrow transplantation and related cellular therapies. For more information about ASTCT, visit and follow us on Twitter, @ASTCT.

About NMDP/Be The Match

The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match is the leading global partner working to save lives through cellular therapy. With 35 years of experience managing the most diverse registry of potential unrelated blood stem cell donors and cord blood units in the world, NMDP/Be The Match is a proven partner in providing cures to patients with life-threatening blood and marrow cancers and diseases. Through their global network, they connect centers and patients to their best cell therapy option—from blood stem cell transplant to a next-generation therapy—and collaborate with cell and gene therapy companies to support therapy development and delivery through Be The Match BioTherapies. 

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ASTCT Marketing Director

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Biolage Professional Wins Allure Magazine’s Prestigious ‘Best of Beauty’ Award

Biolage Professional Wins Allure Magazine’s Prestigious ‘Best of Beauty’ Award

Biolage Professional is Excited to be Named a Winner in the 2023 Allure “Best of Beauty” Awards for the Strength Recovery Shampoo and Conditioning Cream

Biolage Professional, a worldwide leader in salon haircare, is thrilled to announce that it has been honored with the coveted Allure magazine “Best of Beauty” Award for its innovative Strength Recovery Shampoo and Conditioning Cream. 

Allure has been an icon in the beauty industry for over 25 years and bestows this award only to the best-of-the-best products that demonstrate efficacy, excellence and integrity. Products go through months of testing, conducted by seasoned editors who work to determine the quality of the product against the hundreds of others in their respective categories. 

After advancing through multiple rounds of intense judging, the Biolage Strength Recovery Shampoo and Conditioning Cream are being recognized as a leading shampoo and conditioner duo in their product category. Infused with 100% vegan squalane (a skincare super-ingredient), the Strength Recovery Shampoo and Conditioning Cream work together to repair hair damage and prevent new damage from occurring.

“We are so excited to be recognized by Allure,” says Senior Vice President, Head of Brand Martha Glenn. “When we launched the Strength Recovery line, we knew we were creating a new approach to hair repair that not only reflected our brand’s heritage in combining the best of nature and science but could restore even the most damaged hair. Knowing that the Allure Best of Beauty Awards is one of the most respected awards programs, we feel so honored to receive such a high accolade.”

Launched in late 2022, the Strength Recovery collection introduced unique damage repair formulas that are rooted in green science and sustainable technologies. Leveraging vegan squalane ethically sourced from olives, these formulas reduce breakage and leave hair softer, smoother and stronger. The Shampoo gently cleanses the hair and scalp while adding softness and smoothness without weight. It was recognized in 2023 by the SELF magazine “Healthy Beauty” Awards as the best shampoo for dry or damaged hair. The Conditioning Cream has a creamy texture that leaves hair stronger after one use with 3x more moisture*. Both products are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-, mineral oil-, and colorant-free formulas. 

The Strength Recovery Shampoo and Conditioning Cream make up part of the Strength Recovery collection, which also includes the Strength Recovery Deep Treatment Mask and the Strength Repairing Spray. The entire collection is available for purchase at Ulta and on Amazon

*system of Strength Recovery System of Shampoo and Conditioning Cream vs. non-conditioning shampoo.



In 1990, Biolage Professional was born from the mind of hairdresser and entrepreneur Arnie Miller, who saw the opportunity to bring out hair’s natural beauty, touchable and full of movement. Since its conception, the brand has been inspired by natural ingredients, and known for its iconic white packaging and signature fragrance. Biolage Professional is recognized worldwide as a leader in salon haircare, offering high-performance, professional-quality products inspired by botanicals—and that reputation continues to grow. Biolage Professional is committed to consistently improving its formulas and sustainability standards and is proud to announce that as of August 1, 2022, the brand is 100% vegan, cruelty-free approved under the Leaping Bunny program by Cruelty Free International, and its signature bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. We recognize that sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement, and we invite you to join us.

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