Herguth to Help Scale the Business through Its Continued Growth and Further Enhance the Partner Experience

CHICAGO, Ill. & PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (March 31, 2015) – Q-Centrix has named Patrick Herguth chief operating officer. Herguth, who brings more than two decades of experience scaling and optimizing organizations within the healthcare and aerospace markets, will report to Milton Silva-Craig, Q-Centrix CEO.

Q-Centrix leads the healthcare quality market by combining its clinical workforce of more than 600 quality information specialists with market-leading technology to surveil, abstract, analyze and improve hospital quality. After more than five million quality data abstractions and 500 client implementations, the organization has become the market leader.

“Herguth is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results.  He is uniquely qualified to complement the aggressive growth strategy at Q-Centrix, with a laser-focus on scaling the business,” said Silva-Craig. “I have tremendous confidence in his ability to align our superior customer service with industry-leading operational practices to support and extend our growth.”

Herguth has a strong history of scaling businesses throughout his career. He joins Q-Centrix from aerospace services provider, Avidyne. During the last eight years, he was instrumental in transitioning the operations of the organization to a lean and scalable business model through the use of Six Sigma and technology to drive critical process and efficiency improvements. Between 2006 and 2007, Herguth was the vice president and general manager of the medical business unit at Planar Systems. While at the digital display and signage solutions provider, Herguth aggressively expanded profitability while growing the business through material cost reductions, increased price realization, and deployment of technology to drive improved operating performance. Prior to Planar Systems, he played a leading role within the Laboratory and Medication Management Systems division of GE Healthcare Technologies where he developed and deployed strategies to reduce the cycle time in client implementations by 300 percent and achieve a #1 KLAS ranking for the division’s product portfolio.

“Becoming a member of the Q-Centrix team at this point in its evolution is an exciting opportunity. I look forward to helping reinforce its unique market leadership position while it continues it tremendous growth,” says Herguth. “Q-Centrix has built a team and technology platform that truly help hospitals improve their quality outcomes. It is a privilege to be part of an organization committed to positively impacting an industry.”

Herguth holds a Bachelor of Science in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.

About Q-Centrix:
Q-Centrix aims to improve patient care in the U.S. through the use of market-leading technology coupled with the industry’s largest and broadest team of nurse-educated, quality information specialists. Conducting in excess of a million quality data abstractions annually, Q-Centrix is a comprehensive quality partner to hundreds of hospitals, providing clinical surveillance, abstraction, analysis and improvement services.

To learn more about the leader in clinical surveillance and quality data abstraction, visit www.q-centrix.com.

About Sterling Partners:
Q-Centrix was welcomed into Sterling Partners’ portfolio in December 2013. Sterling focuses on partnering with like-minded founders and entrepreneurs, and investing growth capital in small- and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends.


Cathy Felts, Marketing Director
E-mail: cathy@q-centrix.com