VQ OrthoCare provides noninvasive medical solutions focused on bone, joint and soft-tissue conditions.
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Our goals are focused on serving our customers with superior products and supporting services, and establishing and maintaining economic growth measured by consistent increases in shareholder equity. In pursuit of our goals, we will strive to demonstrate thoughtful and ethical leadership and we will be a responsible member of the global and local communities in which we operate.
VQ OrthoCare maintains the highest ethical and legal standards. Our compliance program is overseen by VQ OrthoCare’s compliance officers. This includes strictly-enforced employee compliance guidelines, the VQ OrthoCare code of ethics and a comprehensive employee training program.
VQ OrthoCare is licensed by the California Department of Health Services as a medical device retailer and manufacturer.
VQ OrthoCare is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a medical device manufacturer and specification developer. VQ OrthoCare follows stringent federal guidelines in manufacturing, inspection, handling, storage, distribution and delivery of controlled medical devices to patients. These federal regulations help ensure safety and efficacy for patients and the community.
James W. Knape founded VQ OrthoCare in 1989 with his wife Dorian. As chief executive officer, Knape oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including product research, product development and legislative advocacy. As a proponent of noninvasive, nonpharmacological orthopedic and pain management healthcare solutions, he provides the company’s compass leading to the development of proprietary products and services that promote optimal functionality for the patients we serve.
Knape was a healthcare consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers prior to founding VQ OrthoCare. He is a certified public accountant, and holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Arizona State University.
Bob Blachford joined VQ OrthoCare in 1992 as the company's chief financial officer, bringing considerable knowledge of corporate financial and tax operations to the company. Blachford oversees all financial functions, including planning, taxes, operating and capital budgeting, information technology, human resources and the development of related companies.
Blachford previously served as vice president of finance at The Gibbs Company, and prior to that as controller for Linkletter Enterprises. He is a certified financial planner and holds a bachelor of accountancy degree in accounting from Michigan's Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration.
Dan Johnson serves as chief reimbursement officer for VQ OrthoCare, where he is responsible for the company’s patient care, billing, clerical, collection, and cash application teams. He joined VQ OrthoCare in 2006, bringing with him more than 15 years experience working with large healthcare and corporate organizations to design and implement quality improvement strategies for customer/patient service, billing and collection processes.
Most recently, Johnson served as division revenue manager for Apria Healthcare, where he led a team of more than 500 employees in the capture, recording and collection of $420 million in annual revenues. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri, where he also completed graduate coursework toward a master’s degree in public administration.
Kevin Lunau joined VQ OrthoCare in 2005 as vice president of manufacturing, with responsibility for the company’s product development, manufacturing, distribution and patient technician services. He was instrumental in the 2006 acquisition of the orthopedic knee brace division of Vista, California-based, OMNI life science Inc., a company focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of joint replacement products for the orthopedic market.
Lunau previously served as president and chief operating officer for NiteRider, where he was responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of the design, manufacture and distribution of high-end lighting systems for the adventure sports market, and for more than ten years prior to that held senior positions at Toronto Medical Corp., OrthoLogic, and OrthoRehab. He received his bachelor’s degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.