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Zynex hires director of Regulatory Compliance

Zynex, a provider of pain management systems and electrotherapy products for medical patients with functional disability, has hired David Empey as director of Regulatory Compliance.

Empey will start on 3January 2011 and will report directly to CEO Thomas Sandgaard.

Empey has over 25 years of healthcare-related experience and possesses knowledge of complex healthcare regulations and guidelines.

He most recently served as VP of Operations and Compliance for Premier Medical and has held previous senior level positions with Homecare, Porter Affiliated Health Services, Porter Memorial Hospital and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

CEO Thomas Sandgaard said they believe David Empey brings a tremendous amount of industry experience that will strengthen our management team and help us better navigate the complex regulatory environment.

"We also believe David will be particularly valuable in guiding our efforts to obtain additional state and federal licenses, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals, which are being pursued as part of our growth initiatives," Sandgaard said.

Zynex engineers, manufactures, markets and sells its own design of medical devices in three subsidiaries.

Zynex Medical is a provider of electrotherapy products for home use, Zynex Monitoring Solutions develops products for cardiac monitoring for use in hospitals and Zynex NeuroDiagnostic develops devices for EMG and EEG diagnostic purposes in the neurology clinic markets.