In 2000, the nation’s third-party reprocessing industry saved U.S. hospitals $20 million in device acquisition costs. Today, AMDR’s members save U.S. hospitals over $500 million a year in device acquisition and disposal costs. AMDR’s members now also serve a majority of the nation’s “Honor Roll” hospitals, as listed by U.S. News & World Report and a majority of German academic medical centers.
With nearly 20 years’ experience working on medical device reprocessing issues, Mr. Vukelich is intimately familiar with the legal, regulatory, public relations and political issues surrounding the reprocessing industry. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the American Society of Association Executives, among other groups, and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through ASAE, and a former National Debate champion (1996).
Mr. Vukelich received a B.A. in Political Science and Public Communication with Pi Sigma Alpha honors from the American University in Washington, DC and his Juris Doctor degree from the American University’s Washington College of Law. He is a native of Minneapolis and a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars.
Mr. Weeda’s law firm has provided counsel to AMDR since its inception in the late 1990s.